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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Medical Proteome Analysis of Osteoporosis and Bone Mass-related Proteins using the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module of International Space Station (Medical_Proteomics)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Bone Loss Team
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
Investigators aim to study changes in blood proteins of astronauts before and after space flight by using the latest proteome analysis technique, and identify the causal protein of osteopenia. If protein changes due to osteopenia in space is understood, it is possible to clarify not only the cause of the osteopenia, but also the proteins that cause osteoporosis on the ground. This research will provide the knowledge in order to maintain astronauts’ health, as well as results to contribute to disease countermeasures on the ground.


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Keywords
Proteomics
Osteoporosis

Data Information
Data Availability
Archiving in progress. Data is not yet available for this experiment.

Parameters
Bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), serum
N-terminal telopeptide (NTX), serum
Procollagen I intact N-terminal propeptide (PINP), serum
Proteomics, serum
Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRACP 5b), serum

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Expedition 55 02/27/2018 06/03/2018 96 days
Expedition 56 06/03/2018 10/04/2018 123 days
Expedition 57 10/04/2018 In progress
Expedition 58 Future mission
Expedition 59 Future mission
Expedition 60 Future mission
Expedition 61 Future mission

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Terry Hill
Institutional Support
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Proposal Date
Proposal Source
International