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Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space

From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies

Editors: Chouker, Alexander (Ed.)

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  • Presents a comprehensive summary of Stress-Immune interaction in extreme environments of space and its analogues
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  • Bridges fundamental and applied sciences and technology to understand and counteract unfavourable effects in space and on Earth (patients)
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This book explains how stress – either psychological or physical – can activate and/or paralyse human innate or adaptive immunity. Adequate immunity is crucial for maintaining health, both on Earth and in space. During space flight, human physiology is specifically challenged by complex environmental stressors, which are most pronounced during lunar or interplanetary missions. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book identifies the impact of these stressors – the space exposome – on immunity as a result of (dys-)functions of specific cells, organs and organ networks. These conditions (e.g. gravitation changes, radiation, isolation/confinement) affect immunity, but at the same time provide insights that may help to prevent, diagnose and address immune-related health alterations. Written by experts from academia, space agencies and industry, the book is a valuable resource for professionals, researchers and students in the field of medicine, biology and technology.

The chapters “The Impact of Everyday Stressors on the Immune System and Health”, “Stress and Radiation Responsiveness” and “Assessment of Radiosensitivity and Biomonitoring of Exposure to Space adiation” are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.



 

 

 

About the authors

Alexander Choukèr is Professor of Medicine and Academic Director at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, Germany and guest lecturer at King´s College, London, UK. He is clinical specialist in anesthesiology at the University Hospital where heads the “Stress and Immunity” research.  He completed his medical and immunological training at the LMU and at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Bethesda/USA, respectively. For more than two decades he has been actively involved in research on the International Space Station, in space analogue environments and been leading inter-disciplinary teams for translational and experimental research, including at the hospital. He is member of the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) and has been advisor or chairman at different expert boards of the European Space Agency´s (ESA). He is the chair of the ESA Topical Team on Stress and Immunology.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)
  • The Human Space Exploration Endeavour: A Personal View from Inside

    Pages 3-5

    Parker, David

  • Space Travel: A Personal View from Above

    Pages 7-8

    Reiter, Thomas

  • Entering a New Era of Holistic Research in Establishing Groundwork for Future Human Space Exploration: Perspectives from the ESA-Topical Team “Stress and Immunity”

    Pages 9-15

    Choukér, Alexander (et al.)

  • What Is Stress?

    Pages 19-42

    McEwen, Bruce S. (et al.)

  • Environmental Stress: Mitochondria as Targets and Stressors in Cellular Metabolism

    Pages 43-70

    Bereiter-Hahn, Jürgen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space
Book Subtitle
From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies
Editors
  • Alexander Chouker
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16996-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16996-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16995-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 771
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 112 illustrations in colour
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