The secretome of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) cultured under static conditions and in modeled microgravity for 24 h was studied by chromatography-mass spectrometry. In the secretome of cells exposed to microgravity, we identified a group of microtubule proteins including many structural elements of microtubules and regulatory proteins interacting with Rho-GTPases. Hence, reorganization of actin cytoskeleton and microtubules induced by microgravity is under complex regulation mediated by Rho proteins.
- chromatography-mass spectrometry
- endothelial cells