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NASA Spaceline 10 February 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

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  1. Hodgson JA, Finni T, Lai AM, Edgerton VR, Sinha S. Influence of structure on the tissue dynamics of the human soleus muscle observed in MRI studies during isometric contractions. J Morphol. 2006 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S. Sinha)
  2. Peirson S, Foster RG. Melanopsin: another way of signaling light. Neuron. 2006 Feb 2;49(3):331-9. (HSR&T PI: R.G. Foster)
  3. Hada M, Sutherland BM. Spectrum of complex DNA damages depends on the incident radiation. Radiat Res. 2006 Feb;165(2):223-30. (HSR&T PIs: B.M. Sutherland, A Gewirtz)
  4. Matthews BD, Overby DR, Mannix R, Ingber DE. Cellular adaptation to mechanical stress: role of integrins, Rho, cytoskeletal tension and mechanosensitive ion channels. J Cell Sci. 2006 Feb 1;119(Pt 3):508-18. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Ingber)
  5. Sumanasekera WK, Zhao L, Ivanova M, Morgan DD, Noisin EL, Keynton RS, Klinge CM. Effect of estradiol and dihydrotestosterone on hypergravity-induced MAPK signaling and occludin expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Cell Tissue Res. 2006 Jan 24;:1-11 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  6. Putonti C, Chumakov S, Mitra R, Fox GE, Willson RC, Fofanov Y. Human-blind probes and primers for dengue virus identification. FEBS J. 2006 Jan;273(2):398-408. (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox)
  7. Conway G, Torrejon M, Lin S, Reinsch S. Fluorescent tagged analysis of neural gene function using mosaics in zebrafish and Xenopus laevis. Brain Res. 2006 Jan 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. David-Fung ES, Yui MA, Morales M, Wang H, Taghon T, Diamond RA, Rothenberg EV. Progression of regulatory gene expression states in fetal and adult pro-T-cell development. Immunol Rev. 2006 Feb;209:212-36. (HSR&T PI: E.V. Rothenberg)
  9. Song CJ, Steinebrunner I, Wang X, Stout SC, Roux SJ. Extracellular ATP induces the accumulation of superoxide via NADPH oxidases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 2006 Jan 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.C. Scout, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Salingcarnboriboon R, Tsuji K, Komori T, Nakashima K, Ezura Y, Noda M. Runx2 is a target of mechanical unloading to alter osteoblastic activity and bone formation in vivo. Endocrinology. 2006 Feb 2; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  2. Aleksandrova NP, Baranov VM, Tikhonov MA, Kolesnikov VI, Kotov AN, Kochanov VS. [The effect of head-down hypokinesia on functional state of diaphragm in rats] Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2005 Nov;91(11):1312-9. Russian.
  3. Berezovs'kyi VIa, Levashov OM, Safonov SL, Levashov MI, Litovka IH. [Impedance testing of compact bone tissue in hypokinetic rats] Fiziol Zh. 2005;51(5):23-30. Ukrainian.
  4. Nishikawa M, Ohgushi H, Tamai N, Osuga K, Uemura M, Yoshikawa H, Myoui A. The effect of simulated microgravity by three-dimensional clinostat on bone tissue engineering. Cell Transplant. 2005;14(10):829-35.
  5. Kiss PJ, Knisz J, Zhang Y, Baltrusaitis J, Sigmund CD, Thalmann R, Smith RJ, Verpy E, Banfi B. Inactivation of NADPH oxidase organizer 1 results in severe imbalance. Curr Biol. 2006 Jan 24;16(2):208-13. Note: Possible role in otoconia formation is described.
  6. Gosseye TP, Willems PA, Heglund NC. Design of an active gravity simulator. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2005 Sep;Supp 1:121-2.
  7. Rosant C, Perot C. Simulated microgravity affects passive incremental stiffness and spindle efficacy of the rat soleus muscle. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2005 Sep;Supp 1:241-2.
  8. White O, Lefevre P, Thonnard JL. Eye-hand coordination in controlled collisions in altered gravity. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2005 Sep;Supp 1:281.
  9. Okazaki R, Moon Y, Norimura T, Eling T. Ionizing radiation enhances the expression of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-activated gene (NAG1) by increasing the expression of TP53 in human colon cancer cells. Radiat Res. 2006 Feb;165(2):125-30.
  10. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Atkinson S, Wong CS. Early gene expression profile in mouse brain after exposure to ionizing radiation. Radiat Res. 2006 Feb;165(2):142-54.
  11. Nowak E, Etienne O, Millet P, Lages CS, Mathieu C, Mouthon MA, Boussin FD. Radiation-induced H2AX phosphorylation and neural precursor apoptosis in the developing brain of mice. Radiat Res. 2006 Feb;165(2):155-64.
  12. Heiss M, Fischer BE, Jakob B, Fournier C, Becker G, Taucher-Scholz G. Targeted irradiation of mammalian cells using a heavy-ion microprobe. Radiat Res. 2006 Feb;165(2):231-9.
  13. Sommer S, Buraczewska I, Wojewodzka M, Bouzyk E, Szumiel I, Wojcik A. The radiation sensitivity of human chromosomes 2, 8 and 14 in peripheral blood lymphocytes of seven donors. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Oct;81(10):741-9.
  14. Spadaro JA, Horton JA, Margulies BS, Luther J, Strauss JA, Farnum CE, Damron TA. Radioprotectant combinations spare radiation-induced damage to the physis more than fractionation alone. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Oct;81(10):759-65.
  15. Habitation 2006 Conference abstracts, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, FL. Habitation (Elmsford). 2006;10(3-4):127-256.
  16. Yuan M, Jiang SZ, Li ZL, Wang DS. Effects of tail suspension on phosphorylation status of ERK1/2 in rat soleus muscle. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):313-7.
  17. Zhang H, Sun YQ, Zhang FY, Zhang DM, Jia XZ, Xu DC, Li CM. [Effects of simulated microgravity on morphology of human umbilical vein endothelial cells and its production of NO] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):324-8. Chinese. Note: Microgravity simulated by a clinostat.
  18. Feng HZ, Yu ZB. [Effects of K+ channel alteration on fatigability of high-frequency tetanic contraction in mouse atrophic soleus] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):329-33. Chinese. Note: Hindlimb suspension was used.
  19. Fei J, Wu B, Zhang CL, You GX, Liu YQ, Jiang SZ, Wang ZY, Geng ZL, Jiao XH. [Application of multislice spiral CT (MSCT) in studies of multi-organ injury under +Gx in rhesus monkey] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):334-8. Chinese. Note: The objective was to study injuries under high G forces that might occur during spacecraft emergency return.
  20. Xie Q, Shi HZ, Li YZ, Wu YL, Ma YB, Su SN. [Biodestructive capability of several microorganisms on space structural materials in space] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):339-43. Chinese. Note: Fungi were grown in space for 7 months, probably on a Chinese satellite.
  21. Ai WD, Guo SS, Deng YB, Tang YK, Qin LF. [Experimental study of special long-effect controlled-releasing fertilizers in controlled ecological life support system] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):347-9. Chinese.
  22. Wu HJ, Jiang YD, Liu WX, Zhang ZY, Feng XZ, Xia QC, Ding SJ, Wu GD, Li Q. [A3-2 continuous free-flow electrophoresis device for separation of model proteins] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):355-9. Chinese. Note: Experiments were performed on Shenzhou-4 spacecraft.
  23. Li ZL, Jiang SZ. [Progress in research of vascular contractility under weightlessness or simulated weightlessness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Oct;18(5):387-90. Review. Chinese.

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