New compound prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models, before it begins

17 marzo 2015

Scientists have successfully tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease. In a new study, researchers tested an experimental compound known as SR1001 in non-obese diabetic animal models. The compound targets a pair of nuclear receptors that play critical roles in the development of a specific population (Th17) of immune cells associated with the disease.