NASA Spaceline 20 January 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006
PubMed's abstract is linked when available and each will open in a new window.
Gashev AA, Delp MD, Zawieja DC.Inhibition of the active lymph pump by simulated microgravity in rats.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Jan 6; [Epub ahead of print](HSR&T PI: M.D. Delp)Note:
From paper: ?In summary, we performed for the first time a detailed evaluation of the influence of simulated microgravity on isolated lymphatic contractile function. Using the HDT rat as a model, we found that simulated microgravity caused a potent inhibition of pressure/stretch induced responses in isolated lymphatics from all four investigated regional lymphatic beds (thoracic duct, cervical, mesenteric and femoral lymphatics).?
Koshcheev VS, Coca A, Leon GR, Maksimov AL.[Informative value of temperature parameters in different areas of the human body for correcting body thermal imbalance during extravehicular activities in cosmos]Fiziol Cheloveka. 2005 Nov-Dec;31(6):78-86. Russian.(HSR&T PI: V.S. Koscheyev)Note:
The abstract can be viewed at the publisher?s site (English translation of this journal): http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=f745535k15366530
Durante M, George K, Cucinotta FA.Chromosomes lacking telomeres are present in the progeny of human lymphocytes exposed to heavy ions.Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):51-8.(HSR&T PIs: M. Durante, F.A. Cucinotta)
Simons DM, Gardner EM, Lelkes PI.Dynamic culture in a rotating-wall vessel bioreactor differentially inhibits murine T lymphocyte activation by mitogenic stimuli upon return to static conditions in a time-dependent manner.J Appl Physiol. 2005 Dec 29; [Epub ahead of print](HSR&T PIs: D.M. Simons, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; P.I. Lelkes)
Other papers of interest:
Morukov BV, Nichiporuk IA, Tret'iakov VS, Larina IM.[Biochemical markers of bone tissue metabolism in cosmonauts after a prolonged spaceflight]Fiziol Cheloveka. 2005 Nov-Dec;31(6):73-7. Russian.Note:
ISS results. The abstract can be viewed at the publisher?s site (English translation of this journal): http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=p54372650780p337
McCulloch AD, Omens JH.Myocyte shearing, myocardial sheets, and microtubules.Circ Res. 2006 Jan 6;98(1):1-3.Note:
This editorial by PI McCulloch comments on two recent papers in this subject area (PubMed IDs 16306445 and 16339482).