How Space Triggers Herpes in Astronauts

The herpes simplex virus can hide deep in your DNA, evading your immune system for years, and sometimes make it to space by hitching onto the backs of astronauts and reactivating on the ISS. What is it about space that causes its comeback?

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Herpes Virus Reactivation in Astronauts During Spaceflight and Its Application on Earth

“There is increasing evidence to suggest that these spaceflight-associated stressors chronically amplify the release of stress hormones, which negatively affects the immune system, especially the adaptive immune system facilitating latent herpes virus reactivation during and after spaceflight. Increased levels of salivary, plasma and urinary stress hormones such as cortisol and catecholamines commonly accompany spaceflight”

Virus reactivation: a panoramic view in human infections

“With regard to future therapies, current inhibitors for pathways such as MAPK/NF-κB are unspecific, as they inhibit activity in both host and infected cells. We propose that a strategy for effective antiviral therapies would be to design specifically regulated inhibitors that do not lower signaling below functional physiological levels. By doing so, we can ensure that the activity of such signaling molecules is not reduced below threshold levels in uninfected or tumor cells. ”

How herpesvirus invades nervous system

“Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a component of the herpesvirus that “hijacks” machinery inside human cells, allowing the virus to rapidly and successfully invade the nervous system upon initial exposure.”


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29 thoughts on “How Space Triggers Herpes in Astronauts

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  4. "90% of us have herpes" cites no study to support the claim. 90% of people have std's, study held near free clinic, 90% of people are healthy, study held near a gym. Give me a fkn break

  5. less then 1% of the 1% have ever been to this place called space. So I must ask, are you insane to take the words of known liars as truth?

  6. Markiplier: I am going to space and nobody can stop me because space is so cool!
    Herpes: I am going to end this man's whole career.

  7. 90% is a stretch with no proof whatsoever. Just white people coming up with a figure unless they know that they are using it in vaccines making sure that everyone has it.

  8. I caught chicken pox in 7th grade and had to stay out of school for two weeks. It definitely took longer than a week to recover.

  9. Build a goddamn Stanford Torus station. Bigger, more room to move, less stress. Regular gravity through rotation, less damaging effects from being in space. Radiation shielding? BNNTs? Thicker whipple shields? Water shields? They'll figure it out.

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