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NASA Spaceline 9 January 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2009

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  1. Lee SM, Schneider SM, Boda WL, Watenpaugh DE, Macias BR, Meyer RS, Hargens AR. LBNP exercise protects aerobic capacity and sprint speed of female twins during 30 days of bed rest. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.R. Hargens)
  2. Baek K, Bloomfield SA. Beta-adrenergic blockade and leptin replacement effectively mitigate disuse bone loss. J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.A. Bloomfield)
  3. Harber MP, Crane JD, Dickinson JM, Jemiolo B, Raue U, Trappe TA, Trappe SW. Protein synthesis and the expression of growth related genes are altered by running in human vastus lateralis and soleus muscles. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.W. Trappe)
  4. Dong F, Hua Y, Zhao P, Ren J, Du M, Sreejayan N. Chromium supplement inhibits skeletal muscle atrophy in hindlimb-suspended mice. J Nutr Biochem. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Weterings E, Verkaik NS, Keijzers G, Florea BI, Wang SY, Ortega LG, Uematsu N, Chen DJ, van Gent DC. The Ku80 carboxy-terminus stimulates joining and Artemis-mediated processing of DNA ends. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.J. Chen)
  6. Liston DB, Stone LS. Effects of prior information and reward on oculomotor and perceptual choices. J Neurosci. 2008 Dec 17;28(51):13866-75. (PI: L.S. Stone)
  7. Beven G, Holland A, Sipes W. Psychological support for U.S. astronauts on the International Space Station. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Dec;79(12):1124. Note: This article, which is the Space Medicine Association News topic for this issue of this journal, can be accessed online without cost.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kirkpatrick AW, Keaney M, Hemmelgarn B, Zhang J, Ball CG, Groleau M, Tyssen M, Keyte J, Campbell MR, Kmet L, McBeth P, Broderick TJ. Intra-abdominal pressure effects on porcine thoracic compliance in weightlessness: Implications for physiologic tolerance of laparoscopic surgery in space. Crit Care Med. 2009 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  2. Grasser E, Goswami N, Hinghofer-Szalkay H. Presyncopal cardiac contractility and autonomic activity in young healthy males. Physiol Res. 2008 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  3. Lu WH, Hsieh KS, Li MH, Ho CW, Wu YC, Ger LP, Wang JS, Chu H. Heart status following high G exposure in rats and the effect of brief preconditioning. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Dec;79(12):1086-90.
  4. Kanikowska D, Sato M, Iwase S, Shimizu Y, Inukai Y, Nishimura N, Sugenoya J. Immune and neuroendocrine responses to head-down rest and countermeasures. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Dec;79(12):1091-5.
  5. Pontier JM, Jimenez C, Blatteau JE. Blood platelet count and bubble formation after a dive to 30 msw for 30 min. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Dec;79(12):1096-9.
  6. Goodship AE, Lawes TJ, Rubin CT. Low-magnitude high-frequency mechanical signals accelerate and augment endochondral bone repair: Preliminary evidence of efficacy. J Orthop Res. 2008 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Nowlan NC, Prendergast PJ, Murphy P. Identification of mechanosensitive genes during embryonic bone formation. PLoS Comput Biol. 2008 Dec;4(12):e1000250. Epub 2008 Dec 26. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Voronkov IuI, Pelevina II, Tsetlin VV, Osipov AN, Riabchenko NI, Serebrianyi AM, Gotlib VIa, Vorob'eva NIu, Antoshina MM, Bondarenko VA. [New approaches to diagnostics and identification of possible damages in normal humans under the conditions of microgravity and exposure to low doses of radiation] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 May-Jun;42(3):8-12. Russian. Note: Space flight results.
  9. Fedorenko BS, Snigireva GP, Bogomazova AN, Novitskaia NN, Shevchenko VA. [Cytogenetic effects on blood lymphocytes of cosmonauts after low doses of space radiation] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 May-Jun;42(3):13-8. Russian. Note: Space flight results.
  10. Tsetlin VV, Levinskikh MA, Nefedova EL, Derendiaeva TA, Fedotova IV. [Effects of low doses of ionizing radiation on substrate and germination of higher plants seeds] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 May-Jun;42(3):18-22. Russian.
  11. Bondarenko VA, Mitrikas VG. [Estimation of radiation loads on cosmonauts of the International Space Station during 2000 - 2007] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 May-Jun;42(3):23-7. Russian. Note: ISS results.
  12. Nikolaev VP. [Theoretical evaluation of the risk of decompression illness during simulated extravehicular activity] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 May-Jun;42(3):27-33. Russian.
  13. Soldatov PE, Mednikova EI, Solov'eva ZO, Gur'eva TS, Dadasheva OA, Il'in VK, Lysenko LA. [Development of chow for Mongolian gerbils suitable for the conditions of space flight] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 May-Jun;42(3):64-8. Russian.
  14. Rougier PR, Genthon N. Dynamical assessment of weight-bearing asymmetry during upright quiet stance in humans. Gait Posture. 2008 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Bryan AS, Angelaki DE. Optokinetic and vestibular responsiveness in the macaque rostral vestibular and fastigial nuclei. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Puklin-Faucher E, Sheetz MP. The mechanical integrin cycle. J Cell Sci. 2009 Jan 15;122(Pt 2):179-86. Note: This issue of the journal is a special issue on integrins. The article "Integrin signalling at a glance" beginning on page 159 is available without cost.
  17. WuDunn D. Mechanobiology of trabecular meshwork cells. Exp Eye Res. 2008 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Wang C, Sang C, Higashibata A, Ishioka N, Rong L, Yang C, Sun Y, Yi ZC, Zhuang FY. Changes of muscle-related genes and proteins after spaceflight in Caenorhabditis elegans. Prog Biochem Biophys. 2008 Oct;35(10):1195-201. Note: Chinese biosatellite Shijian-8 results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  19. Wang C, Sang C, Yang C, Sun Y, Yi ZC, Zhuang FY. [Mechanisms of muscular atrophy and gravisensing after simulated microgravity in Caenorhabditis elegans: Parallel control to spaceflight research in C. elegans] Prog Biochem Biophys. 2008 Nov;35(11):1298-304. Chinese. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  20. Guo XH, Guan Y, Yang LH, Zhang HY, Zhou JP, Shi JS. [Study on spaceflight mutagenesis Platycodon grandiflorum via FTIR] Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2008 Aug;33(16):2005-7. Chinese. Note: Space flight results.
  21. Takahashi H, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N. Hormonal interactions during root tropic growth: Hydrotropism versus gravitropism. Plant Mol Biol. 2008 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  22. Miyazawa Y, Takahashi A, Kobayashi A, Kaneyasu T, Fujii N, Takahashi H. The GNOM-mediated vesicular trafficking plays an essential role in hydrotropism of Arabidopsis roots. Plant Physiol. 2008 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.

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