Lack of evidence for a role of islet autoimmunity in the aetiology of canine diabetes mellitus.

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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine disorders in dogs and is commonly proposed to be of autoimmune origin. Although the clinical presentation of human type 1 diabetes (T1D) and canine diabetes are similar, the aetiologies may differ. The aim of this study was to investigate if autoimmune aetiology resembling human T1D is as prevalent in dogs as previously reported.


  • Kerstin M Ahlgren
  • Tove Fall
  • Nils Landegren
  • Lars Grimelius
  • Henrik von Euler
  • Katarina Sundberg
  • Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
  • Anna Lobell
  • Ake Hedhammar
  • Göran Andersson
  • Helene Hansson-Hamlin
  • Åke Lernmark
  • Olle Kämpe
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  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere105473
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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