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NASA Spaceline 8 April 2005 Current Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, April 8, 2005

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  1. Jung AS, Harrison R, Lee KH, Ganut J, Nyhan DM, Brooks-Asplund EA, Shoukas AA, Hare JM, Berkowitz DE. Simulated microgravity produces attenuated baroreflex-mediated pressor, chronotropic, and inotropic responses in mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Mar 18; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.A. Shoukas) Note (#1) Simulated microgravity using hindlimb unloading.
  2. Carter JR, Kupiers NT, Ray CA. Neurovascular responses to mental stress. J Physiol. 2005 Apr 1;564(Pt 1):321-7. Epub 2005 Feb 10. (PI: C.A. Ray)
  3. Carter JR, Cooke WH, Ray CA. Forearm neurovascular responses during mental stress and vestibular activation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Feb;288(2):H904-7. Epub 2004 Oct 14. (PI: C.A. Ray)
  4. Wan XS, Bloch P, Ware JH, Zhou Z, Donahue JJ, Guan J, Stewart J, Kennedy AR. Detection of oxidative stress induced by low- and high-linear energy transfer radiation in cultured human epithelial cells. Radiat Res. 2005 Apr;163(4):364-8. (PI: A.R. Kennedy)
  5. Desai SS, Zeh C, Lysakowski A. Comparative morphology of rodent vestibular periphery. I. Saccular and utricular maculae. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jan;93(1):251-66. Epub 2004 Jul 7. (PI: A. Lysakowski) Note (#5) This paper and the paper cited below were featured on the cover of the January issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology.
  6. Desai SS, Ali H, Lysakowski A. Comparative morphology of rodent vestibular periphery. II. Cristae ampullares. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jan;93(1):267-80. Epub 2004 Jul 7. (PI: A. Lysakowski)
  7. Shaikh AG, Ghasia FF, Dickman JD, Angelaki DE. Properties of cerebellar fastigial neurons during translation, rotation, and eye movements. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Feb;93(2):853-63. Epub 2004 Sep 15. (PI: D.E. Angelaki)
  8. Haque A, Dickman JD. Vestibular gaze stabilization: different behavioral strategies for arboreal and terrestrial avians. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Mar;93(3):1165-73. Epub 2004 Nov 3. (PI: J.D. Dickman)
  9. Beckstead RB, Ner SS, Hales KG, Grigliatti TA, Baker BS, Bellen HJ. Bonus, a Drosophila TIF1 homolog, is a chromatin-associated protein that acts as a modifier of position-effect variegation. Genetics. 2005 Feb;169(2):783-94. Epub 2004 Nov 15. (PI: H.J. Bellen)
  10. Mair RW, Hrovat MI, Patz S, Rosen MS, Ruset IC, Topulos GP, Tsai LL, Butler JP, Hersman FW, Walsworth RL. (3)He lung imaging in an open access, very-low-field human magnetic resonance imaging system. Magn Reson Med. 2005 Apr;53(4):745-9. (PI: R.L. Walsworth)
  11. Otim O, Hinman VF, Davidson EH. Expression of AmHNF6, a sea star orthologue of a transcription factor with multiple distinct roles in sea urchin development. Gene Expr Patterns. 2005 Feb;5(3):381-6. (PI: E.H. Davidson)
  12. Christensen NJ, Norsk P. The fallacy of plasma noradrenaline spillover measurements. Acta Physiol Scand. 2005 Mar;183(3):333-4; author reply 334.
    Biaggioni I, Robertson D, Eckberg DL; the Neurolab Investigators. Reply. Acta Physiol Scand. 2005 Mar;183(3):334. Note (#12) Commenting on an earlier article by Eckberg, Christensen and Norsk agree with the view that sympathetic activity may be higher in space than on Earth but they discuss limitations of the plasma noradrenaline spillover measurements employed on Neurolab. Biaggioni et al. responded that they understand the limitations of the technique and stated that it was one of a number of complementary methods that yielded congruent results supporting the finding of increased sympathetic nerve activity in space.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Funayama T, Wada S, Kobayashi Y, Watanabe H. Irradiation of mammalian cultured cells with a collimated heavy-ion microbeam. Radiat Res. 2005 Feb;163(2):241-6.
  2. Bowman MK, Becker D, Sevilla MD, Zimbrick JD. Track structure in DNA irradiated with heavy ions. Radiat Res. 2005 Apr;163(4):447-54.
  3. No authors listed. Radiation-induced genomic instability and bystander effects; implications for evolutionary biology. Report on an international workshop on radiation-induced low-dose effects held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, October 28–November 1, 2004. Radiat Res. 2005 Apr;163(4):473-476.
  4. Barcellos-Hoff MH. Integrative radiation carcinogenesis: interactions between cell and tissue responses to DNA damage. Semin Cancer Biol. 2005 Apr;15(2):138-48. Epub 2004 Dec 30.
  5. Barcellos-Hoff MH, Medina D. New highlights on stroma-epithelial interactions in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2005;7(1):33-6. Epub 2004 Nov 25.
  6. Rabbitt RD, Boyle R, Holstein GR, Highstein SM. Hair-cell versus afferent adaptation in the semicircular canals. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jan;93(1):424-36. Epub 2004 Aug 11.
  7. Maruta J, Simpson JI, Raphan T, Cohen B. Orienting eye movements and nystagmus produced by translation while rotating (TWR). Exp Brain Res. 2005 Feb 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Scheer FA, Czeisler CA. Melatonin, sleep, and circadian rhythms. Sleep Med Rev. 2005 Feb;9(1):5-9. Editorial.
  9. Hirasaka K, Nikawa T, Yuge L, Ishihara I, Higashibata A, Ishioka N, Okubo A, Miyashita T, Suzue N, Ogawa T, Oarada M, Kishi K. Clinorotation prevents differentiation of rat myoblastic L6 cells in association with reduced NF-kappaB signaling. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Mar 22;1743(1-2):130-40.
  10. Frazer L. Aquatic alchemy. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Feb;113(2):A110-4. News. Note J Article discusses NASA's research efforts on water purification in space. The paper can be accessed online by clicking on the publisher's box in the PubMed record.

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