Table 1

Clinical scores of inflammation and joint erosion in wild-type and peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 knockout K/BxN mice

Group

Inflammation (0 to 5)

(mean ± STDEV)

Joint Erosion (0 to 5)

(mean ± STDEV)


WT

3.4 ± 1.3

2.5 ± 1.4

PAD4 KO

3.6 ± 1.0

2.2 ± 1.7


Pathological scoring of immune invasion and joint destruction in wild type (WT) and peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 knockout (PAD4 KO) K/BxN mice. WT (n = 27) and PAD4 KO (n = 29) animals were immunized with pooled K/BxN serum as described, sacrificed at day 10 post injection (p.i.), and their legs prepared for histology. Hematoxylin- and eosin-stained slides were scored blinded by a trained observer for immune cell invasion (0 to 5) and joint erosion (0 to 5). Results are represented as the average of 27 and 29 mice per genotype ± standard deviation. Average scores for joint invasion and erosion were similar in WT and PAD4 KO mice.

Rohrbach et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R104   doi:10.1186/ar3829

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