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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 7 October 2011 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

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October 7, 2011
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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 7 October 2011 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

Papers deriving from NASA support:

Long RK, Nishida S, Kubota T, Wang Y, Sakata T, Elalieh HZ, Halloran BP, Bikle DD.
Skeletal unloading induced insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) non-responsiveness is not shared by platelet-derived growth factor: The selective role of integrins in IGF-I signaling.
J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
(PIs: D.D. Bikle; R.K. Long, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)

Ware JH, Zhou Z, Romero-Weaver AL, Wan XS, Newberne PM, Kennedy AR.
Effects of selenomethionine in irradiated human thyroid epithelial cells and tumorigenicity studies.
Nutr Cancer. 2011 Oct;63(7):1114-21. Epub 2011 Sep 14.
(PI: A.R. Kennedy)

Young EF, Smilenov LB.
Impedance-based surveillance of transient permeability changes in coronary endothelial monolayers after exposure to ionizing radiation.
Radiat Res. 2011 Oct;176(4):415-24. Epub 2011 Aug 23.
(PI: L.B. Smilenov)

Soucy KG, Lim HK, Kim JH, Oh Y, Attarzadeh DO, Sevinc B, Kuo MM, Shoukas AA, Vazquez ME, Berkowitz DE.
HZE (56)Fe-ion irradiation induces endothelial dysfunction in rat aorta: Role of xanthine oxidase.
Radiat Res. 2011 Oct;176(4):474-85. Epub 2011 Jul 25.
(PIs: A.A. Shoukas, D.E Berkowitz)

Raber J, Rosi S, Chakraborti A, Fishman K, Dayger C, Davis MJ, Villasana L, Fike JR.
Effects of (56)Fe-particle cranial radiation on hippocampus-dependent cognition depend on the salience of the environmental stimuli.
Radiat Res. 2011 Oct;176(4):521-6. Epub 2011 Aug 8.
(PIs: J.R. Fike; G. Nelson/J. Raber/J.R. Fike/NSCOR)
NOTE: This article is featured on the cover of the journal:

Hu S, Pluth JM, Cucinotta FA.
Putative binding modes of Ku70-SAP domain with double strand DNA: A molecular modeling study.
J Mol Model. 2011 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: F.A. Cucinotta)

Baluchamy S, Ravichandran P, Ramesh V, He Z, Zhang Y, Hall JC, Jejelowo O, Gridley DS, Wu H, Ramesh GT.
Reactive oxygen species mediated tissue damage in high energy proton irradiated mouse brain.
Mol Cell Biochem. 2011 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Liao K, Schneider RM, Yaniglos SS, Bertolini G, Glendinning P, Sawyer RN Jr, Reschke M, Leigh RJ.
Visual and vestibular determinants of the translational vestibulo-ocular reflex.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Sep;1233(1):263-70.
NOTE: See citation #21 in the Other section for information about this volume.

Watson AB, Ahumada AJ.
Blur clarified: A review and synthesis of blur discrimination.
J Vis. 2011 Sep 19;11(5). pii: 10. Print 2011.
(PI: A.B. Watson)
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Moore ST, Dilda V, Hakim B, MacDougall HG.
Validation of 24-hour ambulatory gait assessment in Parkinson’s disease with simultaneous video observation.
Biomed Eng Online. 2011 Sep 21;10:82.
(PI: S.T. Moore)
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Phillips AJ, Czeisler CA, Klerman EB.
Revisiting spontaneous internal desynchrony using a quantitative model of sleep physiology.
J Biol Rhythms. 2011 Oct;26(5):441-53.
(PI: A.J. Phillips, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; E.B. Klerman)

Morris CJ, Aeschbach D, Scheer FA.
Circadian system, sleep and endocrinology.
Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2011 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: C.J. Morris, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)

Searles SC, Woolley CM, Petersen RA, Hyman LE, Nielsen-Preiss SM.
Modeled microgravity increases filamentation, biofilm formation, phenotypic switching, and antimicrobial resistance in Candida albicans.
Astrobiology. 2011 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: S.M. Nielsen-Preiss)

Other papers of interest:

Chung KY, Woo SJ, Yi S, Choi GH, Ahn CH, Hur GC, Lim JG, Kim TW.
Diurnal pattern of intraocular pressure is affected by microgravity when measured in space with the pressure phosphene tonometer (PPT).
J Glaucoma. 2011 Oct-Nov;20(8):488-91.
NOTE: ISS results.

