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m 12-well plates with TrypLETM, washed with PBS/0.5% bovine serum albumine, and incubated for 30 min at 4uC with the following monoclonal antibodies: CD55-APC DoD, months median IgM-RF, no. positive/negative ACPA, no. positive/negative No medication, no. NSAIDs, no. MTX, no. DMARDs, no. 2/10 62 90 9/3 11/1 0 8 11 7 OA patients n = 5 2/3 63 24 n/a n/a 3 2 0 0 PsA patients n = 4 4/0 41 85 n/a n/a 2 2 0 0 SpA patients n = 5 1/4 41 288 5/0 5/0 2 0 3 2 No = number of patients; DoD = duration of disease; IgM-RF = immunoglobulin M-rheumatoid factor; ACPA = anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies; MTX = Methotrexate; NSAIDs = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; DMARDs: disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs; n/a = not available. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035606.t001 2 CD55 Expression on Synovial Fibroblasts ciences, Franklin Lakes, NJ), CD46-FITC, and CD59-PE or isotype control antibodies: IgG2a-APC, IgG1-FITC, and IgG2a-PE . To study the expression and accessibility of particular short consensus repeats of CD55, cells were incubated with monoclonal antibodies LA1, LA2, LA4, LA5 , and BRIC110 or with control mouse IgG. After washing, cells were incubated with APC-labeled goat-anti-mouse antibody. 3 CD55 Expression on Synovial Fibroblasts To quantify cell death, cells were incubated with Annexin-VFITC for 30 min at 4uC in calcium buffer. Before measurement, propidium iodide was added. All stainings were visualized by flow cytometry on a FACSCalibur, and results were analyzed using the FlowJo software package. lated FLS for 1 h. For blocking studies, cells were get TG100 115 preincubated for 30 min with CLB-CD97L/1 ascitis. Adherence of beads to the cells was analyzed by flow cytometry. Statistical Analysis Statistical analyses were performed in SPSS and Graph Pad Prism. Protein expression, mRNA levels and amount of apoptotic cells on stimulated synovial fibroblasts were compared to unstimulated cells with two-tailed paired T-test. Expression on synovial fibroblasts of different arthritides was compared using two-tailed Mann Whitney U tests. A two-tailed unpaired T-test was used to compare the levels of fluorescent bead binding. Quantitative and Semi-quantitative PCR FLS were detached from 6-wells plates as described above, and RNA was isolated using the Invisorb spin cell RNA mini kit. RNA quantity and purity was measured on a NanoDrop. Reverse transcription was performed with random hexamer primer and SuperScript II RNase Hreverse transcriptase kit according to manufacturer’s protocol. Transcript levels of dsRNA sensors were analyzed by quantitative PCR with the StepOnePlus Real-Time PCR system using Fast SYBRH Green Master Mix. Gene transcription was normalized to 18S rRNA. The relative expression ratios were calculated using the 22DDCt method. Transcript levels of cytokines were analyzed by semi-quantitative PCR using Salsa polymerase and the Bio-Rad C1000 Thermal cycler. PCR products were visualized in agarose gels. Primer sequences and annealing temperatures for all PCRs are depicted in Results Cultured FLS Express the Complement Regulators CD55, CD46, and CD59 We studied the expression levels of CD55 on FLS from patients with different forms of arthritis by flow-cytometric analysis. CD55 expression levels did not differ between cells from RA, OA, PsA, or SpA. We also analyzed the expression levels of CD46 and CD59, two other established complement regulators, but found no differences between FLS of different arthritides. Poly Induces CD55 Expression on