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Prevention of beta cell destruction in type 1 diabetes by immunotherapy using parasite-derived molecules

Project Member(s): O'Brien, B., Donnelly, S., Simpson, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC Project Grants)

Start year: 2011

Publications:

Lund, ME, O'Brien, B, Hutchinson, AT, Robinson, MW, Simpson, AM, Dalton, JP & Donnelly, SM 2014, 'Secreted proteins from the helminth Fasciola hepatica inhibit the initiation of autoreactive T cell responses and prevent diabetes in the NOD mouse', PLoS One, vol. 9, no. 1, p. e86289.
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Robinson, MW, Dalton, JP, O'Brien, B & Donnelly, SM 2013, 'Fasciola hepatica: The therapeutic potential of a worm secretome', International Journal For Parasitology, vol. 43, no. 3-4, pp. 283-291.
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Robinson, MW, Alvarado, R, To, J, Hutchinson, AT, Dowdell, SN, Lund, ME, Turnbull, L, Whitchurch, CB, O'Brien, B, Dalton, JP & Donnelly, SM 2012, 'A helminth cathelicidin-like protein suppresses antigen processing and presentation in macrophages via inhibition of lysosomal vATPase', Faseb Journal, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 4614-4627.
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FOR Codes: Autoimmunity, Diabetes, Innate Immunity