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    What causes the auto immune process to destroy beta cells from the pancreas that produce insulin leading to diabetes? Thanks
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    well certain mutations in cell surface proteins, usually since T lymphocytes deal with the bodys own cells, it attacks only those that show viral, bacterial, cancer, etc proteins on there surface. It anyone has a genetic mutation a Tlymphocyte can pick up an abnormal protein in the pancreatic cells, leading to there own damage.
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    (Original post by Feebz)
    What causes the auto immune process to destroy beta cells from the pancreas that produce insulin leading to diabetes? Thanks
    Seriously, two seconds on Google. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus#Causes
 
 
 
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