V A Vipparti

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Hyperimmunization with chondroitin sulfate-depleted fetal human cartilage proteoglycan (HFPG) leads to the development of peripheral arthritis and spondylitis in BALB/c mice. Chondroitin-sulfate-depleted adult human cartilage proteoglycan (HAPG) is much less effective at inducing arthritis. These observations suggest age differences in the presence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) express cellular immunity to cartilage link protein. METHODS Link protein was purified from human fetal epiphyseal and bovine adult nasal cartilage. It was used in proliferation assays with the peripheral blood lymphocytes isolated from 54 children with JRA and 22(More)
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