Rosu, Valentina and Ahmed, Niyaz and Paccagnini, Daniela and Pacifico, Adolfo and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia and Sechi, Leonardo Antonio (2008) Mycobacterium aviumsubspecies paratuberculosis is not associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Vol. 7 (9), p. 1-4. ISSN 1476-0711. Article.
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 causation vis a vis mycobacterial 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 the Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) shown a clear association of MAP with the presence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).
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