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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896266/in-vitro-bone-cell-models-impact-of-fluid-shear-stress-on-bone-formation
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REVIEW
Claudia Wittkowske, Gwendolen C Reilly, Damien Lacroix, Cecile M Perrault
This review describes the role of bone cells and their surrounding matrix in maintaining bone strength through the process of bone remodeling. Subsequently, this work focusses on how bone formation is guided by mechanical forces and fluid shear stress in particular. It has been demonstrated that mechanical stimulation is an important regulator of bone metabolism. Shear stress generated by interstitial fluid flow in the lacunar-canalicular network influences maintenance and healing of bone tissue. Fluid flow is primarily caused by compressive loading of bone as a result of physical activity...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885183/-osteoporosis-and-mechano-biosciences
#2
Toshio Matsumoto
Mechanical unloading due to long-term bedrest or microgravity during spaceflight causes a devastating influence on bone. Although bisphosphonates can prevent bone loss and hypercalciuria by mechanical unloading for up to 6 months, the influence of unloading for longer period of time is unknown. This is because mechanical loading is one of the most important stimuli for bone formation. Mechanical stress activates several intracellular signaling pathways. Among them, activation of stress-activated cation channel by fluid shear stress stimulates ERK-CREB signaling to enhance the expression of fos family transcription factors, which stimulates IL-11 expression in osteoblastic cells...
2016: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883068/-cerebellar-contribution-to-visuo-attentional-alpha-rhythm-insights-from-weightlessness
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A M Cebolla, M Petieau, B Dan, L Balazs, J McIntyre, G Cheron
Human brain adaptation in weightlessness follows the necessity to reshape the dynamic integration of the neural information acquired in the new environment. This basic aspect was here studied by the electroencephalogram (EEG) dynamics where oscillatory modulations were measured during a visuo-attentional state preceding a visuo-motor docking task. Astronauts in microgravity conducted the experiment in free-floating aboard the International Space Station, before the space flight and afterwards. We observed stronger power decrease (~ERD: event related desynchronization) of the ~10 Hz oscillation from the occipital-parietal (alpha ERD) to the central areas (mu ERD)...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861601/the-development-of-drosophila-melanogaster-under-different-duration-space-flight-and-subsequent-adaptation-to-earth-gravity
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Irina V Ogneva, Stepan N Belyakin, Svetlana V Sarantseva
In prospective human exploration of outer space, the need to preserve a species over several generations under changed gravity conditions may arise. This paper demonstrates our results in the creation of the third generation of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster (third-stage larvae) during the 44.5-day space flight (Foton-M4 satellite (2014, Russia)), then the fourth generation on Earth and the fifth generation again in conditions of the 12-day space flight (2014, in the Russian Segment of the ISS). The species preserves fertility despite a number of changes in the level of expression and content of cytoskeletal proteins, which are the key components of the cleavage spindle and the contractile ring of cells...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834891/three-dimensional-rotating-wall-vessel-derived-cell-culture-models-for-studying-virus-host-interactions
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REVIEW
Jameson K Gardner, Melissa M Herbst-Kralovetz
The key to better understanding complex virus-host interactions is the utilization of robust three-dimensional (3D) human cell cultures that effectively recapitulate native tissue architecture and model the microenvironment. A lack of physiologically-relevant animal models for many viruses has limited the elucidation of factors that influence viral pathogenesis and of complex host immune mechanisms. Conventional monolayer cell cultures may support viral infection, but are unable to form the tissue structures and complex microenvironments that mimic host physiology and, therefore, limiting their translational utility...
November 9, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831744/simulated-microgravity-increases-myocardial-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-a-deficiency-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Yuan-Ming Lu, Bo Jiao, Jun Lee, Lin Zhang, Zhi-Bin Yu
Gravitation is an important factor in maintaining cardiac contractility. Our study investigated whether simulated microgravity increases myocardial susceptibility to ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Using the Langendorff-perfused heart model with 300 beats/min pacing, 4-week tail suspension (SUS) and control (CON) male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 10 rats/group) were subjected to 60 min of left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) occlusion followed by 120 min of reperfusion. Left ventricular end-systolic pressure (LVESP), left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, and infarct size were assessed...
September 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830189/characterization-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-isolates-from-air-and-surfaces-of-the-international-space-station
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Benjamin P Knox, Adriana Blachowicz, Jonathan M Palmer, Jillian Romsdahl, Anna Huttenlocher, Clay C C Wang, Nancy P Keller, Kasthuri Venkateswaran
One mission of the Microbial Observatory Experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) is to examine the traits and diversity of fungal isolates to gain a better understanding of how fungi may adapt to microgravity environments and how this may affect interactions with humans in a closed habitat. Here, we report an initial characterization of two isolates, ISSFT-021 and IF1SW-F4, of Aspergillus fumigatus collected from the ISS and a comparison to the experimentally established clinical isolates Af293 and CEA10...
