Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Dextran sulphate induced arthritis in rabbits.
  1. J Steinberg,
  2. C B Sledge,
  3. J Noble,
  4. H G Gillies


    Persistent effects of a short course of intra-articular dextran sulphate, dextrans, or chondroitin sulphate were examined in rabbit knees. Only dextran sulphate produced gross arthritis, associated with high synovial acid phosphatase and beta-glucuronidase activities. Synovial degradative capacity in synovium-cartilage cocultures was increased 2-fold by dextran sulphate and 1.5-fold by chondroitin sulphate treatments. Stimulation of cartilage breakdown in vitro paralleled the content of synovial marker enzyme at death of the animal, but the 2 responses could be dissociated.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.