Samuel Strober

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  • Treatment of adjuvant arthritis with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor and peptide derived from heat shock protein 65 CELLULAR IMMUNOLOGY Brendolan, A., Higuchi, M., Sibley, R., Strober, S. 2003; 221 (1): 6-14


    Adjuvant arthritis in Lewis rats is induced by the subcutaneous injection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mineral oil, and the predominant T cell immune reactivity is against the heat shock protein 65 derived peptide 176-190. We treated Lewis rats with human recombinant G-CSF followed by (i.v) administration of peptide 176-190 after induction of adjuvant arthritis (AA), and observed decreased disease severity, joint destruction, new bone formation and joint ankylosis. Treatment with G-CSF alone was also effective, but to a lesser extent. In addition, we found that splenocytes from rats treated with G-CSF had reduced antigen presenting capacity compared with splenocytes from vehicle treated rats. Primed lymph node cells from G-CSF plus peptide treated rats showed a marked reduction in proliferation and secretion of IFN-gamma after stimulation with the heat shock protein peptide in vitro as compared to controls.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/S0008-8749(03)00045-5

    View details for Web of Science ID 000183060400002

    View details for PubMedID 12742377

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