Ch. Rordorf-Adam

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A simple and reliable animal model to quantify interleukin-1 (IL-1) production at a site of inflammation has been developed and characterised. This model involves the subcutaneous implatation of sterile TeflonR chambers (30 mm × 10 mm diameter) into the backs of mice. After 14 days, a straw coloured transudate fluid was present in the lumen of the implanted(More)
We have used our newly described mouse tissue chamber model [1], to investigate the process of IL-1 production in more detail. The inflammatory reaction in the tissue surrounding the implanted chambers was investigated histologically and by using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The inflammatory response included influx of leucocytes into the granuloma(More)
Human gingival tissues from periodontitis patients were found to contain from 126 fg/mg to 2161 fg/mg interleukin-1 beta as determined by a sensitive enzyme linked immunoassay. No IL-1 beta could be found in normal gingival tissue. This finding may have important consequences relevant to connective tissue destruction and episodes of alveolar bone resorption(More)
The monokines interleukin-1 beta and alpha (IL-1) play a central role in the connective tissue destruction of many chronic inflammatory diseases. A high capacity screening assay for the detection of inhibitors of IL-1 biosynthesis has been established. Normal human monocytes were obtained by leukapheresis and elutriation. IL-1 beta and alpha biosynthesis(More)
Mice of the inbred strain MRL/MpJ-lpr/lpr are affected by a systemic autoimmune disease and a spontaneously occurring polyarthritis. To characterize the arthritis a histopathological study was performed on the joints of the four limbs and of the spinal column of 7, 16, 22 and 28-week-old animals of both sexes. Polyarthritis, the severity of which increased(More)
Continuous infusion of 200 ng/day hrIL-1 alpha for 14 days into knee-joints of rabbits leads to a severe arthritis of low aggressivity. This arthritis shows simultaneously characteristics of acute (serous and fibrinous exudation, polymorph infiltration, etc.) as well as chronic (synovial cell proliferation and fibrosis, pannus formation, cartilage and bone(More)
Mononuclear cells (MNC) stimulated either with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or with surface-adsorbed IgG elaborated significant amounts of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) bioactivity, as well as immunoenzymatically detectable TNF-alpha and interleukin-1 beta. (IL1-beta). In contrast, IgG-stimulated cells released little IL1 bioactivity, but released an IL1(More)
A solid phase enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the murine acute-phase reactant, serum amyloid P component (SAP), was developed. The assay is based on our finding of a calcium-dependent binding of SAP to trinitrophenyl-conjugated proteins. The wells of polystyrene microtiter plates are coated with trinitrophenylated keyhole limpet hemocyanin (TNP-KLH),(More)
Mice of the MRL/MpJ lpr/lpr (MRL/I) strain spontaneously develop an autoimmune connective tissue disease that shares immunological and histopathological features with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis [1]. To evaluate the usability of the MRL/1 mouse strain for detecting anti-arthritic drugs we have studied the effect of various classes(More)