Send to

Choose Destination
Immunol Invest. 2015;44(5):470-81. doi: 10.3109/08820139.2015.1030758.

Preventive Effect of a Novel Recombinant sTNFRII on Collagen-Induced Arthritis.

Author information

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, JingGangShan University , Jian, Jiangxi , China .


We developed a novel trimeric sTNFRII fusion protein, named sTNFRII-gAD, which exhibited a higher in vitro antagonistic efficacy for TNFα in comparison with sTNFRII-Fc. This study aimed to investigate the arthritic protection of sTNFRII-gAD in a rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). The rats were injected intradermally with collagen type II at days 0 and 7. Three days after the second injection (day 10), the rats were intraperitoneally given sTNFRII-gAD or sTNFRII-Fc, or PBS. Effects of treatments were examined with respect of CIA incidence, severity and pathological changes. Serum TNFα, IL-17A and regulatory T cell (Treg) in periphery were determined at days 10 and 16, respectively. Our results showed that sTNFRIIgAD significantly reduced CIA incidence and severity (p < 0.05); meanwhile it led to a dramatic improvement in cartilage and bone damage. Moreover, the increase in serum anti-CII and IL-17A, and the reduction in Treg population were inhibited (p < 0.05) by sTNFRII-gAD or sTNFRII-Fc. Serum TNFα was found to be accumulated in the groups treated with sTNFRII-gAD or sTNFRII-Fc compared with the group treated with PBS (p < 0.05). It is noteworthy that sTNFRII-gAD displayed a better efficacy than sTNFRII-Fc in CIA incidence, pathological changes in cartilage and the elevation of anti-CII antibody, indicating that sTNFRII-gAD is potentially a more efficacious anti-TNFα agent for rheumatoid arthritis.


Collagen-induced arthritis; TNFα; gAD; soluble TNFRII

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Taylor & Francis
Loading ...
Support Center