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Energy Metabolism of Macaca Mulatta During Space Flight (B11-10)
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Species Studied
Scientific Name: Macaca mulatta Species: Monkey Strain: Rhesus


Previous research has shown that exposure to microgravity leads to changes in both human and animals' metabolisms. Some effects include a new homeostasis and alterations in energy, carbohydrate, lipid, fluid-electrolyte, and protein metabolism. This study investigates the metabolism of rhesus monkeys before, during, and after a fourteen day space flight.

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Arnaud SB, Navidi M, Deftos L, Thierry-Palmer M, Dotsenko R, Bigbee A, Grindeland RE. The calcium endocrine system of adolescent rhesus monkeys and controls before and after spaceflight. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 282(3):E514-21, Mar 2002.

Hoban-Higgins T.M. et al.: Energy Metabolism of Macaca mulatta during Spaceflight. Journal of Gravitational Physiology, vol. 7(1), Jan 2000, pp. S145-S148.

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Activity, enzymic, Alanine aminotransferase, blood, primate, Analyzer
Activity, enzymic, Alkaline phosphatase, blood, primate, Analyzer
Activity, enzymic, Glutamate dehydrogenase, blood, primate, Analyzer
Content, Albumin, in blood, primate, Clinical laboratory
Content, Bilirubin, in blood, primate, Clinical laboratory
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Bion 11 12/24/1996 01/07/1997 13.5 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Ames Research Center (ARC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Ames Research Center LSDA Level 3
Project Manager: Martha Del Alto
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Proposal Date
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