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TitleImmunology of Clinical and Experimental Diabetes [electronic resource] / edited by Sudhir Gupta
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1984
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4559-6
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SUMMARY

During the past 5 years, impressive progress has been made in understanding the etiopathogenesis of expeiimental and clinical diabetes. The rapid progress that has been made in the general field of immunology has made possible new understanding regarding the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of diabetes. The other two areas in which recent progress has been made in the field of diabetes include genetics and the role of infectious agent(s) in the etiopathogenesis of diabetes. Because of these recent developments, a vast amount of data has been accumulated and published in a number of metabolic, endocrine, immunological, and general medicine journals. The purpose of this book is to consolidate all the available information and present it in its current state. In the present volume, I strive to bring together relevant contributions from leaders in the fields of immunopathology, immunobiology, and genetics. The advancing understanding has in several instances reached the point of clinical applicaยญ tion. This volume encompasses the entire scope of modem immunology of diabetes mellitus. This volume has been divided into two major parts, Experimental Diabetes and Clinical Diabetes. In the Experimental part are included chapters dealing with the structure and functions of insulin and the immune response to insulin. Spontaneous and experimentally induced models of type I diabetes mellitus are presented. The role of virus(es) in the etiology of experimental diabetes and the influence of sex on experiยญ mental diabetes are discussed. The transplantation of pancreas and islets is reviewed in detail


CONTENT

I. Experimental Diabetes -- 1. Structure and Function of Insulin -- 2. Genetic Control of the Immune Response to Insulin in Man and Experimental Animals -- 3. Virus and Experimental Diabetes -- 4. Animal Models of Human Type I Diabetes -- 5. Immune Function in Obese, Diabetic, Hyperinsulinemic C57BL/KsJ-db+/db+ and C57BL/6J-ob/ob Mice -- 6. The Influence of Sex Hormones on Immunological Processes in the Induction of Diabetes -- 7. Transplantation of Pancreas and Islets -- II. Clinical Diabetes -- 8. Antibodies to Insulin and Insulin Receptors: Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance -- 9. Genetic Basis of Type I (Insulin-Dependent) Diabetes -- 10. Virus and Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus -- 11. Lymphocyte Response in Diabetes Mellitus -- 12. Autoimmunity -- 13. Phagocytic Cell Functions in Diabetes Mellitus -- 14. Circulating Immune Complexes -- 15. Insulin Hypersensitivity: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management


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