Baranov VM.
Physiological analysis of the possible causes of hypoxemia under conditions of weightlessness.
Hum Physiol. 2011 Jul;37(4):455-60.
NOTE: Mir results. This is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2011 Jul-Aug;37(4):72-8:

Yang CB, Wang YC, Gao Y, Geng J, Wu YH, Zhang Y, Shi F, Sun XQ.
Artificial gravity with ergometric exercise preserves the cardiac, but not cerebrovascular, functions during 4 days of head-down bed rest.
Cytokine. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Bed rest study.

Ryan KL, Rickards CA, Hinojosa-Laborde C, Cooke WH, Convertino VA.
Arterial pressure oscillations are not associated with muscle sympathetic nerve activity in individuals exposed to central hypovolaemia.
J Physiol. 2011 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Rokutanda T, Izumiya Y, Miura M, Fukuda S, Shimada K, Izumi Y, Nakamura Y, Araki S, Hanatani S, Matsubara J, Nakamura T, Kataoka K, Yasuda O, Kaikita K,
Sugiyama S, Kim-Mitsuyama S, Yoshikawa J, Fujita M, Yoshiyama M, Ogawa H.
Passive exercise using whole-body periodic acceleration enhances blood supply to ischemic hindlimb.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Clark BC, Manini TM, Hoffman RL, Williams PS, Guiler MK, Knutson MJ, McGlynn ML, Kushnick MR.
Relative safety of 4 weeks of blood flow-restricted resistance exercise in young, healthy adults.
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011 Oct;21(5):653-62. Epub 2010 Mar 11.

Satoh K, Nishiyama Y, Yamazaki T, Sugita T, Tsukii Y, Takatori K, Bennno Y, Makimura K.
Microbe-I: Fungal biota analyses of Japanese Experimental Module KIBO, International Space Station which passed for about 460 days.
Microbiol Immunol. 2011 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: ISS results.

Ogneva IV.
Transversal stiffness and beta-actin and alpha-actinin-4 content of the m. soleus fibers in the conditions of a 3-day reloading after 14-day gravitational unloading.
J Biomed Biotechnol. 2011;2011:393405. Epub 2011 Sep 20.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.

Nicastro H, Zanchi NE, da Luz CR, Lancha Jr AH.
Functional and morphological effects of resistance exercise on disuse-induced skeletal muscle atrophy.
Braz J Med Biol Res. 2011 Sep 23. pii: [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Goodman CA, Frey JW, Mabrey DM, Jacobs BL, Lincoln HC, You JS, Hornberger TA.
The role of skeletal muscle mTOR in the regulation of mechanical load-induced growth.
J Physiol. 2011 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Islamov RR, Rizvanov AA, Tyapkina OV, Shenkman BS, Kozlovskaya IB, Nikolskiy EE, Grigoryev AI.
Genomic study of gene expression in the mouse lumbar spinal cord under the conditions of simulated microgravity.
Dokl Biol Sci. 2011 Jul-Aug;439(1):197-200. Epub 2011 Sep 28.
NOTE: This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2011;439(3):416-20.

