alexa Protection from collagen-induced arthritis in granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor-deficient mice.
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Author(s): Campbell IK, Rich MJ, Bischof RJ, Dunn AR, Grail D

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The involvement of granulocyte-macrophage CSF (GM-CSF) in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was examined using GM-CSF-deficient mice. Although CIA is generally considered to be restricted to mice of the H-2q or H-2r haplotypes, we examined the role of GM-CSF in the CIA model using GM-CSF-deficient (-/-) and wild-type (+/+) mice on a C57BL/6 (H-2b) background. Mice were immunized by intradermal injection at the base of the tail with chick type II collagen followed by a repeat injection 21 days later. We found, based on both clinical and histologic assessments, that wild-type mice on this background developed severe CIA, while the GM-CSF-deficient mice had virtually no disease. Mice that were heterozygous for the GM-CSF gene (+/-) collectively displayed an intermediate response between those of the GM-CSF(+/+) and GM-CSF(-/-) groups, suggesting a gene dosage effect. GM-CSF(+/+) and GM-CSF(+/-) mice exhibited CIA responses ranging from mild (single digits) to severe swelling of all four paws, while in the few GM-CSF(-/-) mice that developed CIA the disease was confined to single digits. Despite the putative role of GM-CSF in dendritic cell development, GM-CSF-deficient mice exhibited both humoral and cellular (delayed-type hypersensitivity) responses to type II collagen; however, the cellular response was significantly reduced in the GM-CSF-deficient mice compared with the wild-type controls. These findings suggest that GM-CSF is required for CIA development in mice and support the idea that GM-CSF is a key cytokine in inflammatory joint disease.

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This article was published in J Immunol. and referenced in Immunome Research

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