Navigation Links
VTT identified specific bacteria which precede autoimmune diabetes

A study led by Matej Oreič from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland suggests that autoimmune diabetes is preceded by diminished gut microbial diversity of the Clostridium leptum subgroup, elevated plasma leptin and enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion.

In collaboration with the DIPP - Finnish Type 1 Diabetes and Prediction study, VTT researches have previously found that specific metabolic disturbances precede early β-cell autoimmunity markers in children who subsequently progress to type 1 diabetes. However, the question remained what are the environmental causes and tissue-specific mechanisms leading to these disturbances?

Matej Oreič from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and collaborators Eriika Savontaus from the University of Turku, Samuel Kaski from Aalto University and Mikael Knip from the University of Helsinki set out to address this question, and the results were published on October 27, 2011 in PLoS Computational Biology journal.

The team carried out a study using non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice that recapitulated the protocol used in the DIPP clinical study, followed up by independent studies in which NOD mice were studied in relation to the risk of diabetes progression. Researchers found that young female NOD mice that later progress to autoimmune diabetes exhibit the same metabolic pattern as prediabetic children. These metabolic changes are accompanied by enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, upregulation of insulinotropic amino acids in islets, elevated plasma leptin and adiponectin, and diminished gut microbial diversity of the Clostridium leptum subgroup.

The elucidation of early metabolic pathways associated with progression to Type 1 diabetes points to novel avenues for early disease prevention. The ongoing efforts of VTT researchers are focused on the potential of specific bacteria from the C. leptum subgroup to help prevent Type 1 diabetes.

This study was supported by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes, the Seventh Framework Program of the European Community, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The environmental factors and molecular mechanisms leading to Type 1 diabetes are poorly understood and of great public health interest. The incidence of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases is rising faster than for any other major disease, and these diseases are affecting a wide spectrum of the population. The number of new cases of Type 1 diabetes in European children less than 5 years of age is expected to double between 2005 and 2020.

Contact: Matej Oresic
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Related biology news :

1. Stem rust-resistant wheat landraces identified
2. Autistic facial characteristics identified
3. Genome-wide studies have identified new genes involved in susceptibility to melanoma
4. Tick responsible for equine piroplasmosis outbreak identified
5. Newly identified DNA repair defect linked to increased risk of leukemia relapse
6. Limits for mountain trail use identified
7. Cellular origin of a rare form of breast cancer identified
8. Newly identified antibodies may improve pneumonia vaccine design
9. A novel mechanism that regulates pro-inflammatory cells is identified
10. New genes for risk and progression of rare brain disease identified
11. Sardines and horse mackerel identified using forensic techniques
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/2/2015)...  SRI International has been awarded a contract of ... to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) PREVENT Cancer Program ... modern testing and support facilities, and analytical instrumentation to ... studies to evaluate potential cancer prevention drugs. ... Drug Development Program is an NCI-supported pipeline to bring ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Rubicon Genomics, Inc., today announced ... of its DNA library preparation products, including the ... ThruPLEX Plasma-seq kit. ThruPLEX Plasma-seq has been optimized ... NGS libraries for liquid biopsies--the analysis of cell-free ... applications in cancer and other conditions. Eurofins Scientific ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... NEW YORK , Oct. 27, 2015 ... the major issues of concern for various industry verticals ... This is due to the growing demand for secure ... practices in various ,sectors, such as hacking of bank ... concerns for electronic equipment such as PC,s, laptops, and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Zenith Epigenetics Corp. ("Zenith" or the "Company") today announced that ... its Board of Directors to replace Dr. Peter Johann ... experience as co-founder of Resverlogix, with expertise in the fields ... --> Dr. Wong remarked, "I am very excited ... standing expertise in epigenetics and the advanced stage of the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , November 30, 2015 TapImmune, ... the development of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and ... today announced it will be presenting at the 8 ... 1, 2015 at 2.30 PM PT. Dr. John ... Advisor will be giving the presentation and will join ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... BETHESDA, Md. , Nov. 30, 2015  Northwest ... biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid ... to adding an additional independent director, and the Company ... investigation of allegations in a recent anonymous internet report ... on both initiatives. Linda Powers stated, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... includes over 2,000 technical presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards, and ... covers a wide range of applications such as, but not limited to, biotechnology, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: