Status Report

NASA Spaceline 6 March 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
May 28, 2009
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  1. Guinet P, Schneider SM, Macias BR, Watenpaugh DE, Hughson RL, Le Traon AP, Bansard JY, Hargens AR. WISE-2005: Effect of aerobic and resistive exercises on orthostatic tolerance during 60 days bed rest in women. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.R. Hargens) Note: WISE-2005 bed rest study. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Williams ES, Klingler R, Ponnaiya B, Hardt T, Schrock E, Lees-Miller SP, Meek K, Ullrich RL, Bailey SM. Telomere dysfunction and DNA-PKcs deficiency: Characterization and consequence. Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 1;69(5):2100-7. Epub 2009 Feb 24. (PI: S.M. Bailey)
  3. Kondo H, Searby ND, Mojarrab R, Phillips J, Alwood J, Yumoto K, Almeida EA, Limoli CL, Globus RK. Total-body irradiation of postpubertal mice with 137Cs acutely compromises the microarchitecture of cancellous bone and increases osteoclasts. Radiat Res. 2009 Mar;171(3):283-9. (PI: R.K. Globus)
  4. Fakir H, Hofmann W, Tan WY, Sachs RK. Triggering-response model for radiation-induced bystander effects. Radiat Res. 2009 Mar;171(3):320-31. (PI: L. Hlatky/R.K. Sachs/NSCOR)
  5. Brady RA, Peters BT, Bloomberg JJ. Strategies of healthy adults walking on a laterally oscillating treadmill. Gait Posture. 2009 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.J. Bloomberg)
  6. Coleman CB, Allen PL, Rupert M, Goulart C, Hoehn A, Stodieck LS, Hammond TG. Novel Sfp1 transcriptional regulation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene expression changes during spaceflight. Astrobiology. 2008 Dec;8(6):1071-8. (PI: T.G. Hammond) Note: STS-115 results.
  7. Han X, Qiu L, Zhang Y, Kong Q, Wang H, Wang H, Li H, Duan C, Wang Y, Song Y, Wang C. Transplantation of Sertoli-islet cell aggregates formed by microgravity: Prolonged survival in diabetic rats. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2009 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P.I. Lelkes)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Fu Q, Okazaki K, Shibata S, Shook RP, Vangunday TB, Galbreath MM, Reelick MF, Levine BD. Menstrual cycle effects on sympathetic neural responses to upright tilt. J Physiol. 2009 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Divasta AD, Feldman HA, Quach AE, Balestrino M, Gordon CM. The effect of bed rest on bone turnover in young women hospitalized for anorexia nervosa: A pilot study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. McNamara LM, Majeska RJ, Weinbaum S, Friedrich V, Schaffler MB. Attachment of osteocyte cell processes to the bone matrix. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2009 Mar;292(3):355-63.
  4. Sun LW, Beller G, Felsenberg D. Quantification of bone mineral density precision according to repositioning errors in peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) at the radius and tibia. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2009 Jan-Mar;9(1):18-24. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Zeman RJ, Zhao J, Zhang Y, Zhao W, Wen X, Wu Y, Pan J, Bauman WA, Cardozo C. Differential skeletal muscle gene expression after upper or lower motor neuron transection. Pflugers Arch. 2009 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Housman SJ, Scott KM, Reinkensmeyer DJ. A randomized controlled trial of gravity-supported, computer-enhanced arm exercise for individuals with severe hemiparesis. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Ruehm W, Mares V, Pioch C, Weitzenegger E, Vockenroth R, Paretzke HG. Measurements of secondary neutrons from cosmic radiation with a Bonner sphere spectrometer at 79 degrees N. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2009 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Carbone MC, Pinto M, Antonelli F, Amicarelli F, Balata M, Belli M, Conti Devirgiliis L, Ioannucci L, Nisi S, Sapora O, Satta L, Simone G, Sorrentino E, Tabocchini MA. The Cosmic Silence experiment: On the putative adaptive role of environmental ionizing radiation. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2009 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Frankenberg-Schwager M, Gebauer A, Koppe C, Wolf H, Pralle E, Frankenberg D. Single-strand annealing, conservative homologous recombination, nonhomologous DNA end joining, and the cell cycle-dependent repair of DNA double-strand breaks induced by sparsely or densely ionizing radiation. Radiat Res. 2009 Mar;171(3):265-73.
  10. Tanaka K, Kohda A, Satoh K, Toyokawa T, Ichinohe K, Ohtaki M, Oghiso Y. Dose-rate effectiveness for unstable-type chromosome aberrations detected in mice after continuous irradiation with low-dose-rate gamma rays. Radiat Res. 2009 Mar;171(3):290-301.
  11. Sieber F, Muir SA, Cohen EP, North PE, Fish BL, Irving AA, Maeder M, Moulder JE. High-dose selenium for the mitigation of radiation injury: A pilot study in a rat model. Radiat Res. 2009 Mar;171(3):368-73.
  12. Suzuki M, Sakashita T, Yanase S, Kikuchi M, Ohba H, Higashitani A, Hamada N, Funayama T, Fukamoto K, Tsuji T, Kobayashi Y. Effects of ionizing radiation on locomotory behavior and mechanosensation in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2009 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  13. Chen C, Lee JY, Horng RF, Lou SZ, Su FC. Development of a three-degrees-of-freedom moveable platform for providing postural perturbations. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2009 Jan;223(1):87-97.
  14. Martini M, Canella R, Leparulo A, Prigioni I, Fesce RG, Rossi ML. Ionic currents in hair cells dissociated from frog semicircular canals after preconditioning under micro-gravity conditions. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Mammoto A, Connor KM, Mammoto T, Yung CW, Huh D, Aderman CM, Mostoslavsky G, Smith LE, Ingber DE. A mechanosensitive transcriptional mechanism that controls angiogenesis. Nature. 2009 Feb 26;457(7233):1103-8. Note: An Editor’s Summary also describes the research.
  16. Kisiday J, Frisbie DD, McIlwraith W, Grodzinsky A. Dynamic compression stimulates proteoglycan synthesis by mesenchymal stem cells in the absence of chondrogenic cytokines. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Schulze C, Mueller K, Kaes JA, Gerdelmann JC. Compaction of cell shape occurs before decrease of elasticity in CHO-K1 cells treated with actin cytoskeleton disrupting drug cytochalasin D. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2009 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Perbal G. From ROOTS to GRAVI-1: Twenty five years for understanding how plants sense gravity. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):3-10. Note: This issue of the journal Microgravity Science and Technology derives from the European Low Gravity Research Association’s biennial symposium “From Galileo to Low Gravity,” held in Florence, Italy in September 2007. The issue included 34 papers and a Foreword. Nineteen of the papers are in the physical sciences and are not included here in this list. The abstracts can be viewed via the table of contents, available at the publisher’s site.

