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NASA Spaceline 30 September 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2005

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  1. Convertino VA, Cooke WH. Evaluation of cardiovascular risks of spaceflight does not support the NASA Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Sep;76(9):869-76.
  2. Sides MB, Vernikos J, Convertino VA, Stepanek J, Tripp LD, Draeger J, Hargens AR, Kourtidou-Papadeli C, Pavy-LeTraon A, Russomano T, Wong JY, Buccello RR, Lee PH, Nangalia V, Saary MJ. The Bellagio Report: Cardiovascular risks of spaceflight: implications for the future of space travel. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Sep;76(9):877-95.
  3. Fuller PM, Baldwin KM, Fuller CA. Parallel and divergent adaptations of rat soleus and plantaris to chronic exercise and hypergravity. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Sep 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.A. Fuller)
  4. Wang L, Wang Y, Han Y, Henderson SC, Majeska RJ, Weinbaum S, Schaffler MB. In situ measurement of solute transport in the bone lacunar-canalicular system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Aug 16;102(33):11911-6. Epub 2005 Aug 8. (HSR&T PI: M.B. Schaffler) Note: From abstract: "To our knowledge, this is the first instance where the dynamics of molecular movement has been measured directly in the bone lacunar-canalicular system."
  5. Yang Li C, Majeska RJ, Laudier DM, Mann R, Schaffler MB. High-dose risedronate treatment partially preserves cancellous bone mass and microarchitecture during long-term disuse. Bone. 2005 Sep;37(3):287-95. (HSR&T PI: M.B. Schaffler) Note: The cover of this issue appears to derive from this paper. The cover can be viewed by going to the publisher's site abstract via PubMed and then clicking on the issue.
  6. Parisuthiman D, Mochida Y, Duarte WR, Yamauchi M. Biglycan modulates osteoblast differentiation and matrix mineralization. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Oct;20(10):1878-86. Epub 2005 Jun 27. (HSR&T PI: M. Yamauchi)
  7. Sitnick M, Foley AM, Brown M, Spangenburg EE. Ovariectomy prevents the recovery of atrophied gastrocnemius skeletal muscle mass. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep 8; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Hindlimb unloading used.
  8. Shaikh AG, Green AM, Ghasia FF, Newlands SD, Dickman JD, Angelaki DE. Sensory convergence solves a motion ambiguity problem. Curr Biol. 2005 Sep 20;15(18):1657-62. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Angelaki)
  9. Renninger LW, Coughlan J, Verghese P, Malik J. An information maximization model of eye movements. Adv Neural Inf Process Syst. 2005;17:1121-8. (HSR&T PI: P. Verghese)
  10. Verghese P, McKee SP. Motion grouping impairs speed discrimination. Vision Res. 2005 Sep 13; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P. Verghese)
  11. Koscheyev VS, Coca A, Leon GR, Trevino RC. Redirection of biological heat from head to hands to support finger comfort in the cold. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Sep;76(9):828-32. (HSR&T PI: V.S. Koscheyev)
  12. Duffy JF, Wright KP Jr. Entrainment of the human circadian system by light. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Aug;20(4):326-38. (HSR&T PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  13. Meyers VE, Zayzafoon M, Douglas JT, McDonald JM. RhoA and cytoskeletal disruption mediate reduced osteoblastogenesis and enhanced adipogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells in modeled microgravity. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Oct;20(10):1858-66. Epub 2005 Jun 27. (HSR&T PI: J.M. McDonald)
  14. Esue O, Tseng Y, Wirtz D. Mechanical shear can accelerate the gelation of actin filament networks. Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Jul 22;95(4):048301. Epub 2005 Jul 21. (HSR&T PI: D. Wirtz)
  15. Steinberg SL, Kluitenberg GJ, Jones SB, Daidzic NE, Reddi LN, Xiao M, Tuller M, Newman RM, Or D, Alexander JI. Physical and hydraulic properties of baked ceramic aggregates used for plant growth medium. J Am Soc Hortic Sci. 2005 Sep;130(5):767-74. (HSR&T PI: S.L. Steinberg)
  16. Furrer Chau J, Or D, Sukop MC. Simulation of gaseous diffusion in partially saturated porous media under variable gravity with lattice Boltzmann methods. Water Resour Res. 2005 Aug;41(8):W08410. (HSR&T PI: S.L. Steinberg)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Ogoh S, Brothers RM, Barnes Q, Eubank WL, Hawkins MN, Purkayastha S, O-Yurvati A, Raven PB. The cardiopulmonary baroreflex is reset during dynamic exercise. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Onishi Y, Hirasaka K, Ishihara I, Oarada M, Goto J, Ogawa T, Suzue N, Nakano S, Furochi H, Ishidoh K, Kishi K, Nikawa T. Identification of mono-ubiquitinated LDH-A in skeletal muscle cells exposed to oxidative stress. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Oct 28;336(3):799-806. Note: Includes STS-90 and hindlimb unloading results.
  3. Csukly K, Marqueste T, Gardiner P. Sensitivity of rat soleus muscle to a mechanical stimulus is decreased following hindlimb unweighting. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Zaffe D. Some considerations on biomaterials and bone. Micron. 2005 Sep 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Lammerding J, Hsiao J, Schulze PC, Kozlov S, Stewart CL, Lee RT. Abnormal nuclear shape and impaired mechanotransduction in emerin-deficient cells. J Cell Biol. 2005 Aug 29;170(5):781-91. Epub 2005 Aug 22.
