Background. The role of pathogenic mycobacteria in diabetes has been a focus of speculation since a decade without any meaningful insights into the mechanism of diabetes causationvis a vismycobacterial factors. Two of our studies based on PCR identification of mycobacterial DNA and detection of antibodies specific to the recombinant antigens and whole cell lysates of theMycobacterium aviumsubsp.paratuberculosis(MAP) shown a clear association of MAP with the presence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).Methods. In this study, we sought to investigate if or not type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients harbour humoral responses to MAP. Using three different MAP antigen preparations, humoral antibody profiles were estimated for 57 T2DM patients and 57 healthy controls. Statistical analysis was performed with the Chi-square test with Yates' corrections.Results. We observed insignificant levels of humoral antibodies against recombinant heparin binding haemagglutinin (HbHA), glycosyl transferase (Gsd) and MAP whole cell lysate in the blood of subjects with T2DM as compared to healthy controls.Conclusion. We found no obvious association of MAP with the incidence of T2DM in Sardinian patients.

Mycobacterium aviumsubspeciesparatuberculosisis not associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus / Sechi, Leonardo Antonio. - In: ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS. - ISSN 1476-0711. - 7:9(2008), pp. 1-4. [10.1186/1476-0711-7-9]

Mycobacterium aviumsubspeciesparatuberculosisis not associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus

Sechi, Leonardo Antonio;Rosu, Valentina;Paccagnini, Daniela;Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia
2008

Abstract

Background. The role of pathogenic mycobacteria in diabetes has been a focus of speculation since a decade without any meaningful insights into the mechanism of diabetes causationvis a vismycobacterial factors. Two of our studies based on PCR identification of mycobacterial DNA and detection of antibodies specific to the recombinant antigens and whole cell lysates of theMycobacterium aviumsubsp.paratuberculosis(MAP) shown a clear association of MAP with the presence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).Methods. In this study, we sought to investigate if or not type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients harbour humoral responses to MAP. Using three different MAP antigen preparations, humoral antibody profiles were estimated for 57 T2DM patients and 57 healthy controls. Statistical analysis was performed with the Chi-square test with Yates' corrections.Results. We observed insignificant levels of humoral antibodies against recombinant heparin binding haemagglutinin (HbHA), glycosyl transferase (Gsd) and MAP whole cell lysate in the blood of subjects with T2DM as compared to healthy controls.Conclusion. We found no obvious association of MAP with the incidence of T2DM in Sardinian patients.
Mycobacterium aviumsubspeciesparatuberculosisis not associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus / Sechi, Leonardo Antonio. - In: ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS. - ISSN 1476-0711. - 7:9(2008), pp. 1-4. [10.1186/1476-0711-7-9]
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