NASA Spaceline 14 December 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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  1. Wray DW, Raven PB, Sander M. Diminished baroreflex-induced vasoconstriction following alpha-2 adrenergic receptor blockade in humans. Auton Neurosci. 2007 Dec 3; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.L. Smith/P.B. Raven)
  2. Delp MD, Behnke BJ, Spier S, Wu G, Muller-Delp J. Ageing diminishes endothelium-dependent vasodilation and tetrahydrobiopterin content in rat skeletal muscle arterioles. J Physiol. 2007 Dec 6; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.D. Delp)
  3. Zhao J, Brault JJ, Schild A, Cao P, Sandri M, Schiaffino S, Lecker SH, Goldberg AL. FoxO3 coordinately activates protein degradation by the autophagic/lysosomal and proteasomal pathways in atrophying muscle cells. Cell Metab. 2007 Dec;6(6):472-83. (PI: A.L. Goldberg) Note: There is a comment on this paper and another paper by Goldberg (#4 in Other papers of interest) in the same issue. The Goldberg papers are apparently featured on the cover of this issue.
  4. Encinas JM, Vazquez ME, Switzer RC, Chamberland DW, Nick H, Levine HG, Scarpa PJ, Enikolopov G, Steindler DA. Quiescent adult neural stem cells are exceptionally sensitive to cosmic radiation. Exp Neurol. 2007 Nov 17; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.E. Vazquez)
  5. Andres-Mach M, Rosi S, Rola R, Gupta N, Fike JR. Radiation effects on neurogenic regions in the mammalian forebrain. Fut Neurol. 2007 Nov;2(6):647-59. (PI: G. Nelson/J.R. Fike)
  6. Andarawewa KL, Paupert J, Pal A, Barcellos-Hoff MH. New rationales for using TGFbeta inhibitors in radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Biol. 2007 Nov-Dec;83(11-12):803-11. (PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
  7. Potts BE, Chapes SK. Functions of C2D macrophage cells after adoptive transfer. J Leukoc Biol. 2007 Dec 6; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  8. Santhi N, Horowitz TS, Duffy JF, Czeisler CA. Acute sleep deprivation and circadian misalignment associated with transition onto the first night of work impairs visual selective attention. PLoS ONE. 2007 Nov 28;2(11):e1233. (PI: C.A. Czeisler) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Wysocki G, Bakhirkin Y, So S, Tittel FK, Hill CJ, Yang RQ, Fraser MP. Dual interband cascade laser based trace-gas sensor for environmental monitoring. Appl Opt. 2007 Nov 20;46(33):8202-10. (PIs: F.K. Tittel, R.Q. Yang)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Olufsen MS, Alston AV, Tran HT, Ottesen JT, Novak V. Modeling heart rate regulation-Part I: Sit-to-stand versus head-up tilt. Cardiovasc Eng. 2007 Dec 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Hazell TJ, Jakobi JM, Kenno KA. The effects of whole-body vibration on upper- and lower-body EMG during static and dynamic contractions. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1156-63.
  3. Vargas R, Lang CH. Alcohol accelerates loss of muscle and impairs recovery of muscle mass resulting from disuse atrophy. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Nov 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Mammucari C, Milan G, Romanello V, Masiero E, Rudolf R, Del Piccolo P, Burden SJ, Di Lisi R, Sandri C, Zhao J, Goldberg AL, Schiaffino S, Sandri M. FoxO3 controls autophagy in skeletal muscle in vivo. Cell Metab. 2007 Dec;6(6):458-71.
  5. Han B, Zhu MJ, Ma C, Du M. Rat hindlimb unloading down-regulates insulin like growth factor-1 signaling and AMP-activated protein kinase, and leads to severe atrophy of the soleus muscle. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1115-23.
  6. Coq JO, Strata F, Russier M, Safadi FF, Merzenich MM, Byl NN, Barbe MF. Impact of neonatal asphyxia and hind limb immobilization on musculoskeletal tissues and S1 map organization: Implications for cerebral palsy. Exp Neurol. 2007 Oct 24; [Epub ahead of print] Note: From abstract: "These data support previous observations that asphyxia per se can generate the substrate for peripheral tissue and brain damage, which are worsened by aberrant sensorimotor experience during maturation, and could explain the disabling movement disorders observed in children with CP."
  7. Barcellos-Hoff MH, Cordes N. Radiation therapy and the microenvironment. Int J Radiat Biol. 2007 Nov-Dec;83(11-12):723-5. Note: This article introduces papers in this special issue deriving from the workshop "Radiation and Multidrug Resistance Mediated via the Tumor Microenvironment," held in Dresden in February 2007. Two of the papers follow, and one paper is #6 in the PI section.
  8. Bauer G. Low dose radiation and intercellular induction of apoptosis: Potential implications for the control of oncogenesis. Int J Radiat Biol. 2007 Nov-Dec;83(11-12):873-88.
  9. Goetze K, Scholz M, Taucher-Scholz G, Mueller-Klieser W. The impact of conventional and heavy ion irradiation on tumor cell migration in vitro. Int J Radiat Biol. 2007 Nov-Dec;83(11-12):889-96.
  10. Miller WL, Maffei V, Bosco G, Iosa M, Zago M, Macaluso E, Lacquaniti F. Vestibular nuclei and cerebellum put visual gravitational motion in context. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Dec 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Darling WG, Viaene AN, Peterson CR, Schmiedeler JP. Perception of hand motion direction uses a gravitational reference. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Dec 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Cain SW, Rimmer DW, Duffy JF, Czeisler CA. Exercise distributed across day and night does not alter circadian period in humans. J Biol Rhythms. 2007 Dec;22(6):534-41.
  13. Turek FW. From circadian rhythms to clock genes in depression. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2007 Oct;22 Suppl 2:S1-8.
  14. Toyota M, Furuichi T, Tatsumi H, Sokabe M. Cytoplasmic calcium increases in response to changes in the gravity vector in hypocotyls and petioles of Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Physiol. 2007 Nov 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Cyr C, Lanthier L. One giant leap for mankind? A cost-utility analysis of abolishing the law of gravity. CMAJ. 2007 Dec 4;177(12):1536-8. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

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