September 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821339/experimental-study-of-the-heated-contact-line-region-for-a-pure-fluid-and-binary-fluid-mixture-in-microgravity
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Thao T T Nguyen, Akshay Kundan, Peter C Wayner, Joel L Plawsky, David F Chao, Ronald J Sicker
Understanding the dynamics of phase change heat and mass transfer in the three-phase contact line region is a critical step toward improving the efficiency of phase change processes. Phase change becomes especially complicated when a fluid mixture is used. In this paper, a wickless heat pipe was operated on the International Space Station (ISS) to study the contact line dynamics of a pentane/isohexane mixture. Different interfacial regions were identified, compared, and studied. Using high resolution (50×), interference images, we calculated the curvature gradient of the liquid-vapor interface at the contact line region along the edges of the heat pipe...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817217/spaceflight-induced-changes-in-the-human-proteome
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Alexey S Kononikhin, Natalia L Starodubtseva, Lyudmila Kh Pastushkova, Daria N Kashirina, Kristina Yu Fedorchenko, Alexander G Brhozovsky, Igor A Popov, Irina M Larina, Evgeny N Nikolaev
Spaceflight is one of the most extreme conditions encountered by humans: Individuals are exposed to radiation, microgravity, hypodynamia, and will experience isolation. A better understanding of the molecular processes induced by these factors may allow us to develop personalized countermeasures to minimize risks to astronauts. Areas covered: This review is a summary of literature searches from PubMed, NASA, Roskosmos and the authors' research experiences and opinions. The review covers the available proteomic data on the effects of spaceflight factors on the human body, including both real space missions and ground-based model experiments...
November 21, 2016: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802423/transfection-of-the-ihh-gene-into-rabbit-bmscs-in-a-simulated-microgravity-environment-promotes-chondrogenic-differentisearchation-and-inhibits-cartilage-aging
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Peng-Cheng Liu, Kuan Liu, Jun-Feng Liu, Kuo Xia, Li-Yang Chen, Xing Wu
The effect of overexpressing the Indian hedgehog (IHH) gene on the chondrogenic differentiation of rabbit bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) was investigated in a simulated microgravity environment. An adenovirus plasmid encoding the rabbit IHH gene was constructed in vitro and transfected into rabbit BMSCs. Two large groups were used: conventional cell culture and induction model group and simulated microgravity environment group. Each large group was further divided into blank control group, GFP transfection group, and IHH transfection group...
September 6, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792899/functional-alterations-of-root-meristematic-cells-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-induced-by-a-simulated-microgravity-environment
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Elodie Boucheron-Dubuisson, Ana I Manzano, Isabel Le Disquet, Isabel Matía, Julio Sáez-Vasquez, Jack J W A van Loon, Raúl Herranz, Eugénie Carnero-Diaz, F Javier Medina
Environmental gravity modulates plant growth and development, and these processes are influenced by the balance between cell proliferation and differentiation in meristems. Meristematic cells are characterized by the coordination between cell proliferation and cell growth, that is, by the accurate regulation of cell cycle progression and the optimal production of biomass for the viability of daughter cells after division. Thus, cell growth is correlated with the rate of ribosome biogenesis and protein synthesis...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782613/measurement-of-contact-angles-in-a-simulated-microgravity-environment-generated-by-a-large-gradient-magnetic-field
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Yong-Ming Liu, Rui-Qing Chen, Zi-Qing Wu, Jing Zhu, Jian-Yu Shi, Hui-Meng Lu, Peng Shang, Da-Chuan Yin
The contact angle is an important parameter that is essential for studying interfacial phenomena. The contact angle can be measured using commercially available instruments. However, these well-developed instruments may not function or may be unsuitable for use in some special environments. A simulated microgravity generated by a large gradient magnetic field is such an environment in which the current measurement instruments cannot be installed. To measure the contact angle in this environment, new tools must be designed and manufactured to be compatible with the size and physical environment...
September 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779600/lumbar-spine-paraspinal-muscle-and-intervertebral-disc-height-changes-in-astronauts-after-long-duration-spaceflight-on-the-international-space-station
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D G Chang, R M Healey, A J Snyder, J V Sayson, B R Macias, D G Coughlin, J F Bailey, S E Parazynski, J C Lotz, A R Hargens
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate lumbar paraspinal muscle (PSM) cross-sectional area and intervertebral disc (IVD) height changes induced by a 6-month space mission on the International Space Station (ISS). The long-term objective of this project is to promote spine health and prevent spinal injury during space missions as well as here on Earth. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: NASA crewmembers have a 4.3 times higher risk of herniated IVDs, compared to the general and military aviator populations...
October 25, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776994/combined-effects-of-antiorthostatic-suspension-and-ionizing-radiation-on-the-behaviour-and-neurotransmitters-changes-in-different-brain-structures-of-rats
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V S Kokhan, M I Matveeva, A S Bazyan, V S Kudrin, A Mukhametov, A S Shtemberg
Space flight factors (SFF) significantly affect the operating activity of astronauts during deep space missions. In contrast to an orbital flight, leaving the Earth's magnetic field is fraught with the dangers of exposure to ionizing radiation and more specifically, the high-energy nuclei component of galactic cosmic rays. Microgravity, just another critical non-radiation factor, significantly affects the normal functioning of the CNS. Some morphological structures of the brain, such as the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus, that are rich in monoaminergic and acetylcholinergic neurones, are the most sensitive to the effects of ionizing radiation and non-radiation spaceflight factors (SFF)...
