Molecular genetics of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

V. Henson, N. Maclaren, W. Winter, W. Riley, J. Rotter, E. K. Wakeland

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Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disease the development of which is influenced by genetic factors (Cahill & McDevitt, 1981). As concordance for IDD is less than 50% in identical twins, environmental factors are also required for the development of IDD. Although viral agents have been implicated in the past, the specific environmental components leading to IDD remain unknown. This paper reviews current research focused on the genetic factors that influence susceptibility to IDD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular biology & medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Henson, V., Maclaren, N., Winter, W., Riley, W., Rotter, J., & Wakeland, E. K. (1986). Molecular genetics of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Molecular biology & medicine, 3(2), 129-136.