    Springer assumed publication of this journal in 2008, making it more widely available.

  19. Schlacht IL, Brambillasca S, Birke H. Color perception in microgravity conditions: The results of CROMOS parabolic flight experiment. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):21-30. Note: Parabolic flight results.
  20. Morbidelli L, Marziliano N, Basile V, Pezzatini S, Romano G, Conti A, Monici M. Effect of hypergravity on endothelial cell function and gene expression. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):135-40.
  21. Mariotti M, Maier JA. Human micro- and macrovascular endothelial cells exposed to simulated microgravity upregulate hsp70. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):141-4.
  22. Bellik L, Parenti A, Ledda F, Basile V, Romano G, Fusi F, Monici M. Hypergravity effects on dendritic cells and vascular wall interactions. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):145-50.
  23. Basile V, Romano G, Fusi F, Monici M. Comparison between the effects of hypergravity and photomechanical stress on cells producing ECM. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):151-7.
  24. van Loon JJ. Mechanomics and physicomics in gravisensing. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):159-67. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  25. Matia I, van Loon JW, Carnero-Diaz E, Marco R, Medina FJ. Seed germination and seedling growth under simulated microgravity causes alterations in plant cell proliferation and ribosome biogenesis. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):169-74.
  26. Kozeko L, Kordyum E. Effect of hypergravity on the level of heat shock proteins 70 and 90 in pea seedlings. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):175-8.
  27. Sobol M, Kordyum E. Distribution of calcium ions in cells of the root distal elongation zone under clinorotation. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):179-85.
  28. Kalinina I, Shevchenko G, Kordyum E. Tubulin cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis thaliana root cells under clinorotation. Microgravity Sci Technol. 2009 Jan;21(1-2):187-90.
  29. Barjaktarovic

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