Handbook of Animal Models for the Rheumatic Diseases
Detailed methods of the most widely used and best established animal models and related approaches to the study of rheumatic diseases and their treatment are presented in this major reference book. The detailed description of each model allows the reader to select the model most appropriate for his research and to reproduce the model without resorting to additional references. In addition, other methods for induction of the model, sources for procurement of suitable animals and validation of the model are highlighted. Methods for eliciting non-spontaneous phenomena, follow-up examinations and data collection are also described. Specific techniques such as joint-injection, obtaining synovial tissue, methods of assessment and similar non-specific information are emphasized. This easy-to-read resource text is essential for scientists, graduate students, research assistants, physicians and other invbestigators who use animal models for the study of rheumatic diseases.
Volume I: Adjuvant-Induced Polyarthritis in Rats Type II Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Rats Passivbe Collagen Arthritis Induced by Affinity Purified Anticollagen IgG Streptococcal Cell Wall-Induced Arthritis in Rats Lactobacillus casei Cell Wall-Induced Arthritis in Rats Comparative Studies between Adjuvant, Type II Collagen, and Streptococcal Cell Wall-Induced Arthritis in Rats Antigen-Induced Arthritis, Polyarthritis, and Tenosynovitis Arthritis Induced by Total Lymphoid Irradiation Inflammation Induced by 6-Sulfanilamidoindazol Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus Mycoplasma-Induced Arthritis in Rabbits The Subcutaneous Air-Pouch Model of Inflammation The Utility of the MRL/1 Mouse for Detecting Anti-Arthritic Drugs Coxsackievirus B1-Induced Murine Polymyositis Familial Canine Dermatomyositis The Tight Skin(TSK)Mouse as an Experimental Model of Scleroderma Avian Scleroderma Experimental Pulmonary Fibrosis Lactobacillus casei Cell Wall-Induced Coronary Arthritis in Mice: An Animal Model of Kawasaki's Disease Index