Journal article

Tolerance induction as a therapeutic strategy for the control of autoimmune endocrine disease in mouse models.

NM Parish, PR Hutchings, L O'Reilly, R Quartey-Papafio, D Healey, P Ozegbe, A Cooke

Immunol Rev | Published : 1995


This chapter aims to describe ways in which autoimmunity can be prevented or reversed and 'self-tolerance' re-established. To this end we have largely restricted our overview to the two main autoimmune disease models with which we are involved, i.e. IDDM in NOD mice and EAT in H-2k mice although, where appropriate and to demonstrate a particular point, other models are mentioned. The chapter has been divided into sections covering protection afforded by 1) transgenes, 2) autoantigen and 3) by reagents targetting T-cell surface molecules. Where established, the mechanism by which protection or tolerance is achieved is described but where, as in most cases, it is unknown the possibilities are ..

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