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NASA Spaceline 13 February 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009

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  1. Reitz G, Berger T, Bilski P, Facius R, Hajek M, Petrov V, Puchalska M, Zhou D, Bossler J, Akatov Y, Shurshakov V, Olko P, Ptaszkiewicz M, Bergmann R, Fugger M, Vana N, Beaujean R, Burmeister S, Bartlett D, Hager L, Pálfalvi J, Szabó J, O'Sullivan D, Kitamura H, Uchihori Y, Yasuda N, Nagamatsu A, Tawara H, Benton E, Gaza R, McKeever S, Sawakuchi G, Yukihara E, Cucinotta F, Semones E, Zapp N, Miller J, Dettmann J. Astronaut's organ doses inferred from measurements in a human phantom outside the International Space Station. Radiat Res. 2009 Feb;171(2):225–35. (PIs: E. Benton, F. Cucinotta, J. Miller) Note: ISS results.
  2. Xie Y, Wang X, Story M. Statistical methods of background correction for Illumina BeadArray data. Bioinformatics. 2009 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: J.D. Minna/M. Story/NSCOR; R. Ullrich/M. Story/NSCOR)
  3. Ren G, Su J, Zhao X, Zhang L, Zhang J, Roberts AI, Zhang H, Das G, Shi Y. Apoptotic cells induce immunosuppression through dendritic cells: Critical roles of IFN-gamma and nitric oxide. J Immunol. 2008 Sep 1;181(5):3277-84. (PI: Y. Shi)
  4. Zhang Y, Xu G, Zhang L, Roberts AI, Shi Y. Th17 cells undergo Fas-mediated activation-induced cell death independent of IFN-gamma. J Immunol. 2008 Jul 1;181(1):190-6. (PI: Y. Shi)
  5. Mordica WJ, Woods KM, Clem RJ, Passarelli AL, Chapes SK. Macrophage cell lines use CD81 in cell growth regulation. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2009 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes)
  6. Cao A, Chintamani KK, Pandya AK, Ellis RD. NASA TLX: Software for assessing subjective mental workload. Behav Res Methods. 2009 Feb;41(1):113-7.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Mounier Y, Tiffreau V, Montel V, Bastide B, Stevens L. Phenotypical transitions and Ca2+ activation properties in human muscle fibers. Effects of a 60-day bed rest and countermeasures. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] Note: WISE-2005 study.
  2. McGavock JM, Hastings JL, Snell PG, McGuire DK, Pacini EL, Levine BD, Mitchell JH. A forty-year follow-up of the Dallas Bed Rest and Training Study: The effect of age on the cardiovascular response to exercise in men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  3. Berrettini U, Landolfi A, Patteri G. [The heart in extreme sports: Hyperbaric activity and microgravity] G Ital Cardiol (Rome). 2008 Oct;9(10 Suppl 1):94S-98S. Italian.
  4. Wang H, Cui LY, Du H, Li BH, Liu MS, Guan YZ. [Value of anal sphincter electromyography, orthostatic hypotension and dizziness in diagnosing multiple system atrophy] Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2008 Dec;30(6):668-71. Chinese.
  5. Malouin F, Richards CL, Durand A, Descent M, Poiré D, Frémont P, Pelet S, Gresset J, Doyon J. Effects of practice, visual loss, limb amputation, and disuse on motor imagery vividness. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Prange GB, Jannink MJ, Stienen AH, van der Kooij H, Ijzerman MJ, Hermens HJ. Influence of gravity compensation on muscle activation patterns during different temporal phases of arm movements of stroke patients. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Anandarajah AP. Role of RANKL in bone diseases. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Ghosh SP, Perkins MW, Hieber K, Kulkarni S, Kao TC, Reddy EP, Reddy MV, Maniar M, Seed T, Kumar KS. Radiation protection by a new chemical entity, Ex-Rad™: Efficacy and mechanisms. Radiat Res. 2009 Feb;171(2):173–9.
  9. Toyokuni H, Maruo A, Suzuki K, Watanabe M. The contribution of radiation-induced large deletion of the genome to chromosomal instability. Radiat Res. 2009 Feb;171(2):198–203.
  10. Hirayama R, Ito A, Tomita M, Tsukada T, Yatagai F, Noguchi M, Matsumoto Y, Kase Y, Ando K, Okayasu R, Furusawa Y. Contributions of direct and indirect actions in cell killing by high-LET radiations. Radiat Res. 2009 Feb;171(2):212–8.
  11. Taguchi M, Kimura A, Watanabe R, Hirota K. Estimation of yields of hydroxyl radicals in water under various energy heavy ions. Radiat Res. 2009 Feb;171(2):254–63.
  12. Lai SK, Lai CH, Zhang FX, Ma CW, Shum DK, Chan YS. [Neuronal plasticity of otolith-related vestibular system] Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2008 Dec;30(6):741-6. Chinese.
  13. Wang N, Tytell JD, Ingber DE. Mechanotransduction at a distance: Mechanically coupling the extracellular matrix with the nucleus. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;10(1):75-82. Note: This article and the next five articles constitute a "Focus on Mechanotransduction."
  14. Geiger B, Spatz JP, Bershadsky AD. Environmental sensing through focal adhesions. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;10(1):21-33.
  15. Wozniak MA, Chen CS. Mechanotransduction in development: A growing role for contractility. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;10(1):34-43.
  16. Chalfie M. Neurosensory mechanotransduction. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;10(1):44-52.
  17. Hahn C, Schwartz MA. Mechanotransduction in vascular physiology and atherogenesis. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;10(1):53-62.
  18. Jaalouk DE, Lammerding J. Mechanotransduction gone awry. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;10(1):63-73.
  19. Uva B, Strollo F, Ricci F, Masini MA. Gravity vector changes induce alterations in nervous and testicular cells in cultures and in testis slices. J Br Interplanet Soc. 2008 Nov;61(11):458-61.
  20. Wakabayashi K, Nakano S, Soga K, Hoson T. Cell wall-bound peroxidase activity and lignin formation in azuki bean epicotyls grown under hypergravity conditions. J Plant Physiol. 2009 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]

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