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International Workshop on Lessons From Animal Models for Human Type 1 Diabetes: identification of insulin but not glutamic acid decarboxylase or IA-2 as specific autoantigens of humoral autoimmunity in nonobese diabetic mice.

E Bonifacio, M Atkinson, G Eisenbarth, D Serreze, TW Kay, E Lee-Chan, B Singh

Diabetes | American Diabetes Association | Published : 2001


Several self-antigens have been reported as targets of the autoimmune response in nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice. The aim of this workshop was to identify autoantibody assays that could provide useful markers of autoimmunity in this animal model for type 1 diabetes. More than 400 serum samples from NOD (4, 8, and 12 weeks of age and at diabetes onset), BALB/c, and B6 mice were collected from six separate animal facilities, coded, and distributed to five laboratories for autoantibody measurement. Insulin autoantibodies (IAA) were measured by radiobinding assay (RBA) by four laboratories and by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in one laboratory. Using the 99th percentile of BALB/c and B..

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