Regulation of cytokine production in aging: use of recombinant cytokines to upregulate mitogen-stimulated spleen cells.


We investigated the production of IL-2 and IFN-gamma (Th1 type) and IL-4 (Th2 type) cytokines by mitogen-activated spleen cells from young, adult and old mice. Cytokine production was evaluated in culture supernatants by CTLL proliferation (IL-2), ELISA (IFN-gamma), CT4.S proliferation (IL-4) and in mRNA extracted from activated CD4+ cells by RT-PCR (IL-2… (More)