Participation of endogenous dehydroepiandrosterone and its sulfate in the pathology of collagen-induced arthritis in mice.


We have investigated the serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA sulfate (DHEAS) in type II collagen (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) DBA/1J mice, an experimental model of human rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Serum levels of DHEA and DHEAS were measured by EIA and GC/MS, respectively. Sera were obtained from the mice on day 6, 13, 28 and 48 after… (More)


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