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NASA Spaceline 18 November 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2005

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  1. Debold EP, Romatowski JG, Fitts RH. The depressive effect of Pi on the force-calcium relationship in skinned single muscle fibers is temperature dependent. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Nov 9; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.H. Fitts)
  2. Lawler JM, Song W, Kwak HB. Differential response of heat shock proteins to hindlimb unloading and reloading in the soleus. Muscle Nerve. 2005 Oct 28; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.M. Lawler?, American College of Sports Medicine/NASA Space Physiology Research Grant)
  3. Lackner JR, Dizio P. Motor control and learning in altered dynamic environments. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2005 Nov 2; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
  4. Sokolov MV, Smilenov LB, Hall EJ, Panyutin IG, Bonner WM, Sedelnikova OA. Ionizing radiation induces DNA double-strand breaks in bystander primary human fibroblasts. Oncogene. 2005 Nov 10;24(49):7257-65. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Persaud R, Zhou H, Baker SE, Hei TK, Hall EJ. Assessment of low linear energy transfer radiation-induced bystander mutagenesis in a three-dimensional culture model. Cancer Res. 2005 Nov 1;65(21):9876-82. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  6. Plan Y, Hlatky L, Hahnfeldt P, Sachs R, Loucas B, Cornforth M. Full-color painting reveals an excess of radiation-induced dicentrics involving homologous chromosomes. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Oct 19; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: L. Hlatky, M. Cornforth)
  7. Chiang CS, Shirinian L, Sukharev S. Capping transmembrane helices of MscL with aromatic residues changes channel response to membrane stretch. Biochemistry. 2005 Sep 20;44(37):12589-97. (HSR&T PI: S. Sukharev)
  8. Musgrave ME, Kuang A, Tuominen LK, Levine LH, Morrow RC. Seed storage reserves and glucosinolates in Brassica rapa L. grown on the International Space Station. J Am Soc Hortic Sci. 2005 Nov;130(6):848-56. (HSR&T PI: M.E. Musgrave) Note: Reports ISS results. This research was featured on the cover of this issue of the journal.
  9. Frantz JM, Bugbee B. Acclimation of plant populations to shade: Photosynthesis, respiration, and carbon use efficiency. J Am Soc Hortic Sci. 2005 Nov;130(6):918-27. (HSR&T PIs: J.M. Frantz, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program, B. Bugbee)
  10. Poupart J, Rashotte AM, Muday GK, Waddell CS. The rib1 mutant of Arabidopsis has alterations in indole-3-butyric acid transport, hypocotyl elongation, and root architecture. Plant Physiol. 2005 Nov;139(3):1460-71. Epub 2005 Oct 28. (HSR&T PIs: NSCORT in Plant Gravitational Biology; G.K. Muday)
  11. Theroux MC, Oberman KG, Lahaye J, Boyce BA, Duhadaway D, Miller F, Akins RE. Dysmorphic neuromuscular junctions associated with motor ability in cerebral palsy. Muscle Nerve. 2005 Nov;32(5):626-32. (HSR&T PI: R.E. Akins)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Siu PM, Pistilli EE, Murlasits Z, Alway SE. Hindlimb unloading increases muscle content of cytosolic but not nuclear Id2 and p53 proteins in young adult and aged rats. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Nov 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Treffort N, Picquet F, Petit J, Falempin M. The structure and response properties of Golgi tendon organs in control and hypodynamia-hypokinesia rats. Exp Neurol. 2005 Oct;195(2):313-21.
  3. Belin de Chantemele E, Gauquelin-Koch G, Duvareille M, Pellet N, Gharib C, Custaud MA. Blood volume measurement: The comparison of pulse dye densitometry and Dill and Costill's methods. Life Sci. 2005 Oct 27; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Methodology was tested during a 90-day microgravity simulation by head-down-tilt bed rest.
  4. Burrowes KS, Hunter PJ, Tawhai MH. Investigation of the relative effects of vascular branching structure and gravity on pulmonary arterial blood flow heterogeneity via an image-based computational model. Acad Radiol. 2005 Nov;12(11):1464-74.
  5. Li N, Angelaki DE. Updating visual space during motion in depth. Neuron. 2005 Oct 6;48(1):149-58.
  6. Kobayashi A, Cheung B. Detection of cerebral oxyhaemoglobin changes during vestibular Coriolis cross-coupling stimulation using near infrared spectroscopy. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Oct 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Erofeeva LM, Krasnov IB, Sapin MR. Changes in the rat thymus cytoarchitectonics during repeated exposure to hypergravitation. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2005 Aug;140(2):246-8. English, Russian.
  8. Hirayama R, Furusawa Y, Fukawa T, Ando K. Repair kinetics of DNA-DSB induced by X-rays or carbon ions under oxic and hypoxic conditions. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2005 Sep;46(3):325-32. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Mehnati P, Morimoto S, Yatagai F, Furusawa Y, Kobayashi Y, Wada S, Kanai T, Hanaoka F, Sasaki H. Exploration of "over kill effect" of high-LET Ar- and Fe-ions by evaluating the fraction of non-hit cell and interphase death. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2005 Sep;46(3):343-50. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  10. No authors listed. [Monitoring of microbial degraders in manned space stations] Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol. 2005 Jul-Aug;41(4):435-43. Russian.
  11. Lamarca HL, Ott CM, Honer Zu Bentrup K, Leblanc CL, Pierson DL, Nelson AB, Scandurro AB, Whitley GS, Nickerson CA, Morris CA. Three-dimensional growth of extravillous cytotrophoblasts promotes differentiation and invasion. Placenta. 2005 Nov;26(10):709-20. Epub 2005 Jan 25. Note: Used rotating wall vessel bioreactor.
  12. Shitanda I, Takada K, Sakai Y, Tatsuma T. Amperometric biosensing systems based on motility and gravitaxis of flagellate algae for aquatic risk assessment. Anal Chem. 2005 Oct 15;77(20):6715-8. Note: From abstract: "In comparison with the conventional algal biosensors monitoring the photosynthetic activity, the gravitaxis-based thin-layer sensor was more sensitive by more than 1 order of magnitude."
  13. Schilling N. Ontogenetic development of locomotion in small mammals--a kinematic study. J Exp Biol. 2005 Nov 1;208(Pt 21):4013-34.
  14. Woll K, Borsuk LA, Stransky H, Nettleton D, Schnable PS, Hochholdinger F. Isolation, characterization, and pericycle-specific transcriptome analyses of the novel maize lateral and seminal root initiation mutant rum1. Plant Physiol. 2005 Nov;139(3):1255-67. Epub 2005 Oct 7. Note: Mutant exhibits a delayed gravitropic response.
  15. Cosgrove DJ. Growth of the plant cell wall. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Nov;6(11):850-61.

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