Beltzane Biurrun Zuasti

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Certain monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to type II collagen (CII) induce arthritis in vivo after passive transfer and have adverse effects on chondrocyte cultures and inhibit self assembly of collagen fibrils in vitro. We have examined whether such mAbs have detrimental effects on pre-existing cartilage. Bovine cartilage explants were cultured over 21 days in(More)
Antibodies to type II collagen (CII) cause articular damage in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in mice as judged by passive transfer to naive animals of mAb to CII. We tested the hypothesis that mAb degrade cartilage structure by reacting with functionally important regions of the collagen molecule by examining the effects of an arthritogenic mAb to CII,(More)
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