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NASA Spaceline 12 August 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2005

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  1. Batra NN, Li YJ, Yellowley CE, You L, Malone AM, Kim CH, Jacobs CR. Effects of short-term recovery periods on fluid-induced signaling in osteoblastic cells. J Biomech. 2005 Sep;38(9):1909-17. (HSR&T PI: C.R. Jacobs)
  2. Genetos DC, Geist DJ, Liu D, Donahue HJ, Duncan RL. Fluid shear-induced ATP secretion mediates prostaglandin release in MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Jan;20(1):41-9. Epub 2004 Oct 18. (HSR&T PI: D.C. Genetos, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  3. Beckingham KM, Armstrong JD, Texada MJ, Munjaal R, Baker DA. Drosophila melanogaster--the model organism of choice for the complex biology of multi-cellular organisms. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):17-29. (HSR&T PI: K.M. Beckingham)
    Note: This issue includes seven full papers, listed here and in the "Other" section of this list, plus 21 short papers, based on presentations at the 20th annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology, November 2004, Brooklyn, NY. Full text of all of these papers can be obtained online at no charge at the ASGSB web site.
  4. Sonnenfeld G. Use of animal models for space flight physiology studies, with special focus on the immune system. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):31-5. Review. (HSR&T PI: G. Sonnenfeld)
  5. Cavanagh PR, Licata AA, Rice AJ. Exercise and pharmacological countermeasures for bone loss during long-duration space flight. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):39-58. Review. (HSR&T PI: P.R. Cavanagh)
    Note: Includes review of bone loss experienced during various space flights.
  6. Convertino VA. Consequences of cardiovascular adaptation to spaceflight: implications for the use of pharmacological countermeasures. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):59-69. (HSR&T PI: V.A. Convertino)
  7. Rabin BM, Shukitt-Hale B, Joseph J, Todd P. Diet as a factor in behavioral radiation protection following exposure to heavy particles. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):71-7. Review. (HSR&T PI: B.M. Rabin)
  8. Palmieri M, Kiss JZ. Disruption of the F-actin cytoskeleton limits statolith movement in Arabidopsis hypocotyls. J Exp Bot. 2005 Aug 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: M. Palmieri, Graduate Student Researcher Program, and J.Z. Kiss)
    Note: This paper can currently be obtained online at no charge.

    Another paper by John Kiss (PubMed 15695459), listed in Current Awareness List #244 as an epub, was featured on the cover of Plant & Cell Physiology when the paper was published in print format.
  9. Tao SL, Desai TA. Microfabrication of multilayer, asymmetric, polymeric devices for drug delivery. Adv Mat. 2005 Jul;17(13):1625-30. (HSR&T PI: S.L. Tao, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  10. Perrin RM, Young LS, U M NM, Harrison BR, Wang Y, Will JL, Masson PH. Gravity signal transduction in primary roots. Ann Bot (Lond). 2005 Jul 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P.H. Masson)
    Note: This paper can currently be obtained online at no charge.
  11. Royce TE, Rozowsky JS, Bertone P, Samanta M, Stolc V, Weissman S, Snyder M, Gerstein M. Issues in the analysis of oligonucleotide tiling microarrays for transcript mapping. Trends Genet. 2005 Aug;21(8):466-75.
  12. Li L, Wang X, Xia M, Stolc V, Su N, Peng Z, Li S, Wang J, Wang X, Deng XW. Tiling microarray analysis of rice chromosome 10 to identify the transcriptome and relate its expression to chromosomal architecture. Genome Biol. 2005;6(6):R52. Epub 2005 May 27.
    Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Tanaka K, Gotoh TM, Awazu C, Morita H. Regional difference of blood flow in anesthetized rats during reduced gravity induced by parabolic flight. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug 4; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. O'Leary DD, Steinback CD, Cechetto AD, Foell BT, Topolovec JC, Gelb AW, Cechetto DF, Shoemaker JK. Relating drug-induced changes in carotid artery mechanics to cardiovagal and sympathetic baroreflex control. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2005 May;83(5):439-46.
  3. Iwamoto J, Takeda T, Sato Y. Interventions to prevent bone loss in astronauts during space flight. Keio J Med. 2005 Jun;54(2):55-9. Review.
    Note: This paper can currently be obtained online at no charge.
  4. Sarasa-Renedo A, Chiquet M. Mechanical signals regulating extracellular matrix gene expression in fibroblasts. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2005 Aug;15(4):223-30.
  5. Misao T, Minamoto K, Nakano H, Yamane M, Yamamoto Y, Satoh K. Effect of gravitation for detection of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma on computed tomography. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun;53(6):309-12.
  6. Kera T, Maruyama H. The effect of posture on respiratory activity of the abdominal muscles. J Physiol Anthropol Appl Human Sci. 2005 Jul;24(4):259-65.
    Note: This paper can currently be obtained online at no charge.
  7. Villard E, Garcia-Moreno FT, Peter N, Clement G. Geometric visual illusions in microgravity during parabolic flight. Neuroreport. 2005 Aug 22;16(12):1395-1398.
  8. Kaufman GD. Fos expression in the vestibular brainstem: what one marker can tell us about the network. Brain Res Brain Res Rev. 2005 Jul 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Häder D-P, Hemmersbach R, Lebert M. Gravity and the behavior of unicellular organisms. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005. xiv, 258 p. ; ill. Developmental and cell biology series ; 40.
    Note: The table of contents of this book is available online.
  10. Zhao Y, Johnsen R, Baillie D, Rose A. Worms in space? A model biological dosimeter. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):11-6. Note: Includes brief description of ICE-First (International collaboration to use C. elegans as a model system for biological studies in space) mission on ISS.
  11. Forsburg SL. The yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe: models for cell biology research. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Jun;18(2):3-9.
  12. Ishay JS, Plotkin M, Ermakov N, Jongebloed WL, Kalicharan D, Bergman DJ. Cilia in the head of hornets: form and function. Microsc Res Tech. 2005 Jun 1;67(2):71-8.
    Note: Describes cilia that may be involved in gravity sensing in hornets.

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