Mouse Models of Virus-Induced Type 1 Diabetes

  • Gustaf Christoffersson
  • Malin Flodström-TullbergEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2128)


Virus infections have been linked to the induction of autoimmunity and disease development in human type 1 diabetes. Experimental models have been instrumental in deciphering processes leading to break of immunological tolerance and type 1 diabetes development. Animal models have also been useful for proof-of-concept studies and for preclinical testing of new therapeutic interventions. This chapter describes two robust and clinically relevant mouse models for virus-induced type 1 diabetes; acceleration of disease onset in prediabetic nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice following Coxsackievirus infection and diabetes induction by lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection of transgenic mice expressing viral neo-antigens under control of the rat insulin promoter (RIP).

Key words

Coxsackievirus Enterovirus Diabetes Immunization Infection Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus Peptides T lymphocytes Type 1 diabetes Virus-induced type 1 diabetes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustaf Christoffersson
    • 1
  • Malin Flodström-Tullberg
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Medical Cell BiologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.The Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM), Department of Medicine HuddingeKarolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital HuddingeStockholmSweden

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