Collagen-induced arthritis in animals is an example of polyarthritis that sufficiently resembles human rheumatoid arthritis to be used as a model. It is caused by immunizing susceptible animals with type II collagen isolated from articular cartilage. Susceptibility is genetically determined and linked to the major histocompatibility locus. It is important… (More)
This paper represents work done by a UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate student team. It is not a formal report of the Institute for the Environment, nor is the work of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty.