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NASA Spaceline 20 May 2005 Current Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005

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  1. Convertino VA, Ratliff DA, Crissey J, Doerr DF, Idris AH, Lurie KG. Effects of inspiratory impedance on hemodynamic responses to a squat-stand test in human volunteers: implications for treatment of orthostatic hypotension. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Apr 28; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: V.A. Convertino)
  2. Li YP, Chen Y, John J, Moylan J, Jin B, Mann DL, Reid MB. TNF-alpha acts via p38 MAPK to stimulate expression of the ubiquitin ligase atrogin1/MAFbx in skeletal muscle. FASEB J. 2005 Mar;19(3):362-70. (PI: M.B. Reid)
  3. Dentel JN, Blanchard SG, Ankrapp DP, McCabe LR, Wiseman RW. Inhibition of cross-bridge formation has no effect on contraction-associated phosphorylation of p38 MAPK in mouse skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Apr;288(4):C824-30. Epub 2004 Dec 1. (PIs: L.R. McCabe and R.W. Wiseman)
  4. Jiang X, Kalajzic Z, Maye P, Braut A, Bellizzi J, Mina M, Rowe DW. Histological analysis of GFP expression in murine bone. J Histochem Cytochem. 2005 May;53(5):593-602. (PI: D.W. Rowe)
  5. Liang MT, Arnaud SB, Steele CR, Hatch P, Moreno A. Ulnar and tibial bending stiffness as an index of bone strength in synchronized swimmers and gymnasts. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Apr 28; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.B. Arnaud?)
  6. Schoffstall B, Kataoka A, Clark A, Chase PB. Effects of rapamycin on cardiac and skeletal muscle contraction and crossbridge cycling. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Jan;312(1):12-8. Epub 2004 Aug 11. (PI: P.B. Chase)
  7. Darquenne C, Prisk GK. Aerosols in the study of convective acinar mixing. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2005 May 9; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G.K. Prisk) Note (#7) This paper compares ground results to previous parabolic flight studies.
  8. Li L, Sweet BT, Stone LS. Effect of contrast on the active control of a moving line. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2873-86. Epub 2004 Dec 22. (PI: L.S. Stone)
  9. Howard IP, Hu G, Saxe R, James EZ. Visual orientation in a mirror world tilted 90 degrees. Perception. 2005;34(1):7-15. (PI: C. Oman)
  10. Song B, Leff LG. Identification and characterization of bacterial isolates from the Mir space station. Microbiol Res. 2005;160(2):111-7. (PI: L.G. Leff) Note (#10) Mir sample results.
  11. Krumenacker JS, Kots A, Murad F. Effects of the c-Jun kinase inhibitor anthra[1,9-cd] pyrazole-6(2H)-one (SP600125) on soluble guanylyl cyclase alpha1 gene regulation and cGMP synthesis. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 May 11; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: F. Murad)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Aubert AE, Beckers F, Verheyden B. Cardiovascular function and basics of physiology in microgravity. Acta Cardiol. 2005 Apr;60(2):129-51.
  2. Picquet F, Bouet V, Cochon L, Lacour M, Falempin M. Changes in rat soleus muscle phenotype consecutive to a growth in hypergravity followed by normogravity. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Mar 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Patron J, Stapley P, Pozzo T. Human whole-body reaching in normal gravity and microgravity reveals a strong temporal coordination between postural and focal task components. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Apr 28; [Epub ahead of print] Note C Parabolic flight results.
  4. Li N, Wei M, Angelaki DE. Primate memory saccade amplitude after intervened motion depends on target distance. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Darling WG, Bartlett R. The visual perception coordinate system uses axes defined by the Earth, trunk, and vision. Perception. 2005;34(1):17-30.
  6. Highstein SM, Rabbitt RD, Holstein GR, Boyle RD. Determinants of spatial and temporal coding by semicircular canal afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2359-70.
  7. Killian JE, Baker JF. Electromyographic activity of dorsal neck muscles in squirrel monkeys during rotations in an upright or upside down posture. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2587-99. Epub 2005 Jan 12.
  8. Deriu F, Tolu E, Rothwell JC. A sound-evoked vestibulomasseteric reflex in healthy humans. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2739-51. Epub 2004 Dec 15. Note H This research investigated whether vestibular activation evoked by sound can lead to reflex responses in cranial muscles. The authors speculate on the role of these responses in such actions as sudden upward or downward head tilt.
  9. Hullar TE, Della Santina CC, Hirvonen T, Lasker DM, Carey JP, Minor LB. Responses of irregularly discharging chinchilla semicircular canal vestibular-nerve afferents during high-frequency head rotations. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2777-86. Epub 2004 Dec 15.
  10. Kumar AN, Han Y, Dell'osso LF, Durand DM, Leigh RJ. Directional asymmetry during combined saccade-vergence movements. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2797-808. Epub 2004 Dec 29.
  11. McSwain NE Jr. Prehospital care from Napoleon to Mars: the surgeon's role. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Apr;200(4):487-504. Note K This paper reviews the role of trauma surgery throughout history. The author states that the "next big step in prehospital care will be the trip out of low earth orbit for an exploratory mission, perhaps to Mars."
  12. Becker A, Sotje I, Paulmann C, Beckmann F, Donath T, Boese R, Prymak O, Tiemann H, Epple M. Calcium sulfate hemihydrate is the inorganic mineral in statoliths of Scyphozoan medusae (Cnidaria). Dalton Trans. 2005 Apr 21;(8):1545-50. Epub 2005 Mar 9.
  13. Ljung K, Hull AK, Celenza J, Yamada M, Estelle M, Normanly J, Sandberg G. Sites and regulation of auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Cell. 2005 Apr;17(4):1090-104. Epub 2005 Mar 16.
  14. Xu ZP, Sun XQ, Liu TS, Wu B, Zhang S, Wu P. [Effects of high +Gx during simulated spaceship emergency return on learning and memory in rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):1-5. Chinese.
  15. Wang DS, Yuan M, Li ZL, Yuan M, Liu ZX, Cao Y, Tong FZ. [Reactivity of pulmonary arteries and thoracic aortae in rats under tail-suspension and the effects of NOS inhibitor] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):6-11. Chinese.
  16. Sun B, Feng HZ, Zhang LF, Wang YY. [Daily 4-h standing can prevent soleus atrophy induced by 4 weeks tail suspension in rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):12-5. Chinese.
  17. Guo SS, Liu XY, Han LJ, Zhu JT, Wang XX, Wei M, Ai WD, Yang JS, Tang YK. [Development of a prototype of space vegetable-cultivating facility for ground-based experiments] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):37-40. Chinese.
  18. Ai WD, Guo SS, Xiao J, Fu L. [Development of a special controlled-releasing long effect fertilizer used in controlled ecological life support system] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):41-6. Chinese.
  19. Ding L, Han LZ, Yang CX, Yang F, Yuan XG. [An experimental study of effects of active-heating-system for extravehicular spacesuit gloves on working performance] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):47-51. Chinese.
  20. An MY, Ma AJ, Li YH, Wan YM. [Simulation of the rat tibial bone density changes with the finite element method] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):55-7. Chinese.
  21. Liang ZG, Yan H, Wu B, Wu P. [Application of fractal dimension in heart rate variability analysis during head-down tilt] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):58-61. Chinese.
  22. Lu JY, Liu M, Xue H, Pan Y, Zhang CH, Nechitailo GS. [Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis of tomato from seeds carried in Russian Mir space station] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Feb;18(1):72-4. Chinese. Note V Mir results.

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