Inhibited interferon production after space flight.

  title={Inhibited interferon production after space flight.},
  author={Gerald Sonnenfeld and Cindy Gould and John A. Williams and Adrian D. Mandel},
  journal={Acta microbiologica Hungarica},
  volume={35 4},
Several studies have been performed in our laboratories indicating that interferon production may be impaired in rodents after space flight. Using an antiorthostatic suspension model that simulates some of the effects of microgravity seen during space flight, we have shown that interferon-alpha/beta production was inhibited. The inhibition was not due solely to the stress of suspension. The inhibited interferon production was transient, as suspended animals returned to normal caging recovered… CONTINUE READING