Status Report

NASA Spaceline 6 February 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
March 13, 2009
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  1. Almog N, Ma L, Raychowdhury R, Schwager C, Erber R, Short S, Hlatky L, Vajkoczy P, Huber PE, Folkman J, Abdollahi A.
    Transcriptional switch of dormant tumors to fast-growing angiogenic phenotype.
    Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 1;69(3):836-44. Epub 2009 Jan 27.
    (PI: L. Hlatky/P.E. Huber/J. Folkman/NSCOR)
    This paper is featured on the cover of the journal and is discussed in the cover caption.
  2. Mao XW, Crapo JD, Mekonnen T, Lindsey N, Martinez P, Gridley DS, Slater JM.
    Radioprotective effect of a metalloporphyrin compound in rat eye model.
    Curr Eye Res. 2009 Jan;34(1):62-72.
    (PI: J.O. Archambeau)
  3. Siegel JA, Benice TS, Van Meer P, Park BS, Raber J.
    Acetylcholine receptor and behavioral deficits in mice lacking apolipoprotein E.
    Neurobiol Aging. 2009 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: J. Raber)
  4. Alenghat FJ, Tytell JD, Thodeti CK, Derrien A, Ingber DE.
    Mechanical control of cAMP signaling through integrins is mediated by the heterotrimeric Galphas protein.
    J Cell Biochem. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: D.E. Ingber)
  5. Damron FH, Qiu D, Yu HD.
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa sensor kinase KinB negatively controls alginate production through AlgW-dependent MucA proteolysis.
    J Bacteriol. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
    (PIs: F.H. Damron, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; H.D. Yu)
  6. He C, Davies FT Jr, Lacey RE.
    Ethylene reduces gas exchange and growth of lettuce plants under hypobaric and normal atmospheric conditions.
    Physiol Plant. 2009 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
    (PIs: F.T. Davies Jr., R.E. Lacey)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Vein AA, Koppen H, Haan J, Terwindt GM, Ferrari MD.
    Space headache: A new secondary headache.
    Cephalalgia. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
    Space flight results.
  2. Momen A, Mascarenhas V, Gahremanpour A, Gao Z, Moradkhan R, Kunselman A, Boehmer JP, Sinoway LI, Leuenberger UA.
    Coronary blood flow responses to physiological stress in humans.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Carter JR, Ray CA.
    Sympathetic neural responses to mental stress: Responders, nonresponders and sex differences.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Olatunji LA, Soladoye AO.
    Effects of chronic administration of vitamin E on haemodynamic responses to postural stress or cold pressor test in apparently healthy young men.
    Niger Postgrad Med J. 2008 Dec;15(4):225-8.
  5. Cinamon U, Russo E, Levy D.
    Middle ear pressure change as a function of body position.
    Laryngoscope. 2009 Feb;119(2):347-50.
  6. Rittweger J, Simunic B, Bilancio G, Gaspare De Santo N, Cirillo M, Biolo G, Pisot R, Eiken O, Mekjavic IB, Narici M.
    Bone loss in the lower leg during 35 days of bed rest is predominantly from the cortical compartment.
    Bone. 2009 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Van den Wyngaert T, Huizing MT, Fossion E, Vermorken JB.
    Bisphosphonates in oncology: Rising stars or fallen heroes.
    Oncologist. 2009 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]
    This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Arnsdorf EJ, Tummala P, Kwon RY, Jacobs CR.
    Mechanically induced osteogenic differentiation – The role of RhoA, ROCKII and cytoskeletal dynamics.
    J Cell Sci. 2009 Feb 15;122(Pt 4):546-53. Epub 2009 Jan 27.
    This article by former PI Christopher Jacobs is described in an “In this issue” summary, “Osteogenesis goes with the flow.”
  9. Hayward LN, Morgan EF.
    Assessment of a mechano-regulation theory of skeletal tissue differentiation in an in vivo model of mechanically induced cartilage formation.
    Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2009 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Kim HJ, Zhang K, Zhang L, Ross FP, Teitelbaum SL, Faccio R.
    The Src family kinase, Lyn, suppresses osteoclastogenesis in vitro and in vivo.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Shenkman BS, Nemirovskaya TL.
    Calcium-dependent signaling mechanisms and soleus fiber remodeling under gravitational unloading.
    J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2009 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Melnyk JA, Rogers MA, Hurley BF.
    Effects of strength training and detraining on regional muscle in young and older men and women.
    Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Zorbas YG, Kakuris KK, Federenko YF, Deogenov VA.
    Inability of healthy subjects to deposit potassium during hypokinesia and potassium supplementation.
    Clin Invest Med. 2009 Feb 1;32(1):E34-42.
    This article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Yoder RM, Taube JS.
    Head direction cell activity in mice: Robust directional signal depends on intact otolith organs.
    J Neurosci. 2009 Jan 28;29(4):1061-76.
  15. Blood AJ.
    New hypotheses about postural control support the notion that all dystonias are manifestations of excessive brain postural function.
    Biosci Hypotheses. 2008;1(1):14-25.
    This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  16. Le Maitre CL, Frain J, Millward-Sadler J, Fotheringham AP, Freemont AJ, Hoyland JA.
    Altered integrin mechanotransduction in human nucleus pulposus cells derived from degenerated discs.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jan 29;60(2):460-69. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Zourelidou M, Müller I, Willige BC, Nill C, Jikumaru Y, Li H, Schwechheimer C.
    The polarly localized D6 protein kinase is required for efficient auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Development. 2009 Feb;136(4):627-36.
  18. Krause M, Bräucker R.
    Gravitaxis of Bursaria truncatella: Electrophysiological and behavioural analyses of a large ciliate cell.
    Eur J Protistol. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]

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