Microgravity simulations with human lymphocytes in the free fall machine and in the random positioning machine

J Gravit Physiol. 1998 Jul;5(1):P23-6.


The purpose of this paper is to present the results obtained in our laboratory with both instruments, the FFM [free fall machine] and the RPM [random positioning machine], to compare them with the data from earlier experiments with human lymphocytes conducted in the FRC [fast rotating clinostat] and in space. Furthermore, the suitability of the FFM and RPM for research in gravitational cell biology is discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cells, Cultured
  • Equipment Design
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Gravitation
  • Humans
  • Lymphocyte Activation*
  • Mitotic Index
  • Rotation*
  • T-Lymphocytes / physiology*
  • Weightlessness Simulation / instrumentation*
  • Weightlessness Simulation / methods
  • Weightlessness*