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NASA Spaceline 9 September 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2005

PubMed's abstract is linked when available and each will open in a new window.

  1. Prisk GK. The lung in space. Clin Chest Med. 2005 Sep;26(3):415-38. (HSR&T PI: G.K. Prisk)
  2. Speich JE, Cagle YD, Rafiq A, Merrell RC, Doarn CR, Broderick TJ. Evaluation of surgical skills in microgravity using force sensing. Med Eng Phys. 2005 Oct;27(8):687-93. Note: Parabolic flight results.
  3. Gersch RP, Lombardo F, McGovern SC, Hadjiargyrou M. Reactivation of Hox gene expression during bone regeneration. J Orthop Res. 2005 Jul;23(4):882-90. Epub 2005 Mar 23. (HSR&T PI: M. Hadjiargyrou)
  4. Farid M, Reid MB, Li YP, Gerken E, Durham WJ. Effects of dietary curcumin or N-acetylcysteine on NF-kappaB activity and contractile performance in ambulatory and unloaded murine soleus. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2005 Aug 26;2(1):20 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.B. Reid) Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  5. Peters BT, van Emmerik RE, Bloomberg JJ. Stride cycle influences on goal-directed head movements made during walking. Gait Posture. 2005 Aug 11; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.J. Bloomberg)
  6. MacDougall HG, Moore ST. Functional assessment of head-eye coordination during vehicle operation. Optom Vis Sci. 2005 Aug;82(8):706-15. (HSR&T PI: S.T. Moore)
  7. Fritzsch B, Pauley S, Matei V, Katz DM, Xiang M, Tessarollo L. Mutant mice reveal the molecular and cellular basis for specific sensory connections to inner ear epithelia and primary nuclei of the brain. Hear Res. 2005 Aug;206(1-2):52-63. (HSR&T PI: B. Fritzsch)
  8. Sekaran S, Lupi D, Jones SL, Sheely CJ, Hattar S, Yau KW, Lucas RJ, Foster RG, Hankins MW. Melanopsin-dependent photoreception provides earliest light detection in the mammalian retina. Curr Biol. 2005 Jun 21;15(12):1099-107. (HSR&T PI: R.G. Foster)
  9. Foster RG, Wulff K. The rhythm of rest and excess. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2005 May;6(5):407-14. Review. (HSR&T PI: R.G. Foster) Note: The cover of this journal issue is an artist's representation of this paper. Click on May 2005, "about the cover."
  10. Sachs RK, Chan M, Hlatky L, Hahnfeldt P. Modeling intercellular interactions during carcinogenesis. Radiat Res. 2005 Sep;164(3):324-31. (HSR&T PI: L. Hlatky)
  11. Paul AL, Sehnke PC, Ferl RJ. Isoform-specific subcellular localization among 14-3-3 proteins in Arabidopsis seems to be driven by client interactions. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Apr;16(4):1735-43. Epub 2005 Jan 19. (HSR&T PI: R.J. Ferl) Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  12. Gerhart J, Lowe C, Kirschner M. Hemichordates and the origin of chordates. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2005 Aug;15(4):461-7. Review. (HSR&T PI: J. Gerhart)
  13. Brown XQ, Ookawa K, Wong JY. Evaluation of polydimethylsiloxane scaffolds with physiologically-relevant elastic moduli: interplay of substrate mechanics and surface chemistry effects on vascular smooth muscle cell response. Biomaterials. 2005 Jun;26(16):3123-9. (HSR&T PI: J.Y. Wong)
  14. Jadin KD, Wong BL, Bae WC, Li KW, Williamson AK, Schumacher BL, Price JH, Sah RL. Depth-varying density and organization of chondrocytes in immature and mature bovine articular cartilage assessed by 3-D imaging and analysis. J Histochem Cytochem. 2005 Sep;53(9):1109-19. Epub 2005 May 13. (HSR&T PI: R.L. Sah)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Vermaelen M, Marini JF, Chopard A, Benyamin Y, Mercier J, Astier C. Ubiquitin targeting of rat muscle proteins during short periods of unloading. Acta Physiol Scand. 2005 Sep;185(1):33-40.
  2. Papaxanthis C, Pozzo T, McIntyre J. Kinematic and dynamic processes for the control of pointing movements in humans revealed by short-term exposure to microgravity. Neuroscience. 2005 Aug 25; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  3. Ghasia FF, Angelaki DE. Do motoneurons encode the noncommutativity of ocular rotations? Neuron. 2005 Jul 21;47(2):281-93.
  4. Baker JF. Dynamics and directionality of the vestibulo-collic reflex (VCR) in mice. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Jul 22;:1-6 [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Hu B, Han W, Wu L, Feng H, Liu X, Zhang L, Xu A, Hei TK, Yu Z. In situ visualization of DSBs to assess the extranuclear/extracellular effects induced by low-dose alpha-particle irradiation. Radiat Res. 2005 Sep;164(3):286-91.
  6. Short SC, Bourne S, Martindale C, Woodcock M, Jackson SP. DNA damage responses at low radiation doses. Radiat Res. 2005 Sep;164(3):292-302.
  7. Svoboda P, Harms-Ringdahl M. Influence of chromatin structure and radical scavengers on yields of radiation-induced 8-oxo-dG and DNA strand breaks in cellular model systems. Radiat Res. 2005 Sep;164(3):303-11.
  8. Hirasaka K, Nikawa T, Asanoma Y, Furochi H, Onishi Y, Ogawa T, Suzue N, Oarada M, Shimazu T, Kishi K. Short-term hypergravity does not affect protein-ubiquitination and proliferation in rat L6 myoblastic cells. Biol Sci Space. 2005 Mar;19(1):3-7.
  9. Yamashita M, Ishikawa Y, Oshima T, Space Agriculture Saloon. [Engineering issues of microbial ecology in space agriculture.] Biol Sci Space. 2005 Mar;19(1):25-36. Japanese.

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