Diabetes and Celiac Unit

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Immunology in the medical area
  • Pediatrics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Yype 1 diabetes, Autoimmunity, celiac disease


The field of research is to uncover the genetic and environmental etiology of autoimmune (type 1) diabetes, celiac disease as well as narcolepsy. The genetics of the disease is dissected also in the spontaneously diabetic BB rat. Specific autoantibody markers are used to predict the clinical onset of diabetes or celiac disease. Longitudinal studies of children at increased risk allow studies of the pathogenesis until the clinical onset. Clinical studies are carried out in subjects with one or several autoantibodies as well as at the time of clinical diagnosis to prevent clinical onset or preserve residual beta cells. The goals of our research are to identify the gene-environmental interactions that result in an HLA- associated appearance of autoantibodies against beta-cell autoantigens (insulin, GAD65, IA-2 and ZnT8 and minor autoantigens).

Recent research outputs

Shehab Alshiekh, Daniel E. Geraghty & Daniel Agardh, 2021 Jun 1, In: HLA: Immune Response Genetics. 97, 6, p. 505-511 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lue Ping Zhao, George K Papadopoulos, Antonis K Moustakas, George P Bondinas, Annelie Carlsson, Helena Elding Larsson, Johnny Ludvigsson, Claude Marcus, Martina Persson, Ulf Samuelsson, Ruihan Wang, Chul-Woo Pyo, Daniel E Geraghty & Åke Lernmark, 2021 Apr 23, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 8821.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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