T cells play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes in the nonobese diabetic (NOD) mouse. CD8 cytotoxic T cell lines and clones were generated from the lymphocytic infiltrate in the islets of Langerhans of young (7-wk-old). NOD mice by growing them on (NOD x B6-RIP-B7-1)F1 islets. These cells proliferate specifically to NOD islets and kill NOD islets in vitro. The cells are restricted by H-2Kd, and all bear T cell antigen receptor encoded by V beta 6. When these CD8 T cell lines and clones are adoptively transferred to irradiated female NOD, young NOD-SCID, and CB17-SCID mice, diabetes occurs very rapidly, within 10 d of transfer and without CD4 T cells.
CD8 T cell clones from young nonobese diabetic (NOD) islets can transfer rapid onset of diabetes in NOD mice in the absence of CD4 cells.
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F S Wong, I Visintin, L Wen, R A Flavell, C A Janeway; CD8 T cell clones from young nonobese diabetic (NOD) islets can transfer rapid onset of diabetes in NOD mice in the absence of CD4 cells.. J Exp Med 1 January 1996; 183 (1): 67–76. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.183.1.67
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