Inhibition of arthritis development in tolerized mice. Mice in the tolerance group were fed 100 μg type II collagen (CII) six times for 2 weeks before immunization. For collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) induction, CII emulsified with complete Freund's adjuvant was injected into the tail of mice in the tolerance group and in the CIA group as a primary immunization. Two weeks later, CII emulsified with incomplete Freund's adjuvant was injected into a hind leg as a booster injection. The mean arthritis index was significantly lower in the tolerance group than in the CIA group throughout the examination period. Values are presented as the mean ± standard deviation of three independent experiments involving 20 tolerized mice and 20 CIA mice per group. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.005.
Park et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R11 doi:10.1186/ar2361