Sakai D, Kii I, Nakagawa K, Matsumoto HN, Takahashi M, Yoshida S, Hosoya T, Takakuda K, Kudo A.
Remodeling of actin cytoskeleton in mouse periosteal cells under mechanical loading induces periosteal cell proliferation during bone formation.
PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24847. Epub 2011 Sep 14.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Ausk BJ, Huber P, Poliachik SL, Bain SD, Srinivasan S, Gross TS.
Cortical bone resorption following muscle paralysis is spatially heterogeneous.
Bone. 2012 Jan;50(1):14-22. Epub 2011 Sep 5.

Shao YY, Wang L, Welter JF, Ballock RT.
Primary cilia modulate Ihh signal transduction in response to hydrostatic loading of growth plate chondrocytes.
Bone. 2011 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Tawara H, Masukawa M, Nagamatsu A, Kitajo K, Kumagai H, Yasuda N.
Characteristics of Mg2SiO4:Tb (TLD-MSO-S) relevant for space radiation dosimetry.
Radiat Meas. 2011 Aug;46(8):709-16.
NOTE: Article discusses packages placed on the International Space Station.

Okayasu R.
Repair of DNA damage induced by accelerated heavy ions – A mini review.
Int J Cancer. 2011 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Kundrat P, Friedland W.
Track structure calculations on intracellular targets responsible for signal release in bystander experiments with transfer of irradiated cell-conditioned medium.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Smith RW, Mothersill C, Hinton T, Seymour CB.
Exposure to low level chronic radiation leads to adaptation to a subsequent acute X-ray dose and communication of modified acute X-ray induced bystander signals in medaka (Japanese rice fish, Oryzias latipes).
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Oct;87(10):1011-22. Epub 2011 Sep 23.

Sanz AG, Fuss MC, Munoz A, Blanco F, Limao-Vieira P, Brunger MJ, Buckman SJ, Garcia G.
Modelling low energy electron and positron tracks for biomedical applications.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Mason AJ, Giusti V, Green S, Munck af Rosenschoeld P, Beynon TD, Hopewell JW.
Interaction between the biological effects of high- and low-LET radiation dose components in a mixed field exposure.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Buettner-Ennever J, Buettner U, Carmona S, Daroff R, Ramat S, Rucker J, Zee DS.
Introduction toBasic and Clinical Ocular Motor and Vestibular Research.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Sep;1233(1):ix-xi.
NOTE: This article introduces a volume titled: “Basic and Clinical Ocular Motor and Vestibular Research.” The following citation and citation #8 in the NASA section are from this volume. The Table of Contents is available at:…

Kolesnikova OV, Raphan T, Cohen B, Yakushin SB.
Orientation adaptation of eye movement-related vestibular neurons due to prolonged head tilt.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Sep;1233(1):214-8.

Goodworth AD, Peterka RJ.
Sensorimotor integration for multi-segmental frontal plane balance control in humans.
J Neurophysiol. 2011 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Zago M, La Scaleia B, Miller WL, Lacquaniti F.
Coherence of structural visual cues and pictorial gravity paves the way for interceptive actions.
J Vis. 2011 Sep 19;11(10). pii: 13. Print 2011.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Zago M, La Scaleia B, Miller WL, Lacquaniti F.
Observing human movements helps decoding environmental forces.
Exp Brain Res. 2011 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Scheer FA, Michelson AD, Frelinger AL 3rd, Evoniuk H, Kelly EE, McCarthy M, Doamekpor LA, Barnard MR, Shea SA.
The human endogenous circadian system causes greatest platelet activation during the biological morning independent of behaviors.
PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24549. Epub 2011 Sep 8.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Klinger AL, Pichette B, Sobolewski P, Eckmann DM.
Mechanotransductional basis of endothelial cell response to intravascular bubbles.
Integr Biol (Camb). 2011 Oct 1;3(10):1033-42. Epub 2011 Sep 19.

Bai H, Wolverton C.
Gravitropism in lateral roots of Arabidopsis pgm-1 mutants is indistinguishable from that of wild-type.
Plant Signal Behav. 2011 Oct;6(10):1423-4.

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