Renal tissue from 12 dogs with spontaneous diabetes and 16 control dogs were studied by light, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopies. Significant linear staining for immunoglobulin G and albumin were observed in the glomerular and tubular basement membranes of dogs with spontaneous diabetes--similar to that observed in human diabetes. On immunohistochemical grounds, it would appear that the dog with spontaneous diabetes is an appropriate model of diabetes in persons.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American journal of veterinary research|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1984|