Interferon Gamma May Be Used Therapeutically To Improve Bone Strength.
Laura Dean writing in Medwire reported a protein called Interferon gamma plays a key role in the maintenance of bone strength. Researchers suggest it may potentially be used therapeutically to improve bone strength,” according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research The researchers administered inteferon to mice with their ovaries surgically removed. The Interferon prevented the 17% bone loss noted in a control group of mice. A group of mice with their ovaries intact sustained a marked increase in bone mass with the interferon treatment.