NASA Spaceline 7 December 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2008

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  1. Tou JC, Foley A, Yuan YV, Arnaud S, Wade CE, Brown M. The effect of ovariectomy combined with hindlimb unloading and reloading on the long bones of mature Sprague-Dawley rats. Menopause. 2007 Nov 19; [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: C.E. Wade, T.P. Stein)
  2. Yuan YY, Kostenuik PJ, Ominsky MS, Morony S, Adamu S, Simionescu DT, Basalyga DM, Asuncion FJ, Bateman TA. Skeletal deterioration induced by RANKL infusion: A model for high-turnover bone disease. Osteoporos Int. 2007 Nov 24; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: T.A. Bateman) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Notomi Y, Popovic ZB, Yamada H, Wallick DW, Martin MG, Oryszak SJ, Shiota T, Greenberg NL, Thomas JD. Ventricular untwisting: A temporal link between left ventricular relaxation and suction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Thomas)
  4. Glenny RW, Hughes JM, West JB. Point: Counterpoint: Gravity is/is not the major factor determining the distribution of blood flow in the human lung. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Nov 15; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.B. West) Note: This is a debate over the relative role of gravity in affecting blood flow in the lung. Hughes and West argue that gravity is the single most important factor, though not the only factor; Glenny argues, from a model based on fractals, that "the geometry of the vascular tree is more important than gravity in determining regional blood flow" in the lung.
  5. Barcellos-Hoff MH. Cancer as an emergent phenomenon in systems radiation biology. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Nov 20; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
  6. Vanamala J, Glagolenko A, Yang P, Carroll RJ, Murphy ME, Newman RA, Ford JR, Braby LA, Chapkin RS, Turner ND, Lupton JR. Dietary fish oil and pectin enhance colonocyte apoptosis in part through suppression of PPAR{delta}/PGE2 and elevation of PGE3. Carcinogenesis. 2007 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.R. Lupton)
  7. Rabin E, Dizio PA, Ventura J, Lackner JR. Influences of arm proprioception and degrees of freedom on postural control with light touch feedback. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.R. Lackner)
  8. Haque A, Zakir M, Dickman JD. Recovery of gaze stability during vestibular regeneration. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: : J.D. Dickman)
  9. Zeitzer JM, Duffy JF, Lockley SW, Dijk DJ, Czeisler CA. Plasma melatonin rhythms in young and older humans during sleep, sleep deprivation, and wake. Sleep. 2007 Nov 1;30(11):1437-43. (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  10. Nickerson CA, Richter EG, Ott CM. Studying host-pathogen interactions in 3-D: Organotypic models for infectious disease and drug development. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2007 Mar;2(1):26-31. Epub 2006 Dec 6. (PI: C.A. Nickerson) Note: This is a review of this subject and of Cheryl Nickerson's work in this area. This paper can be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Mariotti M, Maier JA. Gravitational unloading induces an anti-angiogenic phenotype in human microvascular endothelial cells. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Nov 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Libouban H, Blouin S, Moreau MF, Baslé MF, Audran M, Chappard D. Effects of risedronate in a rat model of osteopenia due to orchidectomy and disuse: Densitometric, histomorphometric and microtomographic studies. Micron. 2007 Oct 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Deogenes KG, Tsiamis CB, Kakuris KK, Deogenov VA, Yerullis KB. Mechanism of sodium loss with muscle sodium deficiency in sodium supplemented and unsupplemented subjects during hypokinesia. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2007 Nov 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Rees S, Murphy A, Watsford M. Effects of vibration exercise on muscle performance and mobility in an older population. J Aging Phys Act. 2007 Oct;15(4):367-81.
  5. Terato H, Tanaka R, Nakaarai Y, Hirayama R, Furusawa Y, Ide H. Analysis of complex DNA lesions generated by heavy ion beams. Nucleic Acids Symp Ser (Oxf). 2007;(51):221-2. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Tchelidze T, Hess BJ. Non-commutative control in the rotational vestibulo-ocular reflex. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Nov 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Vandewalle G, Schmidt C, Albouy G, Sterpenich V, Darsaud A, Rauchs G, Berken PY, Balteau E, Degueldre C, Luxen A, Maquet P, Dijk DJ. Brain responses to violet, blue, and green monochromatic light exposures in humans: Prominent role of blue light and the brainstem. PLoS ONE. 2007 Nov 28;2(11):e1247. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Akitake B, Anishkin A, Liu N, Sukharev S. Straightening and sequential buckling of the pore-lining helices define the gating cycle of MscS. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Dec;14(12):1141-9. Epub 2007 Nov 25.
  9. Harrison BR, Masson PH. ARL2, ARG1 and PIN3 define a gravity signal transduction pathway in root statocytes. Plant J. 2007 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Boccalandro HE, De Simone SN, Bergmann-Honsberger A, Schepens I, Fankhauser C, Casal JJ. PKS1 regulates root phototropism and gravitropism. Plant Physiol. 2007 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  11. Antipov IO, Hordeichyk OI, Mel'nychuk MD, Mishchenko LT, Spyrydonov VH, Taran OP. [The virus infection progression in potato plants in conditions of simulated microgravitation] Mikrobiol Z. 2007 Jul-Aug;69(4):63-8. Ukrainian.
  12. Clery D. Space. Columbus injects science into station. Science. 2007 Nov 30;318(5855):1374-5. Note: Subheading after article title: "With Europe's Columbus laboratory on the launch pad – and Japan's research module due next year – our outpost in space is about to get a scientific makeover."
  13. Di Dio C, Macaluso E, Rizzolatti G. The golden beauty: Brain response to classical and renaissance sculptures. PLoS ONE. 2007 Nov 21;2(11):e1201. Note: This research examines objective versus subjective senses of beauty from the biological point of view. The paper can be obtained online without charge.

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