Status Report

NASA Spaceline 21 March 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
April 11, 2008
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  1. Ryoo S, Gupta G, Benjo A, Lim HK, Camara A, Sikka G, Lim HK, Sohi J, Santhanam L, Soucy K, Tuday E, Baraban E, Ilies M, Gerstenblith G, Nyhan D, Shoukas A, Christianson DW, Alp NJ, Champion HC, Huso D, Berkowitz DE.
    Endothelial arginase II. A novel target for the treatment of atherosclerosis.
    Circ Res. 2008 Feb 28; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PIs: A.A. Shoukas, D.E. Berkowitz)
  2. Lim HK, Lim HK, Ryoo S, Benjo A, Shuleri K, Miriel V, Baraban E, Camara A, Soucy K, Nyhan D, Shoukas A, Berkowitz DE.
    Mitochondrial arginase II constrains endothelial NOS-3 activity.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Dec;293(6):H3317-24. Epub 2007 Sep 7.
    (PIs: A.A. Shoukas, D.E. Berkowitz)
  3. Børsheim E, Bui QU, Tissier S, Kobayashi H, Ferrando AA, Wolfe RR.
    Effect of amino acid supplementation on muscle mass, strength and physical function in elderly.
    Clin Nutr. 2008 Feb 20; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: R.R. Wolfe)
  4. Soller BR, Yang Y, Lee SM, Wilson C, Hagan RD.
    Noninvasive determination of exercise-induced hydrodgen ion threshold through direct optical measurement.
    J Appl Physiol. 2008 Mar;104(3):837-44. Epub 2007 Dec 20.
    (PI: B.R. Soller)
  5. Lobascio C, Briccarello M, Destefanis R, Faraud M, Gialanella G, Grossi G, Guarnieri V, Manti L, Pugliese M, Rusek A, Scampoli P, Durante M.
    Accelerator-based tests of radiation shielding properties of materials used in human space infrastructures.
    Health Phys. 2008 Mar;94(3):242-7.
    Exposure to radiation was performed at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven.
  6. Angelaki DE, Cullen KE.
    Vestibular system: The many facets of a multimodal sense.
    Annu Rev Neurosci. 2008 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: D.E. Angelaki)
    This is a comprehensive review of the functioning of the vestibular system. The paper attempts to explain, with simple diagrams, the complex concepts of this field.
  7. Nummela SU, Lovejoy LP, Krauzlis RJ.
    Saccade selection when reward probability is dynamically manipulated using Markov chains.
    Exp Brain Res. 2008 Mar 11; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: R.J. Krauzlis)
  8. Augst A, Marolt D, Freed LE, Vepari C, Meinel L, Farley M, Fajardo R, Patel N, Gray M, Kaplan DL, Vunjak-Novakovic G.
    Effects of chondrogenic and osteogenic regulatory factors on composite constructs grown using human mesenchymal stem cells, silk scaffolds and bioreactors.
    J R Soc Interface. 2008 Jan 29; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: L.E. Freed)
  9. Molas ML, Kiss JZ.
    PKS1 plays a role in red-light-based positive phototropism in roots.
    Plant Cell Environ. 2008 Mar 6; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: J.Z. Kiss)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Laughlin MH, Newcomer SC, Bender SB.
    Importance of hemodynamic forces as signals for exercise-induced changes in endothelial cell phenotype.
    J Appl Physiol. 2008 Mar;104(3):588-600. Epub 2007 Dec 6.
  2. Jans Ø, Tollund C, Bundgaard-Nielsen M, Selmer C, Warberg J, Secher NH.
    Goal-directed fluid therapy: Stroke volume optimisation and cardiac dimensions in supine healthy humans.
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2008 Apr;52(4):536-40.
  3. Harber MP, Crane JD, Douglass MD, Weindel KD, Trappe TA, Trappe SW, Fink WF.
    Resistance exercise reduces muscular substrates in women.
    Int J Sports Med. 2008 Jan 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Nago T, Umezu Y, Shiba N, Matsuse H, Maeda T, Tagawa Y, Nagata K, Basford JR.
    Muscle maintenance by volitional contraction against applied electrical stimulation.
    Kurume Med J. 2007;54(1-2):35-40.
    This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. David V, Guignandon A, Martin A, Malaval L, Lafage-Proust MH, Rattner A, Mann V, Noble B, Jones DB, Vico L.
    Ex vivo bone formation in bovine trabecular bone cultured in a dynamic 3D bioreactor is enhanced by compressive mechanical strain.
    Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 Jan;14(1):117-26.
  6. Tan SD, Bakker AD, Semeins CM, Kuijpers-Jagtman AM, Klein-Nulend J.
    Inhibition of osteocyte apoptosis by fluid flow is mediated by nitric oxide.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Jin XD, Gong L, Guo CL, Hao JF, Wei W, Dai ZY, Li Q.
    Survivin expressions in human hepatoma HepG2 cells exposed to ionizing radiation of different LET.
    Radiat Environ Biophys. 2008 Mar 14; [Epub ahead of print]
    This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  8. Hamada N, Hara T, Omura-Minamisawa M, Funayama T, Sakashita T, Sora S, Yokota Y, Nakano T, Kobayashi Y.
    Energetic heavy ions overcome tumor radioresistance caused by overexpression of Bcl-2.
    Radiother Oncol. 2008 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Rizki A, Weaver VM, Lee SY, Rozenberg GI, Chin K, Myers CA, Bascom JL, Mott JD, Semeiks JR, Grate LR, Mian IS, Borowsky AD, Jensen RA, Idowu MO, Chen F, Chen DJ, Petersen OW, Gray JW, Bissell MJ.
    A human breast cell model of preinvasive to invasive transition.
    Cancer Res. 2008 Mar 1;68(5):1378-87.
    This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  10. Tse YC, Lai CH, Lai SK, Liu JX, Yung KK, Shum DK, Chan YS.
    Developmental expression of NMDA and AMPA receptor subunits in vestibular nuclear neurons that encode gravity-related horizontal orientations.
    J Comp Neurol. 2008 Mar 11;508(2):343-64 [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Marlinski V, McCrea RA.
    Activity of ventro-posterior thalamus neurons during rotation and translation in the horizontal plane in the alert squirrel monkey.
    J Neurophysiol. 2008 Mar 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Lele TP, Thodeti CK, Pendse J, Ingber DE.
    Investigating complexity of protein-protein interactions in focal adhesions.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Funada R, Miura T, Shimizu Y, Kinase T, Nakaba S, Kubo T, Sano Y.
    Gibberellin-induced formation of tension wood in angiosperm trees.
    Planta. 2008 Mar 5; [Epub ahead of print]

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