Thursday, July 19, 2012

Intestinal Parasite Infection by Mishra and Gause at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Yes, they infected NOD mice with an intestinal parasite, and this prevented later development of type-1.  Here's the quote from the press release:
shows that a two-week infection with the intestinal worm H. polygyrus (cured using oral drugs) prompted T cells to produce the cytokines interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10, which acted independently to provide lasting protection against TID in mice

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