Enhanced percent age of leu m3+dr+ and leu m3+cd25+ cells in newly diagnosed iddm patients

F. Nicoletti, U. Consoli, D. Calogero, A. M. Speciale, R. Di Marco, C. Leonardo, L. La Rosa, M. Lunetta, A. Di Cataldo, P. L. Meroni

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The percentage of Leu M3+DR+ and of Leu M3+CD25+ cells was determined by means of immunofluorescence analysis in a group of patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Our results show that an increased percentage of these cells may occur in the early stage of the disease. These data provide evidence for a "phenotypical" activation of Leu M3+ cells at the onset of the disease and warrant future studies to evaluate the potential role of these cells in the pathogenesis of IDDM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Autoimmunity
  • Cytokines
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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