Excretion of IL-6 by astronauts during spaceflight.

  title={Excretion of IL-6 by astronauts during spaceflight.},
  author={Thomas P. Stein and Margaret D Schluter},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={266 3 Pt 1},
Ascent to and living under the microgravity conditions found during spaceflight is an unfamiliar environment for humans. The adaptation to the space environment may be perceived by the body as a stress. On the ground, stress results in increased cytokine activity. The objective of this study was to determine whether spaceflight is associated with increased cytokine activity. The mean daily urinary interleukin-6 (IL-6) excretion rate was measured on 24-h urine pools collected from four payload… CONTINUE READING

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