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.
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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