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NASA Spaceline 8 July 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. Paloski WH, Wood SJ, Feiveson AH, Black FO, Hwang EY, Reschke MF. Destabilization of human balance control by static and dynamic head tilts. Gait Posture. 2005 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: W.H. Paloski)
  2. Dutrieue B, Verbanck S, Darquenne C, Prisk GK. Airway closure in microgravity. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2005 Jun 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.K.Prisk) Note (#2) Parabolic flight results.
  3. Chen C, Sytkowski AJ. Apoptosis-linked gene-2 connects the Raf-1 and ASK1 signalings. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 22;333(1):51-7. (HSR&T PI: A.J. Sytkowski)
  4. Huang H, Sylvan J, Jonas M, Barresi R, So PT, Campbell KP, Lee RT. Cell stiffness and receptors: evidence for cytoskeletal subnetworks. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Jan;288(1):C72-80. Epub 2004 Sep 22. (HSR&T PI: R.T. Lee)
  5. Monje O, Stutte G, Chapman D. Microgravity does not alter plant stand gas exchange of wheat at moderate light levels and saturating CO2 concentration. Planta. 2005 Jun 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G. Stutte) Note (#5) ISS results. This paper currently can be obtained online at no charge.
  6. Raikhel N, Pirrung M. Adding precision tools to the plant biologists' toolbox with chemical genomics. Plant Physiol. 2005 Jun;138(2):563-4. (HSR&T PI: N. Raikhel)
  7. Girke T, Cheng LC, Raikhel N. ChemMine. A compound mining database for chemical genomics. Plant Physiol. 2005 Jun;138(2):573-7. (HSR&T PI: N. Raikhel) Note (#7) This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  8. Judge RA, Snell EH, van der Woerd MJ. Extracting trends from two decades of microgravity macromolecular crystallization history. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2005 Jun;61(Pt 6):763-71. Epub 2005 May 26. Review. (HSR&T PI: E.H. Snell) Note (#8) Comprehensive review and analysis of the results of macromolecular crystallization experiments conducted in microgravity prior to access to ISS.
  9. Gorti S, Forsythe EL, Pusey ML. Measurable characteristics of lysozyme crystal growth. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2005 Jun;61(Pt 6):837-43. Epub 2005 May 26. (HSR&T PI: M.L. Pusey)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Morris CA, Morris LD, Kennedy AR, Sweeney HL. Attenuation of skeletal muscle atrophy via protease inhibition. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Jun 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Siu PM, Pistilli EE, Butler DC, Alway SE. Aging influences cellular and molecular responses of apoptosis to skeletal muscle unloading. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Feb;288(2):C338-49. Epub 2004 Oct 13.
  3. Healey EL, Fowler NE, Burden AM, McEwan IM. The influence of different unloading positions upon stature recovery and paraspinal muscle activity. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2005 May;20(4):365-71. Epub 2004 Dec 25.
  4. Palla A, Marti S, Straumann D. Head-shaking nystagmus depends on gravity. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2005 Mar;6(1):1-8. Epub 2005 Apr 22. Note D From abstract: "This suggests a gravity-dependent mechanism (for head-shaking nystagmus) similar to the one observed for SN (horizontal spontaneous nystagmus) in acute patients, i.e., an asymmetric suppression of vestibular nystagmus by the unilaterally impaired otolith organs."
  5. Scheidt RA, Conditt MA, Secco EL, Mussa-Ivaldi FA. Interaction of visual and proprioceptive feedback during adaptation of human reaching movements. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jun;93(6):3200-13. Epub 2005 Jan 19.
  6. Kaptein RG, Van Gisbergen JA. Nature of the transition between two modes of external space perception in tilted subjects. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jun;93(6):3356-69. Epub 2005 Jan 26.
  7. Meng H, Green AM, Dickman JD, Angelaki DE. Pursuit-vestibular interactions in brain stem neurons during rotation and translation. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jun;93(6):3418-33. Epub 2005 Jan 12.
  8. Kenner GH, Brik AB, Liu G, Haskell EH, Hayes RB, Knight JA, Vajda EG, Miller SC, Jee WS, Barrus JK. Variation of long-lived free radicals responsible for the EPR native signal in bone of aged or diseased human females and ovariectomized adult rats. Radiat Meas. 2005 Jun;39(3):255-62. Erratum in: Radiat Meas. 2005 Jun;39(3):345.
  9. Cao XS, Sun XQ, Wu YH, Wu XY, Liu TS, Zhang S. Changes of hippocampus somatostatin and learning ability in rats after +Gz exposure. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):79-83.
  10. Tan C, Guo YY, Yang HH, Jiang SZ. [Dynamic responses of human body and human surrogate to different impacts under 30 degrees supine position] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):84-8. Chinese.
  11. Feng HZ, Yu ZB. [Effects of nifedipine on myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms transition in unloaded soleus] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):89-93. Chinese.
  12. Liu ZX, Gao GD, Hu YJ, Wang DS, WU DW, Yuan M, Li ZL. [Changes of endogenous ouabain in rat serum and certain tissues after exposure to simulated weightlessness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):94-7. Chinese. Note L Hindlimb unloading used.
  13. Cai YL, Ma WL, Li M, Ouyang RY, Hu L, Sun YL. [Behavioral changes of rats under rotation stimulation] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):98-101. Chinese.
  14. Xie Q, Li YZ, Shi HZ, Wu YL, Su SN. [Biological effects of space flight on several opportunistic pathogenic bacteria and biodestructive fungi] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):117-20. Chinese. Note N Chinese satellite results.
  15. Fang XM, Zhao ZJ, Gu HK. [A study on space mutation of Streptomyces fradiae] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):121-5. Chinese. Note O Results of Streptomyces carried on sequential flights of Shenzhou I, III, and IV spacecraft.
  16. Wang CY, Xiong JH, Zhong P, Yang TB, Li N, Li YH. [Detection of small molecules based on surface plasmon resonance technology] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):126-9. Chinese.
  17. Chang TC, Zhang LH, Xue L, Lian SG. [Malfunction simulation by spaceflight training simulator] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):144-7. Chinese.
  18. Zhong XJ, Wu ZJ, Sun YP, Xu G, Xu KG, Tian GQ. [Changes of somatostatin (SS) in stomach and duodenum of rats after +Gz exposure] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Apr;18(2):148-50. Chinese.

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