R J Butterfield

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Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), the principal animal model of multiple sclerosis, is a genetically determined phenotype. In this study, analyses of the cumulative disease frequencies in parental, F1 hybrid, and F2 mice, derived from the EAE-susceptible SJL/J strain and the EAE-resistant B10.S/DvTe strain, confirmed that susceptibility to EAE(More)
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) is the principal genetically determined animal model for multiple sclerosis (MS), the major inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Although genetics clearly play a role in susceptibility to MS, attempts to identify the underlying genes have been disappointing. Considerable variation exists(More)
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), the principal animal model of multiple sclerosis, is genetically controlled. To date, 13 disease-modifying loci have been identified in the mouse by whole genome scanning using an F2 intercross between EAE-susceptible SJL/J and EAE-resistant B10.S/DvTe mice. Two quantitative trait loci (QTL), eae6 and eae7, on(More)
C3H/He mice infected with Borrelia burgdorferi develop severe arthritis and are high antibody responders, while infected C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice develop mild arthritis and less robust humoral responses. Genetic analysis using composite interval mapping (CIM) on reciprocal backcross populations derived from C3H/HeN and C57BL/6N or C3H/HeJ and BALB/cAnN mice(More)
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) is the principal animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), the major inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Murine EAE is generally either an acute monophasic or relapsing disease. Because the clinical spectrum of MS is more diverse, the limited range of disease subtypes observed in EAE has raised(More)
Pertussis toxin (PTX) is a potent ancillary adjuvant used to elicit several different autoimmune diseases, including experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE). To delineate the genetics of PTX effect in EAE, we mapped EAE-modifying (eae-m) loci in cohorts of backcross mice immunized with and without PTX. In this study, we analyzed the genetic basis of(More)
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