NASA Spaceline 14 March 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness


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  1. Wang H, Wang X, Zhang P, Wang Y. The Ku-dependent non-homologous end-joining but not other repair pathway is inhibited by high linear energy transfer ionizing radiation. DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 Mar 4; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: Y. Wang)
  2. Kovalchuk O, Baulch JE. Epigenetic changes and nontargeted radiation effects—Is there a link? Environ Mol Mutagen. 2008 Jan;49(1):16-25. (PI: J.E. Baulch)
  3. Beebe EN, Alessi JG, Kponou A, Meitzler C, Pikin A, Prelec K, Raparia D, Ritter J, Zajic V. Development of ion injection into the BNL test electron beam ion source using a prototype low energy beam transfer switchyard and a hollow cathode ion source (abstract). Rev Sci Instrum. 2008 Feb;79(2):02B318. Note: This short paper and another paper in this issue describe technical developments in the electron beam ion source at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory.
  4. Houtchens GR, Foster MD, Desai TA, Morgan EF, Wong JY. Combined effects of microtopography and cyclic strain on vascular smooth muscle cell orientation. J Biomech. 2008;41(4):762-9. Epub 2008 Jan 28. (PI: J.Y. Wong)
  5. Allen CA, Niesel DW, Torres AG. The effects of low-shear stress on Adherent-invasive Escherichia coli. Environ Microbiol. 2008 Feb 26; [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: C.A. Allen, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; D.W. Niesel)
  6. Taylor K, Kimbrell DA. Host immune response and differential survival of the sexes in Drosophila. Fly. 2007 Jul-Aug;1(4):197-204. (PI: D. Kimbrell) Note: Fly is a new journal devoted to Drosophila research. There are also two papers from this journal in the Other section of the list.
  7. Dunn CW, Hejnol A, Matus DQ, Pang K, Browne WE, Smith SA, Seaver E, Rouse GW, Obst M, Edgecombe GD, Sørensen MV, Haddock SH, Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Okusu A, Kristensen RM, Wheeler WC, Martindale MQ, Giribet G. Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life. Nature. 2008 Mar 5; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.Q. Martindale)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Belavý DL, Hides JA, Wilson SJ, Stanton W, Dimeo FC, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Richardson CA. Resistive simulated weightbearing exercise with whole body vibration reduces lumbar spine deconditioning in bed-rest. Spine. 2008 Mar 1;33(5):E121-31.
  2. de Boer MD, Seynnes OR, di Prampero PE, Pišot R, Mekjavic IB, Biolo G, Narici MV. Effect of 5 weeks horizontal bed rest on human muscle thickness and architecture of weight bearing and non-weight bearing muscles. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Mar 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Bruusgaard JC, Gundersen K. In vivo time-lapse microscopy reveals no loss of murine myonuclei during weeks of muscle atrophy. J Clin Invest. 2008 Mar 3; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Kim JH, Kwak HB, Leeuwenburgh C, Lawler JM. Lifelong exercise and mild (8%) caloric restriction attenuate age-induced alterations in plantaris muscle morphology, oxidative stress and IGF-1 in the Fischer-344 rat. Exp Gerontol. 2008 Apr;43(4):317-29.
  5. Tsiamis CB, Kakuris KK, Deogenov VA, Yerullis KB. Magnesium loss in magnesium deficient subjects with and without physical exercise during prolonged hypokinesia. Clin Invest Med. 2008;31(1):E16-23.
  6. Tsiamis CB, Kakuris KK, Deogenov VA, Yerullis KB. Potassium loss with tissue potassium deficiency in rats during hypokinesia. Arch Med Res. 2008 Apr;39(3):292-8. Epub 2007 Dec 26. Note: Hypokinesia consisted of keeping the rats in small cages with restricted movement.
  7. Tian XY, Zhang Q, Zhao R, Setterberg RB, Zeng QQ, Iturria SJ, Ma YF, Jee WS. Continuous PGE(2) leads to net bone loss while intermittent PGE(2) leads to net bone gain in lumbar vertebral bodies of adult female rats. Bone. 2008 Feb 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Sekine E, Okada M, Matsufuji N, Yu D, Furusawa Y, Okayasu R. High LET heavy ion radiation induces lower numbers of initial chromosome breaks with minimal repair than low LET radiation in normal human cells. Mutat Res. 2008 Mar 29;652(1):95-101.
  9. Sutthiprapaporn P, Tanimoto K, Ohtsuka M, Nagasaki T, Iida Y, Katsumata A. Positional changes of oropharyngeal structures due to gravity in the upright and supine positions. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2008 Mar;37(3):130-5.
  10. Jaeger R, Kondrachuk AV, Haslwanter T. The distribution of otolith polarization vectors in mammals: Comparison between model predictions and single cell recordings. Hear Res. 2008 Jan 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Albert JT, Nadrowski B, Göpfert MC. Drosophila mechanotransduction—Linking proteins and functions. Fly. 2007 Jul-Aug;1(4):238-41.
  12. van Swinderen B. The attention span of a fly. Fly. 2007 May-Jun;1(3):187-9.
  13. Lu LL, Wu B, Huang WF, Gu ZM, Wang YL, Liu XH, Tang Y, Mo Y. [Cardiovascular responses to lower body negative pressure (LBNP) in healthy females of different physical fitness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Dec;20(6):398-401. Chinese. Note: Titles, authors, and references for the individual papers from this journal are available in English at the links given here. English abstracts are not available. Journal main site.
  14. Song JP, Zhang HY, Qu LN, Yang F, Liu SF, Wang HH, Liu Y, Xiong JH. [Protective effects of Cudrania tricuspidata polysaccharides and Lycium barbarium polysaccharides on the immune function of tail-suspended mice] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Dec;20(6):402-5. Chinese.
  15. Wang P, Zhang S, Wang B, Sun XQ, Geng J, Gao Y. [Effects of simulated weightlessness on cellular morphology, cell multiplication and cell cycle of MG-63 cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Dec;20(6):406-9. Chinese.
  16. Yang ZZ, Yu XJ, Fei JX, Gao YC, Wang HH, Song D. [Effects of heat stress on exercise tolerance, serum testosterone and cortisol concentrations in tail-suspended rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Dec;20(6):410-3. Chinese.
  17. Zhu YJ, Fan XL, Wu SD, Song XA, Xu LP. [Alteration of Fos expression in periaqueductal gray of rat after 2 weeks simulated weightlessness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Dec;20(6):414-7. Chinese.
  18. Liu YY, Yu MS, Xiang HY, Ji J, Li YH, Qin YF. [Design of a head-up tilt experimental system for measuring head blood pressure and its dynamic process] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Dec;20(6):422-6. Chinese.

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