BIOMOD: Design and construction of possible biomolecular gravity sensor

Currently different theories describe the presence of gravitational fields which has apparently been crucial during the biological evolution and development of the living beings when they emerged from the sea towards the continental land. Our work describes the design and development of a set of possible biomolecular sensors which could detect changes in the gravitational forces. These molecules are expressed by specific genes in Drosophila melanogaster flies and have homologous in the most animal species including humans. This group of genes was detected by microarrays techniques comparing RNA sequences extracted from the pupae stage under real or simulated microgravity. Additionally, the development of a correlation algorithm such as a function between the MAS 5.0 and Affymetrix RMA allowed demonstrating that these group of genes meet with all the mathematical and physical conditions of a sensor. Future applications of these sensors in biotechnology, astrobiology, and medicine are highly encouraging.

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