Age distribution of circulatingα-interferon

Research paper by S. Shiozawa, K. Shiozawa, S. Shimizu, Y. Tanaka, I. Morimoto, Y. Kuroki, R. Yoshihara, T. Fujita

Indexed on: 01 Aug '89Published on: 01 Aug '89Published in: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences


A sensitive radioimmunoassay showed that circulating α-interferon in the plasma of healthy individuals was low in children and reached the highest level in the young adult, then declined gradually with age. Circulating α-interferon was 0.201±0.059 ng/ml in males (n=19) and 0.184±0.076 ng/ml in females (n=14) at ages 30–39 years old. It was noted that circulating α-interferon was maintained up to a certain level even in elderly individuals.

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