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NASA Spaceline 29 February 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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  1. Liu D, Genetos DC, Shao Y, Geist DJ, Li J, Ke HZ, Turner CH, Duncan RL. Activation of extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK1/2) by fluid shear is Ca(2+)- and ATP-dependent in MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts. Bone. 2007 Oct 16; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.C. Genetos, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  2. Radek KA, Baer LA, Eckhardt J, DiPietro LA, Wade CE. Mechanical unloading impairs keratinocyte migration and angiogenesis during cutaneous wound healing. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Barnes SL, Branson R, Gallo LA, Beck G, Johannigman JA. En-route care in the air: Snapshot of mechanical ventilation at 37,000 feet. J Trauma. 2008 Feb;64(2 Suppl):S129-35. (PI: J.A. Johannigman)
  4. Lieberman P, McCarthy R. Tracking the evolution of language and speech: Comparing vocal tracks to identify speech capabilities. Expedition. 2007 Summer;49(2):15-20. (PI: P. Lieberman) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Li X, Wang X, He K, Ma Y, Su N, He H, Stolc V, Tongprasit W, Jin W, Jiang J, Terzaghi W, Li S, Deng XW. High-resolution mapping of epigenetic modifications of the rice genome uncovers interplay between DNA methylation, histone methylation, and gene expression. Plant Cell. 2008 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

  1. Cheng JH, Wang SY, Zhang LF, Liu X, Liu Y, Ma J. [Spectral analysis of blood pressure signal in conscious rats released from simulated microgravity] Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2008 Feb 25;60(1):74-82. Chinese. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge. The text is in Chinese, with figures, tables, and references in English.
  2. Zervides C, Narracott AJ, Lawford PV, Hose DR. The role of venous valves in pressure shielding. Biomed Eng Online. 2008 Feb 15;7:8 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Heylen E, Guerrero F, Mansourati J, Theron M, Thioub S, Saďag B. Effect of training frequency on endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in rats. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2008 Feb;15(1):52-8.
  4. Salanova M, Schiffl G, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Blottner D. Ryanodine receptor type-1 (RyR1) expression and protein S-nitrosylation pattern in human soleus myofibres following bed rest and exercise countermeasure. Histochem Cell Biol. 2008 Feb 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Sakai A. [Genomic approaches to bone and joint diseases. The changes of gene expressions in bone marrow cells after skeletal unloading and reloading] Clin Calcium. 2008 Feb;18(2):210-5. Japanese.
  6. Grimston SK, Brodt MD, Silva MJ, Civitelli R. Attenuated response to in vivo mechanical loading in mice with conditional osteoblast ablation of the connexin43 gene (Gja1). J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Feb 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Poliachik SL, Threet D, Srinivasan S, Gross TS. 32 wk old C3H/HeJ mice actively respond to mechanical loading. Bone. 2008 Jan 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Welch JM, Turner CH, Devareddy L, Arjmandi BH, Weaver CM. High impact exercise is more beneficial than dietary calcium for building bone strength in the growing rat skeleton. Bone. 2008 Jan 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Manda K, Ueno M, Anzai K. Melatonin mitigates oxidative damage and apoptosis in mouse cerebellum induced by high-LET (56)Fe particle irradiation. J Pineal Res. 2008 Mar;44(2):189-96.
  10. Nakano Y, Longo-Guess CM, Bergstrom DE, Nauseef WM, Jones SM, Bánfi B. Mutation of the Cyba gene encoding p22(phox) causes vestibular and immune defects in mice. J Clin Invest. 2008 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  11. Bigley NJ, Perymon H, Bowman GC, Hull BE, Stills HF, Henderson RA. Inflammatory cytokines and cell adhesion molecules in a rat model of decompression sickness. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2008 Feb;28(2):55-63.
  12. Bisgrove SR, Lee YR, Liu B, Peters NT, Kropf DL. The microtubule plus-end binding protein EB1 functions in root responses to touch and gravity signals in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2008 Feb 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Men S, Boutté Y, Ikeda Y, Li X, Palme K, Stierhof YD, Hartmann MA, Moritz T, Grebe M. Sterol-dependent endocytosis mediates post-cytokinetic acquisition of PIN2 auxin efflux carrier polarity. Nat Cell Biol. 2008 Feb;10(2):237-44. Epub 2008 Jan 27.
  14. Bomlitz LJ, Brezis M. Misrepresentation of health risks by mass media. J Public Health (Oxf). 2008 Feb 15; [Epub ahead of print]

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