NASA Spaceline 1 February 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2008
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Zhi J, Xu G, Rubin CT, Hadjiargyrou M.The lipogenic gene Spot 14 is activated in bone by disuse yet remains unaffected by a mechanical signal anabolic to the skeleton.Calcif Tissue Int. 2008 Jan 25; [Epub ahead of print](PI: C.T. Rubin)
Billard MJ, McIntyre BW.CD45RA T-cell activation without proliferation by a partial agonist monoclonal antibody to beta1 integrin.Immunol Cell Biol. 2008 Jan 15; [Epub ahead of print](PI: B.W. McIntyre)
Gilroy S, Masson P (Eds.).Plant Tropisms.Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing, 240 pp., October 2007.(PIs: S. Gilroy, P. Masson)Note:
Most chapters in this book are authored by current or former PIs. The chapters are: (1) Valster AH, Blancaflor EB. Mechanisms of gravity perception in higher plants; (2) Harrison BR, Morita MT, Masson PH, Tasaka M. Signal transduction in gravitropism; (3) Muday GK, Rahman A. Auxin transport and the integration of gravitropic growth; (4) Mullen JL, Kiss JZ. Phototropism and its relationship to gravitropism; (5) Monshausen GB, Swanson SJ, Gilroy S. Touch sensing and thigmotropism; (6) Cassab GI. Other tropisms and their relationship to gravitropism; (7) Braun M, Hemmersbach R. Single-cell gravitropism and gravitaxis; (8) Correll MJ, Kiss JZ. Space-based research on plant tropisms; (9) Brown CS, Sederoff HW, Davies E, Ferl RJ, Stankovic B. Plan(t)s for space exploration.
Other papers of interest:
Sazontova TG, Anchishkina NA, Arkhipenko YV.Induction of HSPs and antioxidant defense enzymes during activation of free radical oxidation at the early stage of hypokinesia.Bull Exp Biol Med. 2007 Apr;143(4):403-7.Note:
This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Byulleten’ Eksperimental’noi Biologii i Meditsiny 2007 Apr;143(4):378–82.
Thi MM, Iacobas DA, Iacobas S, Spray DC.Fluid shear stress upregulates vascular endothelial growth factor gene expression in osteoblasts.Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Nov;1117:73-81. Epub 2007 Jul 23.Note:
This paper and the following two papers are in the volume "Skeletal Biology and Medicine, Part B: Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutic Challenges," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1117. Preprints of the papers may be able to be obtained by clicking to the publisher's site from PubMed, clicking to the Abstract, clicking on the link below "All Versions of this Article" on the right side, and then clicking on "Full Text (Rapid PDF)."
Inaniwa T, Kohno T, Tomitani T, Sato S.Monitoring the irradiation field of (12)C and (16)O SOBP beams using positron emitters produced through projectile fragmentation reactions.Phys Med Biol. 2008 Feb 7;53(3):529-42. Epub 2008 Jan 7.