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Table 3 Capillary diameter, venular red blood cell velocity and wall shear rates in synovial tissue following CFA or CFA/collagen II exposure

From: Gene expression profile and synovial microcirculation at early stages of collagen-induced arthritis

  CFA CFA/collagen II
  FVB DBA TCR FVB DBA TCR
Capillary diameter (μm) 4.3 ± 0.1 4.5 ± 0.2 4.4 ± 0.1 4.5 ± 0.1 4.7 ± 0.1 4.6 ± 0.1
VRBC (μm/s) 840 ± 143 1085 ± 350 1760 ± 412 620 ± 278 835 ± 251 487 ± 122*
Wall shear rate (s-1) 0.20 ± 0.03 0.21 ± 0.05 0.40 ± 0.09 0.12 ± 0.03 0.18 ± 0.05 0.10 ± 0.02
  1. Values are expressed as means ± standard error. *P < 0.05 versus corresponding complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) treated control animals. TCR, T-cell receptor; VRBC, venular red blood cell velocity.