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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness December 12, 2003

Status Report From: NASA Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR)
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2003

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Schneider SM, Amonette WE, Blazine K, Bentley J, Lee SM, Loehr JA, Moore AD
Jr, Rapley M, Mulder ER, Smith SM.

Training with the International Space Station interim resistive exercise
device.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003 Nov;35(11):1935-45.
(NASA Johnson Space Center/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

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Klerman EB, Adler GK, Jin M, Maliszewski AM, Brown EN.
A statistical model of diurnal variation in human growth hormone.
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Nov;285(5):E1118-26. Epub 2003 Jul 29.
(PI: E.N. Brown/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

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Bailey MR, Khokhlova VA, Sapozhnikov OA, Kargl SG, Crum LA.
Physical mechanisms of the therapeutic effect of ultrasound (a review).
Acoust Phys. 2003 Jul-Aug;49(4):369-88. Review.
(PI: L.A. Crum/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

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Wikramanayake AH, Hong M, Lee PN, Pang K, Byrum CA, Bince JM, Xu R,
Martindale MQ.

An ancient role for nuclear beta-catenin in the evolution of axial polarity and
germ layer segregation.
Nature. 2003 Nov 27;426(6965):446-50.
(PI: M.Q. Martindale/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Note (#5)

From abstract: "These data indicate that mechanical forces are transferred across discrete cytoskeletal elements over long distances through the cytoplasm in the living adherent cell."

Hu S, Chen J, Fabry B, Numaguchi Y, Gouldstone A, Ingber DE, Fredberg JJ, Butler JP, Wang N.
Intracellular stress tomography reveals stress focusing and structural anisotropy in cytoskeleton of living cells.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003 Nov;285(5):C1082-90. Epub 2003 Jul 02.
(PIs: N. Wang and D.E. Ingber/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Pattison JS, Folk LC, Madsen RW, Childs TE, Spangenburg EE, Booth FW.
Expression profiling identifies dysregulation of myosin heavy chains IIb and
IIx during limb immobilization in the soleus muscles of old rats.
J Physiol. 2003 Dec 1;553(Pt 2):357-68. Epub 2003 Sep 08.
(PI: F.W.Booth/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Tou J, Grindeland R, Barrett J, Dalton B, Mandel A, Wade C.
Evaluation of NASA Foodbars as a standard diet for use in short-term rodent
space flight studies.
Nutrition. 2003 Nov;19(11-12):947-54.
(PI: C.E. Wade/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Szewczyk NJ, Kozak E, Conley CA.
Chemically defined medium and Caenorhabditis elegans.
BMC Biotechnol. 2003 Oct 27;3(1):19.
(PI: C.A. Conley/Fundamental Space Biology)

Note (#9)

Reviews plant reproductive development results from various space flight experiments.

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Musgrave ME, Kuang A.
Plant reproductive development during spaceflight.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:1-23. Review.
(PI: M.E. Musgrave/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Ronca AE.

Note (#10)

Reviews space flight effects (STS & Cosmos) on developing mammals.

Mammalian development in space.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:217-51. Review.
(PI: A.E. Ronca/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Dhanasekharan KM, Kokini JL.
Design and scaling of wheat dough extrusion by numerical simulation of flow and heat
transfer.
J Food Eng. 2003 Dec;60(4):421-30.
(PIs: J.L. Kokini and H.W. Janes: NSCORT in Bioregenerative Life Support/Advanced Human Support Technology)

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Bertrand A, Ngo-Muller V, Hentzen D, Concordet JP, Daegelen D, Tuil D.
Muscle electrotransfer as a tool for studying muscle fiber-specific and
nerve-dependent activity of promoters.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003 Nov;285(5):C1071-81. Epub 2003 Jul 02.

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Hyatt JP, Roy RR, Baldwin KM, Edgerton VR.
Nerve activity-independent regulation of skeletal muscle atrophy: role of MyoD
and myogenin in satellite cells and myonuclei.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003 Nov;285(5):C1161-73. Epub 2003 Jul 02.

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Colwell CS, Michel S, Itri J, Rodriguez W, Tam J, Lelievre V, Hu Z, Liu X,
Waschek JA.

Disrupted circadian rhythms in VIP- and PHI-deficient mice.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2003 Nov;285(5):R939-49. Epub 2003 Jul
10.

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Brenner DJ, Doll R, Goodhead DT, Hall EJ, Land CE, Little JB, Lubin JH,
Preston DL, Preston RJ, Puskin JS, Ron E, Sachs RK, Samet JM, Setlow RB, Zaider
M.

Cancer risks attributable to low doses of ionizing radiation: Assessing what we
really know.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Nov 25;100(24):13761-6. Epub 2003 Nov 10.

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Walther I, Cogoli A.
Space Biology Group: basic research, biotechnology, tissue engineering, and
instrument development.
Chimia (Aarau). 2003;57(6):321-4.

