Type I diabetes: Virus infection or autoimmune disease?

De Lisa Fairweather, Noel R. Rose

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What does Coxsackie virus have to do with diabetes? Evidence is emerging that insulin-producing β cells are highly susceptible to acute infection by Coxsackie virus if their production of interferon is inhibited, resulting in diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-340
Number of pages3
JournalNature immunology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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