Coxsackievirus B4

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Coxsackievirus B4 is an enterovirus that belong to the Picornaviridae family.

Coxsackievirus B4 has a cell tropism for natural killer cells and pancreatic islet cells

Type 1 Diabetes[edit]

Several studies have suggested a relationship between Coxsackie B4 and the onset of Type 1 diabetes.[1][2][3]

A study of patients with Type 1 Diabetes found that Coxsackie B4 was found to infect β cells and cause inflammation mediated by natural killer cells.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1587352/
  2. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00125-003-1297-z
  3. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057729
  4. http://www.pnas.org/content/104/12/5115.full


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