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NASA Spaceline 23 September 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2005

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  1. Lotinun S, Sibonga JD, Turner RT. Evidence that the cells responsible for marrow fibrosis in a rat model for hyperparathyroidism are preosteoblasts. Endocrinology. 2005 Sep;146(9):4074-81. Epub 2005 Jun 9. (HSR&T PI: R.T. Turner)
  2. Deruisseau KC, Shanely RA, Akunuri N, Hamilton MT, Van Gammeren D, Zergeroglu AM, McKenzie M, Powers SK. Diaphragm unloading via controlled mechanical ventilation alters the gene expression profile. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Aug 26; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.T. Hamilton)
  3. Jian BJ, Acernese AW, Lorenzo J, Card JP, Yates BJ. Afferent pathways to the region of the vestibular nuclei that participates in cardiovascular and respiratory control. Brain Res. 2005 May 24;1044(2):241-50. Epub 2005 Apr 7. (HSR&T PI: B.J. Jian, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  4. Jian BJ, Acernese AW, Lorenzo J, Card JP, Yates BJ. Afferent pathways to the region of the vestibular nuclei that participates in cardiovascular and respiratory control. Brain Res. 2005 May 24;1044(2):241-50. Epub 2005 Apr 7. (HSR&T PI: B.J. Jian, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  5. Baldassi S, Verghese P. Attention to locations and features: different top-down modulation of detector weights. J Vis. 2005 Jun 30;5(6):556-70. (HSR&T PI: P. Verghese) Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  6. Vreven D, Verghese P. Predictability and the dynamics of position processing in the flash-lag effect. Perception. 2005;34(1):31-44. (HSR&T PI: P. Verghese)
  7. Berman RA, Heiser LM, Saunders RC, Colby CL. Dynamic circuitry for updating spatial representations: I. Behavioral evidence for interhemispheric transfer in the split-brain macaque. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May 11; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.M. Heiser, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  8. Heiser LM, Berman RA, Saunders RC, Colby CL. Dynamic circuitry for updating spatial representations: II. Physiological evidence for interhemispheric transfer in area LIP of the split-brain macaque. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May 11; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.M. Heiser, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  9. Klerman EB. Clinical aspects of human circadian rhythms. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Aug;20(4):375-86. (HSR&T PI: E.B. Klerman)
  10. Tseng Y, Kole TP, Lee JS, Fedorov E, Almo SC, Schafer BW, Wirtz D. How actin crosslinking and bundling proteins cooperate to generate an enhanced cell mechanical response. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Aug 19;334(1):183-92. (HSR&T PI: D. Wirtz)
  11. Stutte GW, Monje O, Goins GD, Tripathy BC. Microgravity effects on thylakoid, single leaf, and whole canopy photosynthesis of dwarf wheat. Planta. 2005 Sep 14;:1-11 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.W. Stutte) Note: ISS results.
  12. Costa MA, Bedgar DL, Moinuddin SG, Kim KW, Cardenas CL, Cochrane FC, Shockey JM, Helms GL, Amakura Y, Takahashi H, Milhollan JK, Davin LB, Browse J, Lewis NG. Characterization in vitro and in vivo of the putative multigene 4-coumarate:CoA ligase network in Arabidopsis: syringyl lignin and sinapate/sinapyl alcohol derivative formation. Phytochemistry. 2005 Sep;66(17):2072-91. (HSR&T PI: N.G. Lewis)
  13. Sanseverino J, Gupta RK, Layton AC, Patterson SS, Ripp SA, Saidak L, Simpson ML, Schultz TW, Sayler GS. Use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae BLYES expressing bacterial bioluminescence for rapid, sensitive detection of estrogenic compounds. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Aug;71(8):4455-60. (HSR&T PI: G.S. Sayler)
  14. Wang R, Rosen MS, Candela D, Mair RW, Walsworth RL. Study of gas-fluidization dynamics with laser-polarized 129Xe. Magn Reson Imaging. 2005 Feb;23(2):203-7. (HSR&T PI: R.L. Walsworth)
  15. Wang R, Pavlin T, Rosen MS, Mair RW, Cory DG, Walsworth RL. Xenon NMR measurements of permeability and tortuosity in reservoir rocks. Magn Reson Imaging. 2005 Feb;23(2):329-31. (HSR&T PI: R.L. Walsworth)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Higashitani A, Higashibata A, Sasagawa Y, Sugimoto T, Miyazawa Y, Szewcyk NJ, Viso M, Gasset G, Eche B, Fukui K, Shimazu T, Fujimoto N, Kuriyama K, Ishioka N. Checkpoint and physiological apoptosis in germ cells proceeds normally in spaceflown Caenorhabditis elegans. Apoptosis. 2005 Oct;10(5):949-54. Note: ISS/Soyuz results.