  6. Mazza E, Papes O, Rubin MB, Bodner SR, Binur NS. Nonlinear elastic-viscoplastic constitutive equations for aging facial tissues. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2005 Aug 12; [Epub ahead of print] Note: From abstract: "Calculations have been performed for 30 years of exposure to gravitational forces. Progressive gravimetric soft tissue descent is simulated, which is regarded as the main indication of facial aging."
  7. Bonato F, Bubka A, Story M. Rotation direction change hastens motion sickness onset in an optokinetic drum. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Sep;76(9):823-7.
  8. Rayman RB. Human factors and spaceflight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Sep;76(9):904. Note: Editorial stressing the importance of human factors in space flight.
  9. Yates BJ, Bronstein AM. The effects of vestibular system lesions on autonomic regulation: observations, mechanisms, and clinical implications. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(3):119-29.
  10. Kaufman G, Weng T, Ruttley T. A rodent model for artificial gravity: VOR adaptation and Fos expression. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(3):131-47.
  11. Bos JE, van Erp J, Groen EL, van Veen HJ. Vestibulo-tactile interactions regarding motion perception and eye movements in yaw. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(3):149-60.
  12. Fu L, Patel MS, Bradley A, Wagner EF, Karsenty G. The molecular clock mediates leptin-regulated bone formation. Cell. 2005 Sep 9;122(5):803-15. Note: Karsenty?s earlier NASA-funded research contributed to the findings reported in this paper. The significance of the findings is described in a recent Science SAGE KE article.
  13. Limbach C, Hauslage J, Schafer C, Braun M. How to activate a plant gravireceptor. Early mechanisms of gravity sensing studied in characean rhizoids during parabolic flights. Plant Physiol. 2005 Sep 23; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight and sounding rocket results.
  14. Vergara A, Lorber B, Sauter C, Giege R, Zagari A. Lessons from crystals grown in the Advanced Protein Crystallisation Facility for conventional crystallisation applied to structural biology. Biophys Chem. 2005 Sep 6; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Review includes ISS and Shuttle results.
  15. Space life sciences: closed ecological systems: earth and space applications. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1503-663. Note: This issue contains papers from a workshop on Closed Ecological Systems: Earth and Space Applications held at the 35th COSPAR General Assembly in Paris, July 2004. 16 of the 22 papers are listed below. For a list of all 22 papers, click here or paste the following in the PubMed query box:
    adv space res [ta] 35[vi] 9[ip]
  16. Pechurkin NS. Quantitative criteria for estimation of natural and artificial ecosystems functioning. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1507-11.
  17. Somova LA, Pechurkin NS, Pisman TI. Principles of biological adaptation of organisms in artificial ecosystems to changes of environmental factors. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1512-5.
  18. Pisman TI, Galayda YV, Shirobokova IM. Experimental and mathematical modeling of the consumer's influence on productivity of algae in a model aquatic ecosystem. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1521-7.
  19. Nitta K. The Mini-Earth facility and present status of habitation experiment program. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1531-8.
  20. Nelson M, Dempster WF, Silverstone S, Alling A, Allen JP, van Thillo M. Crop yield and light/energy efficiency in a closed ecological system: Laboratory Biosphere experiments with wheat and sweet potato. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1539-43.
  21. Silverstone S, Nelson M, Alling A, Allen JP. Soil and crop management experiments in the Laboratory Biosphere: an analogue system for the Mars on Earth[R] facility. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1544-51.
  22. Dempster WF, Allen JP, Alling A, Silverstone S, Van Thillo M. Atmospheric dynamics in the "Laboratory Biosphere" with wheat and sweet potato crops. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1552-6.
  23. Zolotukhin IG, Tikhomirov AA, Kudenko YA, Gribovskaya IV. Biological and physiochemical methods for utilization of plant wastes and human exometabolites for increasing internal cycling and closure of life support systems. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1559-62.
  24. Manukovsky NS, Kovalev VS, Somova LA, Gurevich YL, Sadovsky MG. Material balance and diet in bioregenerative life support systems: connection with coefficient of closure. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1563-9.
  25. Pisman TI, Galayda YV, Loginova NS. Population dynamics of an algal-bacterial cenosis in closed ecological system. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1579-83.
  26. Kitaya Y, Azuma H, Kiyota M. Effects of temperature, CO2/O2 concentrations and light intensity on cellular multiplication of microalgae, Euglena gracilis. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1584-8.
  27. Tikhomirova NA, Ushakova SA, Kovaleva NP, Gribovskaya IV, Tikhomirov AA. Influence of high concentrations of mineral salts on production process and NaCl accumulation by Salicornia europaea plants as a constituent of the LSS phototroph link. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1589-93.
  28. Abe K, Ishikawa Y, Kibe S, Nitta K. Simulation model for the closed plant experiment facility of CEEF. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1597-608.
  29. Czupalla M, Horneck G, Blome HJ. The conceptual design of a hybrid life support system based on the evaluation and comparison of terrestrial testbeds. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1609-20.
  30. Somova LA, Pechurkin NS. Management and control of microbial populations' development in LSS of missions of different durations. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1621-5.
  31. Kitamoto J, Fukui A, Asashima M. Temporal regulation of global gene expression and cellular morphology in Xenopus kidney cells in response to clinorotation. Adv Space Res. 2005;35(9):1654-61.

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