[Study on mechanisms of T lymphocyte function changes in mice under simulated weightlessness in terms of IL-2 and Bcl-2 gene transcription].Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 1998 Aug; 11(4):254-7.SM
To understand the mechanisms of T lymphocyte function changes under simulated weightlessness T lymphocyte proliferation (MTT assay), IL-2 production (biological assay), IL-2 gene (dot blot) and Bcl-2 oncogene (RT-PCR) transcription of splenic cell were observed in mice. The results showed that on the 7 th and 14 th day of simulated weightlessness T lymphocyte proliferation and IL-2 production decreased and significant on the 14 th day; on the 7 th and 14 th day of simulated weightlessness IL-2 and Bcl-2 gene transcription decreased, significant on the 14 day. It demonstrated that simulated weightlessness inhibits IL-2 production by decreasing IL-2 gene transcrition. IL-2 and Bcl-2 gene may be regulators of lymphocyte function under simulated weightlessness.