Background and Objective
Dendritic Cells (DCs) play an important role in initiation and regulation of immune responses in arthritis, because these cells are crucial for the initiation of T cell immunity. Full mobilization of effector T cells depends on proper maturation of DCs. Current evidence indicates that the type of T cell response indeed crucially depends on the activation status of DC. For example, antigen recognition on resting DCs can result in immuneregulation. In this study we explored the immunological effects of differentially matured DCs on the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA).