Rotavirus infection of type 1 interferon receptor knockout NOD mice
Grant number: 1044868 | Funding period: 2013 - 2014
Rotavirus infection is the main cause of severe diarrhoea in children, and has been implicated in accelerated progression of genetically at-risk children towards type 1 diabetes in two independent studies. My group has further discovered that rotavirus also accelerates diabetes onset in mice in a novel immunological process. In this project, we will determine the mechanism behind this disease exacerbation in the mice, to facilitate understanding of the process in children.
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Rotavirus Activates Lymphocytes from Non-Obese Diabetic Mice by Triggering Toll-Like Receptor 7 Signaling and Interferon Production in Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells
Jessica A Pane, Nicole L Webster, Barbara S Coulson
It has been proposed that rotavirus infection promotes the progression of genetically-predisposed children to type 1 diabetes, a c..