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NASA Spaceline January 9, 2004 Current Awareness

Status Report From: NASA Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR)
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2004

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Smith SM, Davis-Street JE, Fesperman JV, Calkins DS, Bawa M, Macias BR,
Meyer RS, Hargens AR.

Evaluation of treadmill exercise in a lower body negative pressure chamber as a
countermeasure for weightlessness-induced bone loss: a bed rest study with
identical twins.
J Bone Miner Res. 2003 Dec;18(12):2223-30.
(PI: A.R. Hargens/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

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Note (#2)

(from the article introduction): "Before sending out astronauts on an interplanetary mission, we need to investigate how the conditions in space affect human health. The International Space Station is therefore of huge importance to ensure the health of a spaceship crew travelling to other planets"

Setlow RB.
The hazards of space travel.
EMBO Rep. 2003 Nov;4(11):1013-6.
(PI: R.B. Setlow/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

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Rovner A, Smith R, Greenberg NL, Tuzcu EM, Smedira N, Lever HM, Thomas JD, Garcia MJ.
Improvement in diastolic intraventricular pressure gradients in patients with
HOCM after ethanol septal reduction.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Dec;285(6):H2492-9. Epub 2003 Aug 21.
(PI: J.D. Thomas/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

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McNally JS, Davis ME, Giddens DP, Saha A, Hwang J, Dikalov S, Jo H,
Harrison DG.

Role of xanthine oxidoreductase and NAD(P)H oxidase in endothelial superoxide
production in response to oscillatory shear stress.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Dec;285(6):H2290-7. Epub 2003 Sep 04.
(PI: H. Jo/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Blancaflor EB, Masson PH.
Update on tropisms. Plant gravitropism. Unraveling the ups and downs of a complex process.
Plant Physiol. 2003 Dec;133(4):1677-90.
(PIs: E.B. Blancaflor and P.H. Masson/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Note (#6)

This issue contains 8 PI papers and 7 papers of interest from the 2002 COSPAR meeting

Kiss JZ, Kern VD. Editors.
Space life sciences: gravity-related processes in plants.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2179-289.
(PI: J.Z. Kiss/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Massa GD, Gilroy S.
Touch and gravitropic set-point angle interact to modulate gravitropic growth
in roots.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2195-202.
(PI: S. Gilroy/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Correll MJ, Coveney KM, Raines SV, Mullen JL, Hangarter RP, Kiss JZ.
Phytochromes play a role in phototropism and gravitropism in Arabidopsis roots.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2203-10.
(PI: J.Z. Kiss/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Kuznetsov OA, Hasenstein KH.
Oxygen requirement of germinating flax seeds.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2211-4.
(PI: K.H. Hasenstein/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Blancaflor EB, Hou GC, Mohamalawari DR.
The promotive effect of latrunculin B on maize root gravitropism is
concentration dependent.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2215-20.
(PI: E.B. Blancaflor/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Scherp P, Hasenstein KH.
Microinjection--a tool to study gravitropism.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2221-7.
(PI: K.H. Hasenstein/Fundamental Space Biology)

12
Mullen JL, Hangarter RP.
Genetic analysis of the gravitropic set-point angle in lateral roots of
Arabidopsis.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2229-36.
(PI: J.Z. Kiss/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Note (#13)

STS-101 results

Levine HG, Anderson K, Boody A, Cox D, Kuznetsov OA, Hasenstein KH.
Germination and elongation of flax in microgravity.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2261-8.
(PIs: H.G. Levine/Advanced Human Support Technology and K.H. Hasenstein/Fundamental Space Biology)

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Note (#14)

STS-87 results

Klymchuk DO, Kordyum EL, Vorobyova TV, Chapman DK, Brown CS.
Changes in vacuolation in the root apex cells of soybean seedlings in
microgravity.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2283-8.
(PI: C.S. Brown/Fundamental Space Biology)

15
Norikane JH, Tynes GK, Levine HG.
Determining the extractable water limit for wheat in a substrate-based media
designed for space flight applications.
Appl Eng Agric. 2003 Sep;19(5):565-9.
(PI: H.G. Levine/Advanced Human Support Technology)

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Note (#16)

Update on 2003 space life sciences activities.

Martin-Brennan C, Joshi J.
Life sciences.
Aerosp Am. 2003 Dec;41(12):86-7. News.

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Hader DP, Lebert M, Richter P, Ntefidou M.
Gravitaxis and graviperception in flagellates.

Note (#17)

Includes results from sounding rockets, parabolic flights, and STS-65.

Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2181-6.

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Yoshioka R, Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Takeba G, Hoson T.
Hypergravity-induced changes in gene expression in Arabidopsis hypocotyls.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2187-93.

