Identification and characterization of the type 1 diabetes-related wheat storage globulin WP5212

Amanda J MacFarlane
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) affects approximately 200,000 Canadians and is increasing at a rate of about 3.0% per year. The development of autoimmune diabetes requires genetic susceptibility and is influenced by environmental agents. Diets in which wheat protein is the sole amino acid source are associated with high diabetes frequency in diabetes-prone BioBreeding (BBdp) rats and non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice, two models of spontaneous autoimmune diabetes. We hypothesized that an abnormal immune response to wheat,...
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