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Duque Parra JE.
[The vestibular organ throughout history]
Rev Neurol. 2003 Nov 16-30;37(10):983-4. Spanish.

Note (#18)

Overall volume containing 2 PI papers and 8 papers in this section. Most papers include summaries of flight results.

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Marthy H-J (editor).
Developmental biology in space.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:v-xii, 1-283.

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Ricci C, Boschetti C.

Note (#19)

Discusses planned ISS experiment.

Bdelloid rotifers as model system to study developmental biology in space.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:25-39.

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Marco R, Husson D, Herranz R, Mateos J, Medina FJ.
Drosophila melanogaster and the future of 'evo-devo' biology in space.
Challenges and problems in the path of an eventual colonization project outside
the earth.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:41-81.

Note (#21)

Reports "Astronewt" experiment results from STS-65 and the Space Flyer Unit.

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Izumi-Kurotani A, Kiyomoto M.
Morphogenesis and gravity in a whole amphibian embryo and in isolated
blastomeres of sea urchins.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:83-99.

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Dournon C.

Note (#22)

Summarizes space flight results of experiments with urodele amphibians.

Developmental biology of urodele amphibians in microgravity conditions.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:101-31. Review.

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Horn ER.
The development of gravity sensory systems during periods of altered gravity
dependent sensory input.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:133-71.

Note (#23)

Discusses STS and ISS results.

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Anken RH.
Neurophysiology of developing fish at altered gravity:
background--facts--perspectives.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:173-200. Review.

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Note (#25)

Discusses space flight and parabolic flight results and a possible future ISS experiment.

Ijiri K.
Life-cycle experiments of Medaka fish aboard the International Space Station.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:201-16.

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Brinckmann E.
New facilities and instruments for developmental biology research in space.
Adv Space Biol Med. 2003;9:253-80.

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Kato Y, Mogami Y, Baba SA.
Responses to hypergravity in proliferation of Paramecium tetraurelia.
Zoolog Sci. 2003 Nov;20(11):1373-80.

28
Paul HL, Diller KR.
Comparison of thermal insulation performance of fibrous materials for the
advanced space suit.
J Biomech Eng. 2003 Oct;125(5):639-47.

29
Oishi Y, Taniguchi K, Matsumoto H, Kawano F, Ishihara A, Ohira Y.
Upregulation of HSP72 in reloading rat soleus muscle after prolonged hindlimb
unloading.
Jpn J Physiol. 2003 Aug;53(4):281-6.

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Kenmochi M, Ohashi T, Nishino H, Sato S.
Cortical potentials evoked by horizontal rotatory stimulation: the effects of
angular acceleration.
Acta Otolaryngol. 2003 Oct;123(8):923-7.

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Kahane P, Hoffmann D, Minotti L, Berthoz A.
Reappraisal of the human vestibular cortex by cortical electrical stimulation
study.
Ann Neurol. 2003 Nov;54(5):615-24.

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Adachi T, Sato K, Tomita Y.
Directional dependence of osteoblastic calcium response to mechanical stimuli.
Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2003 Nov;2(2):73-82. Epub 2003 Jul 17.

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D'Antona G, Pellegrino MA, Adami R, Rossi R, Carlizzi CN, Canepari M,
Saltin B, Bottinelli R.

The effect of ageing and immobilization on structure and function of human
skeletal muscle fibres.
J Physiol. 2003 Oct 15;552(Pt 2):499-511.

Note (#34)

From abstract: "Physiological analysis revealed that PCIB inhibited lateral root production, gravitropic response of roots and growth of primary roots."

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Oono Y, Ooura C, Rahman A, Aspuria ET, Hayashi K, Tanaka A, Uchimiya H.
p-Chlorophenoxyisobutyric acid impairs auxin response in Arabidopsis root.
Plant Physiol. 2003 Nov;133(3):1135-47. Epub 2003 Oct 02.

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Note (#35)

BR-deficient mutants show normal gravitropism...

Mussig C, Shin GH, Altmann T.
Brassinosteroids promote root growth in Arabidopsis.
Plant Physiol. 2003 Nov;133(3):1261-71. Epub 2003 Oct 02.

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Schlagheck RA, Trach BL.

Note (#36)

Describes Microgravity Research Program participation in NASA/Mir.

Microgravity research results and experiences from the NASA/MIR space station program.
Acta Astronaut. 2003 Dec;53(12):983-96.

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Spisni E, Bianco MC, Griffoni C, Toni M, D'Angelo R, Santi S, Riccio M,

Note (#37)

Used mild hypergravity conditions.
Tomasi V.
Mechanosensing role of caveolae and caveolar constituents in human endothelial cells.
J Cell Physiol. 2003 Nov;197(2):198-204.

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