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Note (#19)

ISS results.

Link BM, Durst SJ, Zhou W, Stankovic B.
Seed-to-seed growth of Arabidopsis thaliana on the International Space Station.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2237-43.

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Nedukha OM, Schnyukova EI, Leach JE.
High phosphorylase activity is correlated with increased potato minituber
formation and starch content during extended clinorotation.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2245-51.

21
Popova AF.
Comparative characteristic of mitochondria ultrastructural organization in
Chlorella cells under altered gravity conditions.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2253-9.

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Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Kamisaka S, Hoson T.
Growth restoration in azuki bean and maize seedlings by removal of hypergravity
stimuli.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2269-74.

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Note (#23)

Includes Bion 11 results.

Gaina V, Svegzdiene D, Rakleviciene D, Koryzniene D, Staneviciene R,
Laurinavicius R.

Kinetics of amyloplast movement in cress root statocytes under different
gravitational loads.
Adv Space Res. 2003;31(10):2275-81.

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Wuerzner G, Chiclero A, Maillard M, Nussberger J, Brunner HR, Burnier M.
Angiotensin II receptor blockade prevents acute renal sodium retention induced
by low levels of orthostatic stress.
Kidney Int. 2004 Jan;65(1):238-44.

25
Shirasawa Y, Benoit JN.
Stretch-induced calcium sensitization of rat lymphatic smooth muscle.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Dec;285(6):H2573-7. Epub 2003 Aug 28.

26
Stewart JM, Medow MS, Montgomery LD.
Local vascular responses affecting blood flow in postural tachycardia syndrome.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Dec;285(6):H2749-56. Epub 2003 Aug 14.

27
Yue MX, Zou DW, Zhang J, Liu ZG, Cui SJ, Fang WW, Zhou XF, Gao TS, Hua N.
[Measure on medical care and rescue for the first Chinese astronaut during
manned space flight]
Zhongguo Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2003 Dec;15(12):710-4. Chinese.

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Rubin C, Pope M, Chris Fritton J, Magnusson M, Hansson T, McLeod K.
Transmissibility of 15-hertz to 35-hertz vibrations to the human hip and lumbar
spine: determining the physiologic feasibility of delivering low-level anabolic
mechanical stimuli to skeletal regions at greatest risk of fracture because of
osteoporosis.
Spine. 2003 Dec 1;28(23):2621-7.

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Silha JV, Mishra S, Rosen CJ, Beamer WG, Turner RT, Powell DR, Murphy LJ.
Perturbations in bone formation and resorption in insulin-like growth factor
binding protein-3 transgenic mice.
J Bone Miner Res. 2003 Oct;18(10):1834-41.

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Shu R, McMullen R, Baumann MJ, McCabe LR.
Hydroxyapatite accelerates differentiation and suppresses growth of MC3T3-E1
osteoblasts.
J Biomed Mater Res. 2003 Dec 15;67A(4):1196-204.

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Deschenes MR, Wilson MH.
Age-related differences in synaptic plasticity following muscle unloading.
J Neurobiol. 2003 Dec;57(3):246-56.

32
Irons-Brown SR, Jones SM, Jones TA.
The simultaneous in vivo perilymphatic perfusion of avian auditory and
vestibular end organs.
J Neurosci Methods. 2003 Dec 30;131(1-2):57-64.

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Bolton PS, Wardman DL, Macefield VG.
Absence of short-term vestibular modulation of muscle sympathetic outflow,
assessed by brief galvanic vestibular stimulation in awake human subjects.
Exp Brain Res. 2004 Jan;154(1):39-43. Epub 2003 Sep 18.

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Gangnet N, Pomero V, Dumas R, Skalli W, Vital JM.
Variability of the spine and pelvis location with respect to the gravity line:
a three-dimensional stereoradiographic study using a force platform.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2003 Nov-Dec;25(5-6):424-33. Epub 2003 Sep 16.

35
Kiforenko BN, Vasil'ev IYu.
How we will go to Mars.
Acta Astronaut. 2004 Jan;54(1):61-7.

36
Sauer J.
CAMS as a tool for human factors research in spaceflight.
Acta Astronaut. 2004 Jan;54(2):127-32.

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Pettis CR, Witten ML.
Gender differences in organ density in a rat simulated microgravity model.
Acta Astronaut. 2004 Jan;54(2):133-8.

38
Vongsouthy C, Stenger-Nguyen PA, Nguyen HV, Nguyen PH, Huang MC, Alexander
RG.

Challenges of assuring crew safety in space shuttle missions with international
cargoes.
Acta Astronaut. 2004 Feb;54(3):215-9.

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