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NASA Spaceline 11 November 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005

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  1. Cleek TM, Whalen RT. Effect of activity and age on long bones using a new densitometric technique. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Oct;37(10):1806-13. (HSR&T PI: R.T. Whalen)
  2. Garland EM, Winker R, Williams SM, Jiang L, Stanton K, Byrne DW, Biaggioni I, Cascorbi I, Phillips JA 3rd, Harris PA, Rudiger H, Robertson D. Endothelial NO synthase polymorphisms and postural tachycardia syndrome. Hypertension. 2005 Nov;46(5):1103-10. Epub 2005 Oct 3. (HSR&T PI: D. Robertson)
  3. Jacob G, Raj SR, Ketch T, Pavlin B, Biaggioni I, Ertl AC, Robertson D. Postural pseudoanemia: posture-dependent change in hematocrit. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005 May;80(5):611-4. (HSR&T PI: D. Robertson) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Snyder AR, Morgan WF. Lack of consensus gene expression changes associated with radiation-induced chromosomal instability. DNA Repair (Amst). 2005 Aug 15;4(9):958-70. (HSR&T PI: W.F. Morgan)
  5. Bacher JW, Abdel Megid WM, Kent-First MG, Halberg RB. Use of mononucleotide repeat markers for detection of microsatellite instability in mouse tumors. Mol Carcinog. 2005 Oct 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.W. Bacher)
  6. Phillips JA, Bonassar LJ. Matrix metalloproteinase activity synergizes with alpha2beta1 integrins to enhance collagen remodeling. Exp Cell Res. 2005 Oct 15;310(1):79-87. (HSR&T PI: J.A. Phillips, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  7. Bajpai L, Varshney M, Seubert CN, Stevens SM Jr, Johnson JV, Yost RA, Dennis DM. Mass spectral fragmentation of the intravenous anesthetic propofol and structurally related phenols. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2005 Jun;16(6):814-24. Epub 2005 Mar 24. (HSR&T PI: C.N. Seubert)
  8. Palmieri M, Kiss JZ. A novel technique for flat-embedding cryofixed plant specimens in LR white resin. Microsc Res Tech. 2005 Oct;68(2):80-4. (HSR&T PIs: M. Palmieri, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program, and J.Z. Kiss)
  9. Cano T, Murphy JC, Fox GE, Willson RC. Separation of genomic DNA from plasmid DNA by selective renaturation with immobilized metal affinity capture. Biotechnol Prog. 2005 Sep-Oct;21(5):1472-7. (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Tricarico D, Mele A, Conte Camerino D. Phenotype-dependent functional and pharmacological properties of BK channels in skeletal muscle: effects of microgravity. Neurobiol Dis. 2005 Nov;20(2):296-302. Note: Hindlimb unloading was used to simulate microgravity.
  2. Li J, Liu D, Ke HZ, Duncan RL, Turner CH. The P2X7 nucleotide receptor mediates skeletal mechanotransduction. J Biol Chem. 2005 Nov 3; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Li X, Jiang ZL, Wang GH, Fan JW. Plasma vasopressin, an etiologic factor of motion sickness in rat and human? Neuroendocrinology. 2005 Oct 17;81(6):351-359 [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Arbeille PP, Besnard SS, Kerbeci PP, Mohty DM. Portal vein cross-sectional area and flow and orthostatic tolerance: a 90-day bed rest study. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Nov;99(5):1853-7.
  5. Olson M, Solomonow M, Li L. Flexion-relaxation response to gravity. J Biomech. 2005 Oct 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Zhang FX, Lai CH, Tse YC, Shum DK, Chan YS. Expression of Trk receptors in otolith-related neurons in the vestibular nucleus of rats. Brain Res. 2005 Oct 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Usami N, Furusawa Y, Kobayashi K, Frohlich H, Lacombe S, Le Sech C. Fast He(2+) ion irradiation of DNA loaded with platinum-containing molecules. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Jul;81(7):515-22.
  8. Hone PA, Edwards AA, Lloyd DC, Moquet JE. The yield of radiation-induced chromosomal aberrations in first division human lymphocytes depends on the culture time. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Jul;81(7):523-9.
  9. Nakaya K, Hasegawa T, Flickinger JC, Kondziolka DS, Fellows-Mayle W, Gobbel GT. Sensitivity to radiation-induced apoptosis and neuron loss declines rapidly in the postnatal mouse neocortex. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Jul;81(7):545-54.
  10. Program and abstracts. Twenty-first Annual Meeting, American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology. November 1-4, 2005, Reno, NV, USA. Gravit Space Biol. 2005 Nov;19(1):i-xxviii, 1-68, A1-5. Note: This document and a capability to search the abstracts are available at ASGSB
  11. Mertens I, Vandingenen A, Johnson EC, Shafer OT, Li W, Trigg JS, De Loof A, Schoofs L, Taghert PH. PDF receptor signaling in Drosophila contributes to both circadian and geotactic behaviors. Neuron. 2005 Oct 20;48(2):213-9.
  12. Terasaka K, Blakeslee JJ, Titapiwatanakun B, Peer WA, Bandyopadhyay A, Makam SN, Lee OR, Richards EL, Murphy AS, Sato F, Yazaki K. PGP4, an ATP binding cassette P-glycoprotein, catalyzes auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Plant Cell. 2005 Nov;17(11):2922-39. Epub 2005 Oct 21. Note: Root gravitropism was reduced in pgp4 mutants.

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