Gravitational Biology II

Interaction of Gravity with Cellular Components and Cell Metabolism

  • Wolfgang Hanke
  • Florian P.M. Kohn
  • Maren Neef
  • Rüdiger Hampp

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences book series (BRIEFSSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Wolfgang Hanke, Florian P. M. Kohn, Maren Neef, Rüdiger Hampp
    Pages 1-32
  3. Wolfgang Hanke, Florian P. M. Kohn, Maren Neef, Rüdiger Hampp
    Pages 33-94

About this book


This volume of the series Space Life Sciences provides insights into the latest findings of gravity research and the effect of gravity on biological systems, specifically on a cellular and molecular level. It starts by explaining the underlying physics of gravity and presenting some novel ideas on the basic principles of gravity perception. It then goes on to discuss how, in response to gravity perception, secondary messengers such as calcium and hydrogen peroxide, might control responses further downstream, like gene and protein expression and modulation. Further, it describes the consequences for animal and plant cells as well as for metabolism.

Written by experts in the field, this book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in biochemistry, medicine and biomedicine, wanting to gain a solid understanding of membrane biology, secondary messenger function and gene and protein expression, specifically in the context of gravity.


microgravity, gravity perception biological membranes neuronal cells non-linear thermodynamics plant cell cultures metabolism gene expression protein expression protein modulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Hanke
    • 1
  • Florian P.M. Kohn
    • 2
  • Maren Neef
    • 3
  • Rüdiger Hampp
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Microbiology and Infection Biology Tübingen (IMIT)University of TübingenTübingenGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Microbiology and Infection Biology Tübingen (IMIT)University of TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00595-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00596-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-5560
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-5579
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