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NASA Spaceline 23 January 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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  1. Mitchell JS, Brown WS, Woodside DG, Vanderslice P, McIntyre BW. Clustering T-cell GM1 lipid rafts increases cellular resistance to shear on fibronectin through changes in integrin affinity and cytoskeletal dynamics. Immunol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: B.W. McIntyre)
  2. Roig AI, Hight SK, Shay JW. Two- and three-dimensional models for risk assessment of radiation-enhanced colorectal tumorigenesis. Radiat Res. 2009 Jan;171(1):33-40. (PIs: J.W. Shay; J.D. Minna/J.W. Shay/NSCOR)
  3. Sanchez MC, Benitez A, Ortloff L, Green LM. Alterations in glutamate uptake in NT2-derived neurons and astrocytes after exposure to gamma radiation. Radiat Res. 2009 Jan;171(1):41-52. (PIs: L.M. Green, G.A. Nelson)
  4. Groesser T, Cooper B, Rydberg B. Lack of bystander effects from high-LET radiation for early cytogenetic end points. Radiat Res. 2008 Dec;170(6):794-802. (PI: B. Rydberg)
  5. Dyde RT, Harris LR. The influence of retinal and extra-retinal motion cues on perceived object motion during self-motion. J Vis. 2008 Oct 23;8(14):5.1-10. (PI: C. Oman/L.R. Harris) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  6. Zhang K, Choi H, Dionysiou DD, Oerther DB. Application of membrane bioreactors in the preliminary treatment of early planetary base wastewater for long-duration space missions. Water Environ Res. 2008 Dec;80(12):2209-18. (PI: D.D. Dionysiou)
  7. Mobine HR, Engelmayr GC, Moussazadeh N, Anwar TR, Freed LE, Edelman ER. Encapsulated pheochromocytoma cells secrete potent noncatecholamine factors. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L.E. Freed) Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Easton C, Calder A, Prior F, Dobinson S, I'anson R, Macgregor R, Mohammad Y, Kingsmore D, Pitsiladis YP. The effects of a novel "fluid loading" strategy on cardiovascular and haematological responses to orthostatic stress. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] Note: From Discussion: "The profound impact of Cr [creatine] and Gly [glycerol] on orthostatic tolerance may have particular application in patients exposed to bed rest or astronauts returning from space flight, who are particularly susceptible to syncope."
  2. Keller D, Low DA, Wingto J, Brothers RM, Hastings J, Davis SL, Crandall CG. Acute volume expansion preserves orthostatic tolerance during whole-body heat stress in humans. J Physiol. 2009 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Tseilikman VE, Filimonova TA, Boyarinova NV, Sibiryak SV, Kozochkin DA, Sinitsky AI. Sensitization of the thymus to hypoplastic effect of glucocorticoids after long-term hypokinetic stress. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2008 Jul;146(1):36-7. English, Russian. Note: This paper is an English translation from Byulleten' Eksperimental'noi Biologii i Meditsiny 2008 Jul;146(7):40–1. The first page of the translation may be viewed without charge.
  4. Novoselova AM, Custaud MA, Tsvirkun DV, Larina IM, Kulchitsky VA. Metabolism in rats during antiorthostatic hypokinesia. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2008 Jul;146(1):38-40. English, Russian. Note: This paper is an English translation from Byulleten' Eksperimental'noi Biologii i Meditsiny 2008 Jul;146(7):42-5. The first page of the translation may be viewed without charge.
  5. Zabolotskikh NV. Pattern of changes in central and cerebral hemodynamics in the basilar artery during active orthostasis in healthy individuals. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2008 May;145(5):556-9. Note: This paper is an English translation from Byulleten' Eksperimental'noi Biologii i Meditsiny 2008 May;145(5):491-5. The first page of the translation may be viewed without charge.
  6. Masuda S, Hayashi T, Egawa T, Taguchi S. Evidence for differential regulation of lactate metabolic properties in aged and unloaded rat skeletal muscle. Exp Gerontol. 2008 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Cancelliero KM, Durigan JL, Vieira RP, Silva CA, Polacow ML. The effect of a low dose of clenbuterol on rat soleus muscle submitted to joint immobilization. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2008 Dec;41(12):1054-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Nicolella DP, Feng JQ, Moravits DE, Bonivitch AR, Wang Y, Dusecich V, Yao W, Lane N, Bonewald LF. Effects of nanomechanical bone tissue properties on bone tissue strain: Implications for osteocyte mechanotransduction. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2008 Oct-Dec;8(4):330-1. Note: This issue includes brief papers deriving from the 38th International Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Tissue Biology, held August 3-6, 2008. The papers may be obtained online without charge.
  9. Haycraft CJ, Serra R. Chapter 11 Cilia involvement in patterning and maintenance of the skeleton. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2008;85:303-32.
  10. Sharp LA, Lee YW, Goldstein AS. Effect of low-frequency pulsatile flow on expression of osteoblastic genes by bone marrow stromal cells. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Bascove M, Huin-Schohn C, Guéguinou N, Tschirhart E, Frippiat JP. Spaceflight-associated changes in immunoglobulin VH gene expression in the amphibian Pleurodeles waltl. FASEB J. 2009 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Mir results.
  12. Edin NJ, Sandvik JA, Olsen DR, Pettersen EO. The elimination of low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity by transfer of irradiated-cell conditioned medium depends on dose rate. Radiat Res. 2009 Jan;171(1):22-32.
  13. Lowe XR, Bhattacharya S, Marchetti F, Wyrobek AJ. Early brain response to low-dose radiation exposure involves molecular networks and pathways associated with cognitive functions, advanced aging and Alzheimer's disease. Radiat Res. 2009 Jan;171(1):53-65.
  14. Sato T, Kase Y, Watanabe R, Niita K, Sihver L. Biological dose estimation for charged-particle therapy using an improved PHITS code coupled with a microdosimetric kinetic model. Radiat Res. 2009 Jan;171(1):107-17.
  15. Dynlacht JR, Valluri S, Lopez J, Greer F, Desrosiers C, Caperell-Grant A, Mendonca MS, Bigsby RM. Estrogen protects against radiation-induced cataractogenesis. Radiat Res. 2008 Dec;170(6):758-64.
  16. Mitchel RE, Burchart P, Wyatt H. A lower dose threshold for the in vivo protective adaptive response to radiation. Tumorigenesis in chronically exposed normal and Trp53 heterozygous C57BL/6 mice. Radiat Res. 2008 Dec;170(6):765-75.
  17. Zago M, McIntyre J, Senot P, Lacquaniti F. Visuo-motor coordination and internal models for object interception. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Feb;192(4):571-604. Epub 2009 Jan 13.
  18. Li W, Matin E, Bertz JW, Matin L. A tilted frame deceives the eye and the hand. J Vis. 2008 Dec 30;8(16):18.1-16. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  19. Ou X, Long L, Zhang Y, Xue Y, Liu J, Lin X, Liu B. Spaceflight induces both transient and heritable alterations in DNA methylation and gene expression in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Mutat Res. 2008 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Results from Chinese Long March-2 flight in 2004.
  20. Han W, Rong H, Zhang H, Wang MH. Abscisic acid is a negative regulator of root gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jan 23;378(4):695-700. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

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