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dc.contributor.authorAbela, Alexia-Giovanna-
dc.contributor.authorFava, Stephen-
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-02T13:50:46Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-02T13:50:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationAbela, A. G., & Fava, S. (2013). Does the level of bacterial exposure in early life impact the risk of Type 1 diabetes?. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 9(8), 695-697.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/28624-
dc.description.abstractThe incidence of Type 1 diabetes is increasing world-wide. The reasons for this remain unknown. One of the hypotheses is that decreased exposure to microbial infections in early life might predispose to Type 1 diabetes through its effects on the immune system. The intestinal epithelium is exposed to a large number of diverse microorganisms and to a variety of food antigens. An alteration in the gut microbiota during critical stages in the development of the immune system may therefore have profound and long-lasting immunomodulatory effects.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessen_GB
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellitus, Type 1en_GB
dc.subjectBacterial diseasesen_GB
dc.subjectMicrobiotaen_GB
dc.titleDoes the level of bacterial exposure in early life impact the risk of Type 1 diabetes?en_GB
dc.typearticleen_GB
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dc.description.reviewedpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1586/1744666X.2013.814410-
dc.publication.titleExpert Review of Clinical Immunologyen_GB
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