Diabetes and Viruses

  • Keith Taylor
  • Heikki Hyöty
  • Antonio Toniolo
  • Arie J. Zuckerman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Background and Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. David G. Leslie, Lily Ho-Le, Huriya Beyan
      Pages 7-12
    3. Robert Hermann, Jorma Ilonen
      Pages 13-24
    4. Serena Wai-Yan Chiu, R. David G. Leslie, Huriya Beyan
      Pages 25-34
  3. Studies in Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Seiho Nagafuchi, Hironori Kurisaki, Hitoshi Katsuta
      Pages 37-48
    3. John P. Mordes, Danny Zipris, Zhijun Liu, Elizabeth P. Blankenhorn
      Pages 57-70
    4. Takashi Onodera, Toshiharu Hayashi
      Pages 71-80
    5. Martin Blixt, Stellan Sandler, Bo Niklasson
      Pages 81-86
    6. Kazuya Matsuda, Hiroyuki Taniyama
      Pages 87-97
  4. Studies in Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Antonio Toniolo, Alessandro Salvatoni, Giovanni Federico, Giuseppe Maccari, Oscar Díaz-Horta, Andreina Baj
      Pages 143-155
    3. Letizia Galleri, Fabio Arturo Grieco, Guido Sebastiani, Isabella Spagnuolo, Francesco Vendrame, Francesco Dotta
      Pages 157-166

About this book


Diabetes, in all of its forms, now constitutes a growing health concern, affecting all segments of the world’s population. There is great interest in the factors which influence its etiology and progression. Among these, a number of viruses feature prominently. Hindered by technological limitations, research into this relationship has hitherto been scarce. Recent advances, however, have opened up the field and there is a burgeoning body of literature on the subject. Unfortunately, this literature has been diffuse and often difficult to access.

For the first time, this book compiles the views of many of the world’s experts in the field. It addresses questions, ranging from how viruses may destroy or modify the function of pancreatic islets; to which viruses are the most likely culprits; to whether vaccines or etiologic therapies might be used to prevent virus-induced diabetes. Diabetes and Viruses is the first comprehensive volume on an important and expanding field of research that is of interest to clinicians, healthcare managers, epidemiologists, veterinarians, and basic scientists.

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Taylor
    • 1
  • Heikki Hyöty
    • 2
  • Antonio Toniolo
    • 3
  • Arie J. Zuckerman
    • 4
  1. 1.Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dent, Centre for Diabetes & Metabolic MedicineInstitute of Cell & Molecular ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Tampere University Hospital, Department of VirologyUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  3. 3.University of Insubria & Ospedale di CirVareseItaly
  4. 4.University College London Medical SchoolLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4051-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4050-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4051-2
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