October 21, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744595/simulated-microgravity-inhibits-the-migration-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-remodeling-actin-cytoskeleton-and-increasing-cell-stiffness
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Xinjian Mao, Zhe Chen, Qing Luo, Bingyu Zhang, Guanbin Song
Exposure to microgravity during space flight affects almost all human physiological systems. Migration, proliferation, and differentiation of stem cells are crucial for tissues repair and regeneration. However, the effect of microgravity on the migration potentials of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) is unclear, which are important progenitor and supporting cells. Here, we utilized a clinostat to model simulated microgravity (SMG) and found that SMG obviously inhibited migration of rat BMSCs. We detected significant reorganization of F-actin filaments and increased Young's modulus of BMSCs after exposure to SMG...
December 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739834/density-distribution-of-a-dust-cloud-in-three-dimensional-complex-plasmas
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V N Naumkin, D I Zhukhovitskii, V I Molotkov, A M Lipaev, V E Fortov, H M Thomas, P Huber, G E Morfill
We propose a method of determination of the dust particle spatial distribution in dust clouds that form in three-dimensional (3D) complex plasmas under microgravity conditions. The method utilizes the data obtained during the 3D scanning of a cloud, and it provides reasonably good accuracy. Based on this method, we investigate the particle density in a dust cloud realized in gas discharge plasma in the PK-3 Plus setup onboard the International Space Station. We find that the treated dust clouds are both anisotropic and inhomogeneous...
September 2016: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710941/comparative-analysis-of-anti-polyglutamine-fab-crystals-grown-on-earth-and-in-microgravity
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Gwen E Owens, Danielle M New, Alejandra I Olvera, Julia Ashlyn Manzella, Brittney L Macon, Joshua C Dunn, David A Cooper, Robyn L Rouleau, Daniel S Connor, Pamela J Bjorkman
Huntington's disease is one of nine neurodegenerative diseases caused by a polyglutamine (polyQ)-repeat expansion. An anti-polyQ antigen-binding fragment, MW1 Fab, was crystallized both on Earth and on the International Space Station, a microgravity environment where convection is limited. Once the crystals returned to Earth, the number, size and morphology of all crystals were recorded, and X-ray data were collected from representative crystals. The results generally agreed with previous microgravity crystallization studies...
October 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693609/neural-oscillations-as-a-bridge-between-glutamatergic-system-and-emotional-behaviors-in-simulated-microgravity-induced-mice
#18
Xueliang Shang, Bo Xu, Qun Li, Baohui Zhai, Xiaxia Xu, Tao Zhang
This study aims to investigate if neural oscillations can play a role as a bridge between the alteration of glutamatergic system and emotional behaviors in simulated microgravity (SM) mice. Adult male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into two groups: SM and control groups. The animal model was established by hindlimb unloading (HU). The mice were exposed to HU continued for 14days. Weight and sucrose consumption were measured. The degree of anxious and depressive was evaluated by Open field test and Elevated plus maze test...
September 28, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680492/simulated-microgravity-enhances-oligodendrocyte-mitochondrial-function-and-lipid-metabolism
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Araceli Espinosa-Jeffrey, Kevin Nguyen, Shalini Kumar, Ochiai Toshimasa, Ryuji Hirose, Karen Reue, Laurent Vergnes, Jason Kinchen, Jean de Vellis
The primary energy sources of mammalian cells are proteins, fats, and sugars that are processed by well-known biochemical mechanisms that have been discovered and studied in 1G (terrestrial gravity). Here we sought to determine how simulated microgravity (sim-µG) impacts both energy and lipid metabolism in oligodendrocytes (OLs), the myelin-forming cells in the central nervous system. We report increased mitochondrial respiration and increased glycolysis 24 hr after exposure to sim-µG. Moreover, examination of the secretome after 3 days' exposure of OLs to sim-µG increased the Krebs cycle (Krebs and Weitzman, ) flux in sim-µG...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680313/novel-roles-of-fkbp5-in-muscle-alteration-induced-by-gravity-change-in-mice
#20
Takeshi Shimoide, Naoyuki Kawao, Yukinori Tamura, Hironobu Morita, Hiroshi Kaji
Skeletal muscle hypertrophy and wasting are induced by hypergravity and microgravity, respectively. However, the mechanisms by which gravity change regulates muscle mass still remain unclear. We previously reported that hypergravity increases muscle mass via the vestibular system in mice. In this study, we performed comparative DNA microarray analysis of the soleus muscle from mice kept in 1 or 3 g environments with or without vestibular lesions. Mice were kept in 1 g or 3 g environment for 4 weeks by using a centrifuge 14 days after surgical bilateral vestibular lesions...
October 21, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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