HLA-B27 transgenic rats model.

Abstract

To investigate the role of HLA-B27 in the pathogenesis of spondylarthropathies, rats transgenic for HLA-B27 and human beta 2-microglobulin were produced. Several lines of B27 transgenic rats spontaneously develop a multisystem inflammatory disorder reminiscent of human spondylarthropathies, with gut, joint, skin and male genital lesions. The role of HLA-B27… (More)

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