We report that cyclosporin A (CsA) suppresses the insulin autoantibodies that are present before insulin therapy in the sera of one-third of studied type I (insulin-dependent) diabetic children. CsA also reversibly blocks the production of antibodies after exogenous insulin injection, whereas high titers of heterologous insulin antibody are observed in all type I patients not receiving CsA.

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