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Spaceflight modulates gene expression in the whole blood of astronauts

Abstract Astronauts are exposed to a unique combination of stressors during spaceflight, which leads to alterations in their physiology and potentially increases their susceptibility to disease, including infectious diseases. To evaluate the potential impact of the spaceflight environment on the regulation of molecular pathways mediating cellular stress responses, we performed a first-of-its-kind pilot study to assess spaceflight-related gene-expression changes in the whole blood of astronauts. Using an array comprised of 234 well-characterized stress-response genes, we profiled transcriptomic changes in six astronauts (four men and two women) from blood preserved before and immediately following the spaceflight. Differentially regulated transcripts... (more)
Created Date 2016-12-08
Contributor Barrila, Jennifer (ASU author) / Ott, C. Mark (Author) / LeBlanc, Carly (Author) / Mehta, Satish K. (Author) / Crabbe, Aurelie (ASU author) / Stafford, Phillip (ASU author) / Pierson, Duane L. (Author) / Nickerson, Cheryl (ASU author) / Biodesign Institute / Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy / Innovations in Medicine / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Life Sciences
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Extent 3 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1038/npjmgrav.2016.39 / ISSN: 2373-8065
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Citation Barrila, J., Ott, C. M., Leblanc, C., Mehta, S. K., Crabbé, A., Stafford, P., . . . Nickerson, C. A. (2016). Spaceflight modulates gene expression in the whole blood of astronauts. Npj Microgravity, 2(1). doi:10.1038/npjmgrav.2016.39
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