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NASA Spaceline 29 August 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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  1. Jones JA, Ciftcioglu N, Schmid JF, Barr YR, Griffith D. Calcifying nanoparticles (nanobacteria): An additional potential factor for urolithiasis in space flight crews. Urology. 2008 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Ciftçioglu N, Vejdani K, Lee O, Mathew G, Aho KM, Kajander EO, McKay DS, Jones JA, Stoller ML. Association between Randall's plaque and calcifying nanoparticles. Int J Nanomedicine. 2008;3(1):105-15. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  3. Luu YK, Capilla E, Rosen CJ, Gilsanz V, Pessin JE, Judex S, Rubin CT. Mechanical stimulation of mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and differentiation promotes osteogenesis while preventing dietary induced obesity. J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S. Judex) Note: Also see relevant citations #3-5 in Other section.
  4. Tunquist BJ, Hoshi N, Guire ES, Zhang F, Mullendorff K, Langeberg LK, Raber J, Scott JD. Loss of AKAP150 perturbs distinct neuronal processes in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 26;105(34):12557-62. Epub 2008 Aug 18. (PI: J. Raber)
  5. Sauder CL, Conboy EE, Chin-Sang SA, Ray CA. Otolithic activation on visceral circulation in humans: Effect of aging. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.A. Ray)
  6. Barnett-Cowan M, Harris LR. Perceived self-orientation in allocentric and egocentric space: Effects of visual and physical tilt on saccadic and tactile measures. Brain Res. 2008 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C. Oman/L.R. Harris)
  7. Thompson S, Lupi D, Hankins MW, Peirson SN, Foster RG. The effects of rod and cone loss on the photic regulation of locomotor activity and heart rate. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Aug;28(4):724-9. (PI: R.G. Foster) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. van Duijnhoven NT, Bleeker MW, de Groot PC, Thijssen DH, Felsenberg D, Rittweger J, Hopman MT. The effect of bed rest and an exercise countermeasure on leg venous function. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Capelli C, Antonutto G, Cautero M, Tam E, Ferretti G. Metabolic and cardiovascular responses during sub-maximal exercise in humans after 14 days of head-down tilt bed rest and inactivity. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Sen B, Xie Z, Case N, Ma M, Rubin C, Rubin J. Mechanical strain inhibits adipogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells by stimulating a durable {beta}-catenin signal. Endocrinology. 2008 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Pan Z, Yang J, Guo C, Shi D, Shen D, Zheng Q, Chen R, Xu Y, Xi Y, Wang J. Effects of hindlimb unloading on ex vivo growth and osteogenic/adipogenic potentials of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in rats. Stem Cells Dev. 2008 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Maddalozzo GF, Iwaniec UT, Turner RT, Rosen CJ, Widrick JJ. Whole-body vibration slows the acquisition of fat in mature female rats. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Turtikova OV, Altaeva EG, Tarakina MV, Malashenko AM, Nemirovskaia TL, Shenkman BS. [The cellular effects of functional unloading and passive stretch on m. soleus of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice] Tsitologiia. 2008;50(2):132-9. Russian.
  7. Tarakina MV, Turtikova OV, Nemirovskaia TL, Kokontsev AA, Shenkman BS. [The contribution of muscle progenitor cells to maintaining morphological characteristics of unweighted rat soleus muscle during passive stretch] Tsitologiia. 2008;50(2):140-6. Russian.
  8. Sample SJ, Behan M, Smith L, Oldenhoff WE, Markel MD, Kalscheur VL, Hao Z, Miletic V, Muir P. Functional adaptation to loading of a single bone is neuronally regulated and involves multiple bones. J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Sep;23(9):1372-81.
  9. Mancuso M, Pasquali E, Leonardi S, Tanori M, Rebessi S, Di Majo V, Pazzaglia S, Toni MP, Pimpinella M, Covelli V, Saran A. Oncogenic bystander radiation effects in Patched heterozygous mouse cerebellum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 26;105(34):12445-50. Epub 2008 Aug 18. Note: From abstract: "These results represent the first proof-of-principle that bystander effects are factual in vivo events with carcinogenic potential…" This article may be obtained online without charge.
  10. Del Seppia C, Mezzasalma L, Messerotti M, Cordelli A, Ghione S. Investigations of a simulated geomagnetic field experienced by the International Space Station on attentional performance. Bioelectromagnetics. 2008 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Arenz A, Silver RA, Schaefer AT, Margrie TW. The contribution of single synapses to sensory representation in vivo. Science. 2008 Aug 15;321(5891):977-80.
  12. Todd NP, Rosengren SM, Colebatch JG. Tuning and sensitivity of the human vestibular system to low-frequency vibration. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Meyer A, Rypniewski W, Szymanski M, Voelter W, Barciszewski J, Betzel C. Structure of mistletoe lectin I from Viscum album in complex with the phytohormone zeatin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results. From conclusion of paper: "Based on the statistical evaluation of the diffraction data sets, microgravity provides a useful environment to enhance crystal quality. Even after mechanical disturbance the space grown ML-I crystals show remarkably better diffraction properties in terms of signal to noise ratio and mosaicity then their ground grown counterparts."
  14. Santelia D, Henrichs S, Vincenzetti V, Sauer M, Bigler L, Klein M, Bailly A, Lee Y, Friml J, Geisler M, Martinoia E. Flavonoids redirect PIN-mediated polar auxin fluxes during root gravitropic responses. J Biol Chem. 2008 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.

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