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T0104-PS Real Time Conformational Analysis of Rhodopsin using Plasmon Waveguide Resonance Spectroscopy

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T0104-PS Real Time Conformational Analysis of Rhodopsin using Plasmon Waveguide Resonance Spectroscopy

Program start date is on hold until Space Act Agreement is signed.  Placeholder date of January 2014 is used as placeholder.

The goal of this experiment is to be able to obtain pharmacological data in microgravity.  The flight data will confirm the viability of this experiment as a method for performing pharmacology studies in microgravity.  The experiment also wants to obtain specific data concerning whether there are changes in the conformation of a rhodopsin receptor upton exposure to microgravity.  This is very important for possible vision loss in astronauts.

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