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NASA Spaceline 15 February 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 29, 2008

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  1. Smith SM, Zwart SR, Heer M, Lee SM, Baecker N, Meuche S, Macias BR, Shackelford LC, Schneider S, Hargens AR. WISE-2005: Supine treadmill exercise within lower body negative pressure and flywheel resistive exercise as a countermeasure to bed rest-induced bone loss in women during 60-day simulated microgravity. Bone. 2007 Dec 14; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.R. Hargens)
  2. Lesniewske LA, Donato AJ, Behnke BJ, Woodman CR, Laughlin MH, Ray CA, Delp MD. Decreased NO signaling leads to enhanced vasoconstrictor responsiveness in skeletal muscle arterioles of the ZDF rat prior to overt diabetes and hypertension. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.D. Delp)
  3. Jubrias SA, Vollestad NK, Gronka RK, Kushmerick MJ. Contraction-coupling efficiency of human first dorsal interosseous muscle. J Physiol. 2008 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.J. Kushmerick)
  4. Shay JW, Keith WN. Targeting telomerase for cancer therapeutics. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 29; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Minna/J.W. Shay/NSCOR)
  5. Marquette ML, Byerly D, Sognier M. The effects of three-dimensional cell culture on single myoblasts. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.L. Marquette, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program and NASA Postoctoral Fellowship Program at JSC)
  6. Luce-Fedrow A, Von Ohlen T, Boyle D, Ganta RR, Chapes SK. Drosophila S2 cells as a model for studying Ehrlichia chaffeensis infections. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes)
  7. Kugler SL, Bali B, Lieberman P, Strug L, Gagnon B, Murphy PL, Clarke T, Greenberg DA, Pal DK. An autosomal dominant genetically heterogeneous variant of rolandic epilepsy and speech disorder. Epilepsia. 2008 Jan 29; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P. Lieberman)
  8. Rojas-Pierce M, Titapiwatanakun B, Sohn EJ, Fang F, Larive CK, Blakeslee J, Cheng Y, Cuttler S, Peer WA, Murphy AS, Raikhel NV. Arabidopsis P-glycoprotein19 participates in the inhibition of gravitropism by Gravacin. Chem Biol. 2007 Dec;14(12):1366-76. (PI: N.V. Raikhel)
  9. He C, Davies FT Jr, Lacey RE. Separating the effects of hypobaria and hypoxia on lettuce: Growth and gas exchange. Physiol Plant. 2007 Oct;131(2):226-40. (PIs: F.T. Davies Jr., R.E. Lacey) Note: This paper is featured on the cover of this issue of the journal.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Xie L, Rubin C, Judex S. Enhancement of the adolescent murine musculoskeletal system using low-level mechanical vibrations. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Feb 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Yasuoka H, Asazuma T, Nakanishi K, Yoshihara Y, Sugihara A, Tomiya M, Okabayashi T, Nemoto K. Effects of reloading after simulated microgravity on proteoglycan metabolism in the nucleus pulposus and anulus fibrosus of the lumbar intervertebral disc: An experimental study using a rat tail suspension model. Spine. 2007 Dec 1;32(25):E734-40.
  3. Hughes I, Binkley J, Hurle B, Green ED, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Sidow A, Ornitz DM. Identification of the Otopetrin Domain, a conserved domain in vertebrate otopetrins and invertebrate otopetrin-like family members. BMC Evol Biol. 2008 Feb 6;8:41 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Lennox AR, Goodship AE. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus), the most evolutionary advanced hibernators, avoid significant bone loss during hibernation. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2008 Feb;149(2):203-8.
  5. Ulbrich C, Westphal K, Baatout S, Wehland M, Bauer J, Flick B, Infanger M, Kreutz R, Vadrucci S, Egli M, Cogoli A, Derradji H, Pietsch J, Paul M, Grimm D. Effects of basic fibroblast growth factor on endothelial cells under conditions of simulated microgravity. J Cell Biochem. 2008 Feb 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Laiakis EC, Baulch JE, Morgan WF. Interleukin 8 exhibits a pro-mitogenic and pro-survival role in radiation induced genomically unstable cells. Mutat Res. 2007 Dec 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Rosidi B, Wang M, Wu W, Sharma A, Wang H, Iliakis G. Histone H1 functions as a stimulatory factor in backup pathways of NHEJ. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Feb 3; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Yamauchi M, Oka Y, Yamamoto M, Niimura K, Uchida M, Kodama S, Watanabe M, Sekine I, Yamashita S, Suzuki K. Growth of persistent foci of DNA damage checkpoint factors is essential for amplification of G1 checkpoint signaling. DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 Jan 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. McIntyre J, Lipshits M. Central processes amplify and transform anisotropies of the visual system in a test of visual-haptic coordination. J Neurosci. 2008 Jan 30;28(5):1246-61. Note: MIR results, including NASA missions to Mir. This journal has had some attractive and interesting recent covers. Click on the cover and then "About the Cover."
  10. Klier EM, Hess BJ, Angelaki DE. Human visuospatial updating after passive translations in three-dimensional space. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Simpson N, Dinges DF. Sleep and inflammation. Nutr Rev. 2007 Dec;65(12 Pt 2):S244-52. Note: This issue of the journal focused on various aspects of inflammation.
  12. Li SZ, Cao MJ, Rong TZ, Pan GT, Tang QL, Zhu YG. [Cytological observation on pollen abortion of genetic male sterile mutant induced by space flight in maize] Fen Zi Xi Bao Sheng Wu Xue Bao. 2007 Oct;40(5):359-64. Chinese. Note: This research used materials derived from a Chinese satellite flight.
  13. Ikushima T, Soga K, Hoson T, Shimmen T. Role of xyloglucan in gravitropic bending of azuki bean epicotyl. Physiol Plant. 2008 Jan 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Kamisaka S, Hoson T. Effects of hypergravity on expression of XTH genes in azuki bean epicotyls. Physiol Plant. 2007 Oct;131(2):332-40.

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