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NASA Spaceline 17 April 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

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  1. Zhang R, Behbehani K, Levine BD. Dynamic pressure-flow relationship of the cerebral circulation during acute increase in arterial pressure. J Physiol. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.G. Blomqvist/B.D. Levine)


  2. Holguin N, Muir J, Rubin C, Judex S. Short applications of very low-magnitude vibrations attenuate expansion of the intervertebral disc during extended bed rest. Spine J. 2009 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C. Rubin)


  3. Gridley DS, Rizvi A, Luo-Owen X, Makinde AY, Pecaut MJ. Low dose, low dose rate photon radiation modifies leukocyte distribution and gene expression in CD4(+) T cells. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2009 Mar;50(2):139-50. (PI: D.S. Gridley) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  4. Wang H, Wang Y. Enhancing sensitization of S-phase cells to high-linear energy transfer radiation by inhibition of homologous recombination repair. Cell Cycle. 2009 May 1;8(9):1451-2. (PI: Y. Wang)


  5. Monk TH, Buysse DJ, Begley AE, Billy BD, Fletcher ME. Effects of a two-hour change in bedtime on the sleep of healthy seniors. Chronobiol Int. 2009 Apr;26(3):526-43. (PI: T.H. Monk)


  6. Delandre C, Penabaz TR, Passarelli AL, Chapes SK, Clem RJ. Mutation of juxtamembrane cysteines in the tetraspanin CD81 affects palmitoylation and alters interaction with other proteins at the cell surface. Exp Cell Res. 2009 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes)


  7. Allen J, Bisbee PA, Darnell RL, Kuang A, Levine LH, Musgrave ME, van Loon JJ. Gravity control of growth form in Brassica rapa and Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae): Consequences for secondary metabolism. Am J Bot. 2009 Mar;96(3):652-60. (PI: M.E. Musgrave)


  8. Or D, Tuller M, Jones SB. Liquid behavior in partially saturated porous media under variable gravity. Soil Sci Soc Am J. 2009 Mar-Apr;73(2):341-50. (PIs: G. Bingham, S. Steinberg-Wright) Note: Parabolic flight results.


  9. Rhoderick GC, Thorn WJ, Miller WR, Guenther FR, Gore EJ, Fish TO. Gas standards development in support of NASA's Sensor Calibration Program around the Space Shuttle. Anal Chem. 2009 Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print]




Other papers of interest:



  1. Koelegard R, Mekjavic IB, Eiken O. Increased distensibility in dependent veins following prolonged bedrest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print]


  2. Hoffmann U, Draeger T, Steegmanns A, Koesterer T, Linnarsson D. Influence of combined exercise and gravity transients and apnea on hemodynamics. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.


  3. Kim YS, Bogert LW, Immink RV, Harms MP, Colier WN, van Lieshout JJ. Effects of aging on the cerebrovascular orthostatic response. Neurobiol Aging. 2009 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Nakagawa K, Serrador JM, LaRose SL, Moslehi F, Lipsitz LA, Sorond FA. Autoregulation in the posterior circulation is altered by the metabolic state of the visual cortex. Stroke. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]


  5. Hwee DT, Bodine SC. Age-related deficit in load-induced skeletal muscle growth. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  6. Szczodry M, Zhang J, Lim C, Davitt HL, Yeager T, Fu FH, Wang JH. Treadmill running exercise results in the presence of numerous myofibroblasts in mouse patellar tendons. J Orthop Res. 2009 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]


  7. Romas E. Clinical applications of RANK-ligand inhibition. Intern Med J. 2009 Feb;39(2):110-6.


  8. Ando A, Hagiwara Y, Tsuchiya M, Onoda Y, Suda H, Chimoto E, Itoi E. Increased expression of metalloproteinase-8 and -13 on articular cartilage in a rat immobilized knee model. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2009 Apr;217(4):271-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  9. Merle J, Rougier P, Belaid D, Cantalloube S, Lamotte D. Is early weight bearing resumption beneficial after total hip replacement?. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2009 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  10. Geng W, Hill K, Zerwekh JE, Kohler T, Mueller R, Moe OW. Inhibition of osteoclast formation and function by bicarbonate: Role of soluble adenylyl cyclase. J Cell Physiol. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]


  11. Kozlovskaya IB. [Fundamental and applied objectives of investigations in immersion]. Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;42(5):3-7. Russian. Note: This is the first of 14 articles in this issue dedicated to studying assorted physiological functions under the condition of dry immersion, a simulation of microgravity. The citations and abstracts can be viewed in PubMed.


  12. Barnett-Cowan M, Harris LR. Perceived timing of vestibular stimulation relative to touch, light and sound. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Berger DR, Buelthoff HH. The role of attention on the integration of visual and inertial cues. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  14. Wall C 3rd, Wrisley DM, Statler KD. Vibrotactile tilt feedback improves dynamic gait index: A fall risk indicator in older adults. Gait Posture. 2009 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]


  15. Welch TD, Ting LH. A feedback model explains the differential scaling of human postural responses to perturbation acceleration and velocity. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]


  16. Thodeti CK, Matthews B, Ravi A, Mammoto A, Ghosh K, Bracha AL, Ingber DE. TRPV4 channels mediate cyclic strain-induced endothelial cell reorientation through integrin-to-integrin signaling. Circ Res. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]


  17. Otte LA, Bell KS, Loufrani L, Yeh JC, Melchior B, Dao DN, Stevens HY, White CR, Frangos JA Rapid changes in shear stress induce dissociation of a G{alpha}q/11/PECAM-1 complex. J Physiol. 2009 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]


  18. Lelievre SA. Contributions of extracellular matrix signaling and tissue architecture to nuclear mechanisms and spatial organization of gene expression control. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]


  19. Holland JJ, Roberts D, Liscum E. Understanding phototropism: From Darwin to today. J Exp Bot. 2009 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]


  20. Arnold H, Mueller M, Waldhaus J, Hahn H, Loewenheim H. A novel buoyancy technique optimizes simulated microgravity conditions for whole sensory organ culture in rotating bioreactors. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2009 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]








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