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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness November 6, 2009

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009


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  1. Zwart SR, Pierson D, Mehta S, Gonda S, Smith SM. Capacity of omega-3 fatty acids or eicosapentaenoic acid to counteract weightlessness-induced bone loss by inhibiting NF-kappaB activation: From cells to bed rest to astronauts. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.M. Smith) Note: Results of Rotary Cell Culture System, bed rest, short-duration space flight (4 Shuttle missions), and long-duration space flight (ISS) experiments.


  2. Kondo H, Yumoto K, Alwood J, Mojarrab R, Wang A, Almeida EA, Searby ND, Limoli CL, Globus R. Oxidative stress and gamma radiation-induced cancellous bone loss with musculoskeletal disuse. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: C.L. Limoli, R. Globus)


  3. Wilbur JC, Phillips SD, Donoghue TG, Alvarenga DA, Knaus DA, Magari PJ, Buckey JC. Signals consistent with microbubbles detected in legs of normal human subjects after exercise. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.C. Buckey)


  4. Crucian B, Sams C. Immune system dysregulation during spaceflight: Clinical risk for exploration-class missions. J Leukoc Biol. 2009 Nov;86(5):1017-8. Note: This is a comment on a paper that was published in this same issue and that appeared in the August 28 Current Awareness list as an epub. An Apollo 11 picture appears on the journal cover.


  5. Bessonova OV, Khokhlova VA, Bailey MR, Canney MS, Crum LA. Focusing of high power ultrasound beams and limiting values of shock wave parameters. Acoust Phys. 2009 Oct;55(4-5):463-73. (PI: L.A. Crum) Note: This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Akusticheskii Zhurnal. 2009;55(4-5):445-56.


  6. Kronenberg A, Gauny S, Kwoh E, Connolly L, Dan C, Lasarev M, Turker MS. Comparative analysis of cell killing and autosomal mutation in mouse kidney epithelium exposed to 1 GeV/nucleon iron ions in vitro or in situ. Radiat Res. 2009 Nov;172(5):550-7. (PI: A. Kronenberg)


  7. Turker MS, Connolly L, Dan C, Lasarev M, Gauny S, Kwoh E, Kronenberg A. Comparison of autosomal mutations in mouse kidney epithelial cells exposed to iron ions in situ or in culture. Radiat Res. 2009 Nov;172(5):558-66. (PI: A. Kronenberg)


  8. Zhang Q, Hu JZ, Rommereim DN, Murphy MK, Phipps RP, Huso DL, Dicello JF. Application of high-resolution 1H MAS NMR spectroscopy to the analysis of intact bones from mice exposed to gamma radiation. Radiat Res. 2009 Nov;172(5):607-16. (PI: JZ Hu) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  9. Maule J, Wainwright N, Steele A, Monaco L, Morris H, Gunter D, Damon M, Wells M. Rapid culture-independent microbial analysis aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Astrobiology. 2009 Oct;9(8):759-75. Note: ISS results.


  10. Matia I, Gonzalez-Camacho F, Herranz R, Kiss JZ, Gasset G, van Loon JJ, Marco R, Javier Medina F. Plant cell proliferation and growth are altered by microgravity conditions in spaceflight. J Plant Physiol. 2009 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.Z. Kiss) Note: ISS, STS-84 results.


Other papers of interest:

  1. van Duijnhoven NT, Thijssen DH, Green DJ, Felsenberg D, Belavy DL, Hopman MT. Resistive exercise versus resistive vibration exercise to counteract vascular adaptations to bed rest. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Second Berlin Bed Rest Study.


  2. Agarwal R. Regulation of circadian blood pressure: From mice to astronauts. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2009 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]


  3. Sanchez-Crespo A, Hallberg J, Lundberg JO, Lindahl SG, Jacobsson H, Weitzberg E, Nyren S. Nasal nitric oxide and regulation of human pulmonary blood flow in the upright position. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Fan CW, Kenny RA. Intolerance to initial orthostasis relates to systolic BP changes in elders. Clin Auton Res. 2009 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]


  5. Howle LE, Weber PW, Vann RD. A computationally advantageous system for fitting probabilistic decompression models to empirical data. Comput Biol Med. 2009 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]


  6. Senf SM, Dodd SL, Judge AR. FOXO signaling is required for disuse muscle atrophy and is directly regulated by Hsp70. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]


  7. Delmonico MJ, Harris TB, Visser M, Park SW, Conroy MB, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Boudreau R, Manini TM, Nevitt M, Newman AB, Goodpaster BH. Longitudinal study of muscle strength, quality, and adipose tissue infiltration. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]


  8. Poliachik SL, Bain SD, Threet D, Huber P, Gross TS. Transient muscle paralysis disrupts bone homeostasis by rapid degradation of bone morphology. Bone. 2009 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]


  9. Manske SL, Boyd SK, Zernicke RF. Muscle and bone follow similar temporal patterns of recovery from muscle-induced disuse due to botulinum toxin injection. Bone. 2009 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]


  10. Friedl G, Windhager R, Schmidt H, Aigner R. The osteogenic response of undifferentiated human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to mechanical strain is inversely related to body mass index of the donor. Acta Orthop. 2009 Aug;80(4):491-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  11. Zaman G, Saxon LK, Sunters A, Hilton H, Underhill P, Williams D, Price JS, Lanyon LE. Loading-related regulation of gene expression in bone in the contexts of estrogen deficiency, lack of estrogen receptor alpha and disuse. Bone. 2009 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]


  12. Beck TW, Housh TJ, Fry AC, Cramer JT, Weir JP, Schilling BK, Falvo MJ, Moore CA. An examination of the relationships among myosin heavy chain isoform content, isometric strength, and mechanomyographic median frequency. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Ugenskiene R, Prise K, Folkard M, Lekki J, Stachura Z, Zazula M, Stachura J. Dose response and kinetics of foci disappearance following exposure to high- and low-LET ionizing radiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Oct;85(10):872-82.


  14. Chen YC, Duann JR, Chuang SW, Lin CL, Ko LW, Jung TP, Lin CT. Spatial and temporal EEG dynamics of motion sickness. Neuroimage. 2009 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]


  15. Frigo C, Pavan EE, Brunner R. A dynamic model of quadriceps and hamstrings function. Gait Posture. 2009 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  16. Ngu H, Feng Y, Lu L, Oswald SJ, Longmore GD, Yin FC. Effect of focal adhesion proteins on endothelial cell adhesion, motility and orientation response to cyclic strain. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]


  17. Olsson-Francis K, Cockell CS. Experimental methods for studying microbial survival in extraterrestrial environments. J Microbiol Methods. 2009 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]

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