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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 31 July 2009

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2009

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  1. LaFramboise WA, Jayaraman RC, Bombach KL, Ankrapp DP, Krill-Burger JM, Sciulli CM, Petrosko P, Wiseman RW. Acute molecular response of mouse hindlimb muscles to chronic stimulation. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: R.W. Wiseman)


  2. Fritton JC, Emerton KB, Sun H, Kawashima Y, Mejia W, Wu Y, Rosen CJ, Panus D, Bouxsein M, Majeska RJ, Schaffler MB, Yakar S. Growth hormone protects against ovariectomy-induced bone loss in states of low circulating IGF-1. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.B. Schaffler)


  3. Nicks KM, Perrien DS, Akel NS, Suva LJ, Gaddy D. Regulation of osteoblastogenesis and osteoclastogenesis by the other reproductive hormones, activin and inhibin. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2009 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.S. Perrien, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)


  4. Rader AA, Oman CM, Merfeld DM. Motion perception during variable-radius swing motion in darkness. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.M. Merfeld)


  5. Martinelli LK, Russomano T, dos Santos MA, Falcao FP, Bauer ME, Machado A, Sundaresan A. Effect of microgravity on immune cell viability and proliferation: Simulation using 3-D clinostat. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2009 Jul-Aug;28(4):85-90. (PI: A. Sundaresan)


Other papers of interest:

  1. Giger JM, Bodell PW, Zeng M, Baldwin KM, Haddad F. Rapid muscle atrophy response to unloading: Pretranslational processes involving MHC and actin. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]


  2. McCall GE, Haddad F, Roy RR, Zhong H, Edgerton VR, Baldwin KM. Transcriptional regulation of the myosin heavy chain IIB gene in inactive rat soleus. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]


  3. Portugal SJ, Thorpe SK, Green JA, Myatt JP, Butler PJ. Testing the use/disuse hypothesis: Pectoral and leg muscle changes in captive barnacle geese Branta leucopsis during wing moult. J Exp Biol. 2009 Aug;212(Pt 15):2403-10.


  4. Saita Y, Nakamura T, Mizoguchi F, Nakashima K, Hemmi H, Hayata T, Ezura Y, Kurosawa H, Kato S, Noda M. Combinatory effects of androgen receptor deficiency and hind limb unloading on bone. Horm Metab Res. 2009 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]


  5. Qian A, Di S, Gao X, Zhang W, Tian Z, Li J, Hu L, Yang P, Yin D, Shang P. cDNA microarray reveals the alterations of cytoskeleton-related genes in osteoblast under high magneto-gravitational environment. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2009 Jul;41(7):561-77. Note: This article (htm version only) may be obtained online without charge.


  6. Stoermann Chopard C, Jaeger P. [Is kidney stone a bone disease?] Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Jun 10;5(207):1314-7. French.


  7. Ferrari S. [Bone remodeling: New therapeutic approaches] Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Jun 10;5(207):1325-8. French.


  8. Tahvanainen A, Leskinen M, Koskela J, Ilveskoski E, Nordhausen K, Oja H, Kähönen M, Kööbi T, Mustonen J, Pörsti I. Ageing and cardiovascular responses to head-up tilt in healthy subjects. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]


  9. Booth FW, Zwetsloot KA. Basic concepts about genes, inactivity and aging. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2009 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]


  10. Graf J, Mentzelopoulos SD, Adams AB, Zhang J, Tashjian JH, Marini JJ. Semi-quantitative tracking of intra-airway fluids by computed tomography. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2009 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]


  11. Monzen S, Takahashi K, Yoshino H, Kasai-Eguchi K, Abe Y, Maruyama A, Itoh K, Kashiwakura I. Heavy ion beam irradiation regulates the mRNA expression in megakaryocytopoiesis from human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2009 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  12. Haley B, Paunesku T, Protic M, Woloschak GE. Response of heterogeneous ribonuclear proteins (hnRNP) to ionising radiation and their involvement in DNA damage repair. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Aug;85(8):643-55. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  13. Summerer L, Izzo D, Rossini L. Preface: Why the BMI "Renaissance" could affect the future of space exploration. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2009;86:xvii-xxiii. Note: This is the preface to a volume focused on the brain-machine interface, particularly as it may apply to space exploration. This evolved out of work done by the Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency. Chapters 13-16, which focus on space, are listed below. The Table of Contents of Volume 86 can be found at this link.


  14. Cheron G, Cebolla AM, Petieau M, Bengoetxea A, Palmero-Soler E, Leroy A, Dan B. Chapter 13: Adaptive changes of rhythmic EEG oscillations in space: Implications for brain-machine interface applications. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2009;86:171-87. Note: ISS results.


  15. Millàn J del R, Ferrez PW, Seidl T. Chapter 14: Validation of brain-machine interfaces during parabolic flight. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2009;86:189-97. Note: Parabolic flight results.


  16. Citi L, Tonet O, Marinelli M. Chapter 15: Matching brain-machine interface performance to space applications. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2009;86:199-212.


  17. Summerer L, Izzo D, Rossini L. Chapter 16: Brain-machine interfaces for space applications — research, technological development, and opportunities. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2009;86:213-23.


  18. Keshner EA, Kenyon RV. Postural and spatial orientation driven by virtual reality. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;145:209-28.


  19. Li X, Liu CT, Zhou H. The influence of leptin on the activity of lung lymphocytes under simulated microgravity. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]


  20. Takeda M, Magaki T, Okazaki T, Kawahara Y, Manabe T, Yuge L, Kurisu K. Effects of simulated microgravity on proliferation and chemosensitivity in malignant glioma cells. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]


  21. Wang J, Zhang J, Bai S, Wang G, Mu L, Sun B, Wang D, Kong Q, Liu Y, Yao X, Xu Y, Li H. Simulated microgravity promotes cellular senescence via oxidant stress in rat PC12 cells. Neurochem Int. 2009 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]


  22. Kawahara Y, Manabe T, Matsumoto M, Kajiume T, Matsumoto M, Yuge L. LIF-free embryonic stem cell culture in simulated microgravity. PLoS One. 2009 Jul 23;4(7):e6343. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  23. Liedert A, Kassem M, Claes L, Ignatius A. Mechanosensitive promoter region in the human HB-GAM gene. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]


  24. Long L, Ou X, Liu J, Lin X, Sheng L, Liu B. The spaceflight environment can induce transpositional activation of multiple endogenous transposable elements in a genotype-dependent manner in rice. J Plant Physiol. 2009 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Results deriving from Chinese Long March-2 flight in 2004.





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