Forskningsprojekter type 1 diabetes biology

Non-coding RNAs in breast milk and their potential role in type 1 diabetes

Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the infant. As breastmilk contain immune-modulatory microRNAs (miRNAs) – key regulators of gene expression – we wish to identify and compare the miRNA levels in breastmilk from healthy control and T1D lactating mothers. The functions of miRNAs found to be aberrantly expressed in breastmilk from T1D mothers will be tested in cellular experiments using human monocytic THP-1 cells.
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