  2. Miyoshi T, Nakazawa K, Tanizaki M, Sato T, Akai M. Altered activation pattern in synergistic ankle plantarflexor muscles in a reduced-gravity environment. Gait Posture. 2005 Sep 6; [Epub ahead of print] Note: "Reduced-gravity environment" tested by walking in water.
  3. Cao JJ, Wronski TJ, Iwaniec U, Phleger L, Kurimoto P, Boudignon B, Halloran BP. Aging increases stromal/osteoblastic cell-induced osteoclastogenesis and alters the osteoclast precursor pool in the mouse. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Sep;20(9):1659-68. Epub 2005 May 2.
  4. Li X, Liu P, Liu W, Maye P, Zhang J, Zhang Y, Hurley M, Guo C, Boskey A, Sun L, Harris SE, Rowe DW, Ke HZ, Wu D. Dkk2 has a role in terminal osteoblast differentiation and mineralized matrix formation. Nat Genet. 2005 Sep;37(9):945-52. Epub 2005 Jul 31. Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  5. Iancu G, Flesch F, Heinrich W. Nuclear fragmentation cross-sections of 400 A MeV 36Ar and 40Ar in collisions with light and heavy target nuclei. Radiat Meas. 2005 Oct;39(5):525-33.
  6. Prise KM, Schettino G, Folkard M, Held KD. New insights on cell death from radiation exposure. Lancet Oncol. 2005 Jul;6(7):520-8. Review.
  7. Hsieh CL, Chao PD, Fang SH. Morin sulphates/glucuronides enhance macrophage function in microgravity culture system. Eur J Clin Invest. 2005 Sep;35(9):591-6. Note: (from abstract): "The result presented here suggests for the first time that an immune-modulatory strategy using flavonoid supplements such as morin would benefit the health of astronauts."
  8. Zivanovic B. Ca2+ and H+ ion fluxes near the surface of gravitropically stimulated Phycomyces sporangiophore. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Jun;1048:487-90.
  9. Zhu DB, Huang JM, Li ZX, Hong JW, Bai SM, Chen SF. [Effects of silverionized drinking water on lipids metabolism in tail-suspended rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Jun;18(3):161-4. Chinese.
  10. Guo R, Hu M, Sun ZY, Xue JW. [Effects of simulated weightlessness on rats mandible, lumbar vertebra and femur] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Jun;18(3):165-9. Chinese.
  11. Huang L, Yan H. [Analysis and processing of two-lead ECG signals based on orthogonal synthesizing] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Jun;18(3):177-81. Chinese. Note: (from abstract): "OSCG (Orthogonal Synthesis Cardiogram) is found to be a simple, capable method, suitable for use in manned space flight."
  12. Feng QY, Li JF, Wang TS. [Study on weightlessness dynamics simulated by neutral buoyancy in air-driven shell] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Jun;18(3):182-5. Chinese.
  13. Ai WD, Guo SS, Liu XY, Leng WH. [C2H4 reducing facility for controlled ecological life support system] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Jun;18(3):186-90. Chinese.
  14. Tang YK, Guo SS, Ai WD. [Progress of biological air filter (BAF) development in manned spacecraft cabin] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Jun;18(3):230-4. Chinese.
  15. Reibaldi G, Nasca R, Mundorf H, Manieri P, Gianfiglio G, Feltham S, Galeone P, Dettmann J. The ESA payloads for Columbus--a bridge between the ISS and exploration. ESA Bull. 2005 May;122:60-70.

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