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NASA Spaceline 15 July 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, July 15, 2005

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  1. Hudson TE, Lackner JR, Dizio P. Rapid adaptation of torso pointing movements to perturbations of the base of support. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Jun 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
  2. Crucian B, Sams C. Reduced gravity evaluation of potential spaceflight-compatible flow cytometer technology. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2005 Jul;66(1):1-9. Note (#2) Parabolic flight results.
  3. Smith BJ, Lucas EA, Turner RT, Evans GL, Lerner MR, Brackett DJ, Stoecker BJ, Arjmandi BH. Vitamin E provides protection for bone in mature hindlimb unloaded male rats. Calcif Tissue Int. 2005 Apr;76(4):272-9. Epub 2004 Mar8. (HSR&T PI: B.J. Stoecker)
  4. Fritton JC, Myers ER, Wright TM, van der Meulen MC. Loading induces site-specific increases in mineral content assessed by microcomputed tomography of the mouse tibia. Bone. 2005 Jun;36(6):1030-8. (HSR&T PI: J.C. Fritton, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  5. Tolic-Norrelykke IM, Wang N. Traction in smooth muscle cells varies with cell spreading. J Biomech. 2005 Jul;38(7):1405-12. Epub 2004 Sep 23. (HSR&T PI: N. Wang)
  6. Hanson AM, Ferguson VL, Simske SJ, Cannon CM, Stodieck S. Comparison of tail-suspension and sciatic nerve crush on the musculoskeletal system in young-adult mice. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2005;41:92-6.
  7. Cannon CM, Dieter-Seelig H, Stodieck LS, Hanson AM, Simske SJ, Ferguson VL. A novel combination of methods to assess sarcopenia and muscle performance in mice. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2005;41:116-21.
  8. Roland M, Hanson AM, Cannon CM, Stodieck LS, Ferguson VL. Exercise prevention of unloading-induced bone and muscle loss in adult mice. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2005;41:128-34.
  9. Fritzsch B, Piatigorsky J. Ancestry of photic and mechanic sensation? Science. 2005 May 20;308(5725):1113-4; author reply 1113-4. (HSR&T PI: B. Fritzsch) Note (#9) A letter in Science in which the authors, commenting on an earlier paper by D. Arendt et al. regarding the evolution of photoreceptors, offer a broader perspective that photic and mechanic sensation may share a common ancestry prior to the last common ancestor of insects and vertebrates.
  10. Salmi ML, Bushart TJ, Stout SC, Roux SJ. Profile and analysis of gene expression changes during early development in germinating spores of Ceratopteris richardii. Plant Physiol. 2005 Jul;138(3):1734-45. Epub 2005 Jun 17. (HSR&T PIs: S.J. Roux; S.C. Stout, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  11. Young GW, Hoofring SA, Mamula MJ, Doyle HA, Bunick GJ, Hu Y, Aswad DW. Protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase catalyzes in vivo racemization of asparate-25 in mammalian histone H2B. J Biol Chem. 2005 Jul 15;280(28):26094-8. Epub 2005 May 20. (HSR&T PI: G.J. Bunick)
  12. Aizenberg J, Weaver JC, Thanawala MS, Sundar VC, Morse DE, Fratzl P. Skeleton of Euplectella sp.: structural hierarchy from the nanoscale to the macroscale. Science. 2005 Jul 8;309(5732):275-8. Note (#12) This research was featured on the cover of the July 8 2005 issue of Science. The research was supported in part by the Biologically Inspired Materials Institute (BIMat), an organization established by NASA to develop bio-nanotechnology materials and structures for aerospace vehicles.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kirby BS, Markwald RR, Smith EG, Dinenno FA. Mechanical effects of muscle contraction do not blunt sympathetic vasoconstriction in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 May 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Fluck M, Schmutz S, Wittwer M, Hoppeler H, Desplanches D. Transcriptional reprogramming during reloading of atrophied rat soleus muscle. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Jul;289(1):R4-R14. Note B Hindlimb unloading used.
  3. Paciorek T, Zazimalova E, Ruthardt N, Petrasek J, Stierhof YD, Kleine-Vehn J, Morris DA, Emans N, Jurgens G, Geldner N, Friml JR. Auxin inhibits endocytosis and promotes its own efflux from cells. Nature. 2005 Jun 30;435(7046):1251-6.
  4. Okushima Y, Overvoorde PJ, Arima K, Alonso JM, Chan A, Chang C, Ecker JR, Hughes B, Lui A, Nguyen D, Onodera C, Quach H, Smith A, Yu G, Theologis A. Functional genomic analysis of the AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR gene family members in Arabidopsis thaliana: unique and overlapping functions of ARF7 and ARF19. Plant Cell. 2005 Feb;17(2):444-63. Epub 2005 Jan 19.
  5. Saito C, Morita MT, Kato T, Tasaka M. Amyloplasts and vacuolar membrane dynamics in the living graviperceptive cell of the Arabidopsis inflorescence stem. Plant Cell. 2005 Feb;17(2):548-58.
  6. Ponce G, Barlow PW, Feldman LJ, Cassab GI. Auxin and ethylene interactions control mitotic activity of the quiescent centre, root cap size, and pattern of cap cell differentiation in maize. Plant Cell Environ. 2005 Jun;28(6):719-32.
  7. Yoshihara T, Iino M. Circumnutation of rice coleoptiles: its occurrence, regulation by phytochrome, and relationship with gravitropism. Plant Cell Environ. 2005 Feb;28(2):134-46.
  8. Zhuang X, Xu Y, Chong K, Lan L, Xue Y, Xu Z. OsAGAP, an ARF-GAP from rice, regulates root development mediated by auxin in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Environ. 2005 Feb;28(2):147-56.

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