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ADJUVANT COMPOSITION DETERMINES THE INDUCTION OF TYPE-II COLLAGEN-INDUCED ARTHRITIS

ELLIS, JS; CHAIN, BM; COOKE, A; IBRAHIM, MA; KATZ, DR; (1992) ADJUVANT COMPOSITION DETERMINES THE INDUCTION OF TYPE-II COLLAGEN-INDUCED ARTHRITIS. SCAND J IMMUNOL , 36 (1) 49 - 56.

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Abstract

In this study we have investigated the influence of adjuvant composition on the development of collagen-induced arthritis and of anti-collagen type II specific B- and T-cell responses following immunization with type II collagen. DBA/1 mice immunized with bovine collagen type II emulsified in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H37Ra developed footpad swelling indicative of arthritis. Animals immunized with collagen type II plus CFA containing Mycobacterium butyricum, or incomplete Freund's adjuvant showed no significant increase in footpad width. Induction of anti-CII specific T-cell proliferation was also dependent upon immunization with CII plus CFA containing M. tb H37RA. In contrast, ovalbumin-reactive T-cell proliferation was unaffected by the species of mycobacteria, indicating that the difference in adjuvant activity of the mycobacterial species is specific for anti-collagen type II T-cell responses. Antibody response to collagen type II, unlike T-cell responses, was not significantly different using the two adjuvants. This study therefore demonstrates that murine collagen-induced arthritis requires immunization with collagen type II together with complete Freund's adjuvant containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37RA. Since only this combination of antigen and adjuvant induces detectable arthritis and T-cell responses against collagen type II, while antibody synthesis does not have such stringent adjuvant requirements, this suggests that the development of the full pattern of the collagen-induced arthritis disease requires synergistic activation of both humoral and cell-mediated responses.

Type: Article
Title: ADJUVANT COMPOSITION DETERMINES THE INDUCTION OF TYPE-II COLLAGEN-INDUCED ARTHRITIS
Keywords: PASSIVE TRANSFER, T-CELLS, MICE, RATS, LYMPHOCYTES, RESPONSES, HETEROGENEITY, CARTILAGE, CLONES, SERUM
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Infection and Immunity
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/103330
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