NASA Spaceline 10 April 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Baqai FP, Gridley DS, Slater JM, Luo-Owen X, Stodieck LS, Ferguson VL, Chapes SK, Pecaut MJ.Effects of spaceflight on innate immune function and antioxidant gene expression.J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print](PI: S.K. Chapes)Note: STS-118 results. The overall flight experiment was sponsored by Amgen. From Discussion in paper: "We believe that several aspects of the spaceflight environment (e.g. microgravity, low-dose/low-dose-rate radiation, chronic psychological and physiological stress) lead to chronic, systemic increases in ROS. If kept unchecked, this would lead to chronic inflammatory disease."
Damron FH, Napper J, Teter MA, Yu HD.Lipotoxin F of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an AlgU-dependent and alginate-independent outer membrane protein involved in resistance to oxidative stress and adhesion to A549 human lung epithelia.Microbiology. 2009 Apr;155(Pt 4):1028-38.(PIs: F.H. Damron, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; H.D. Yu)
Brown SJ, Mundel T, Barnes M, Brown JA.Indirect measures of human vagal withdrawal during head-up tilt with and without a respiratory acidosis.J Physiol Sci. 2009 Jan;59(1):31-6. Epub 2008 Nov 30.Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Kurushin VA, Ponomareva EV, Ogneva IV, Lipets EN, Shenkman BS.Quantitative evaluation of the relationship between Ca2+ sensitivity and sarcomere length in rat soleus after 14-day hindlimb suspension.Dokl Biol Sci. 2009 Jan-Feb;424(1):29-31.Note: This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2009;424(6):832-5. The first page of the paper may be viewed without charge. Click to the issue and citation.
Shimano MM, Volpon JB.Biomechanics and structural adaptations of the rat femur after hindlimb suspension and treadmill running.Braz J Med Biol Res. 2009 Apr;42(4):330-8.Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Santos A, Bakker AD, Klein-Nulend J.The role of osteocytes in bone mechanotransduction.Osteoporos Int. 2009 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print]Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Gorgiladze GI, Kozyrev SA, Nosovskii AM.Effect of enhanced gravity on the electrophysiological characteristics of statocyst sensory cells in Helix lucorum.Dokl Biol Sci. 2009 Jan-Feb;424(1):10-3.Note: This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2009;424(3):415-8. The first page of the paper may be viewed without charge. Click to the issue and citation.
Ikai A.A review on: Atomic force microscopy applied to nano-mechanics of the cell.Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol. 2009 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]