TABLE 2

Fraction of apoptotic β-cells present in islets of neonatal mice of various strains

StrainNumber of apoptotic β-cells (%)
Balb/c F0.21 ± 0.03*
C57BL/6 F0.22 ± 0.02*
NOR F0.29 ± 0.04*
Idd5 F0.31 ± 0.03*
NOD M0.33 ± 0.03*
NOD F0.57 ± 0.02
  • Data are means ± SE. P < 0.05 vs. NOD females (two-tailed t test).