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NASA Spaceline 17 February 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2006

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  1. Zhong N, Gersch RP, Hadjiargyrou M. Wnt signaling activation during bone regeneration and the role of Dishevelled in chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation. Bone. 2006 Feb 2; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M. Hadjiargyrou)
  2. Forth KE, Metter EJ, Paloski WH. Age associated differences in postural equilibrium control: A comparison between EQscore and minimum time to contact (TTC(min)). Gait Posture. 2006 Feb 4; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: W.H. Paloski)
  3. Layne CS, Mulavara AP, McDonald PV, Pruett CJ, Kozlovskaya IB, Bloomberg JJ. Alterations in human neuromuscular activation during overground locomotion after long-duration spaceflight. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):1-15. (HSR&T PIs: C.S. Layne, J.J. Bloomberg) Note: Mir results. This issue of the Journal of Gravitational Physiology, dated December 2004, was recently published.
  4. Kim SJ, Roy RR, Kim JA, Manning KM, Zhong H, Bigbee AJ, Gosselink KL, Grindeland RE, Edgerton VR. Differential effects of long-term hindlimb unloading on a slow and fast extensor and a fast flexor in adult rats. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):35-45. (HSR&T PI: V.R. Edgerton)
  5. Aviles H, Belay T, Sonnenfeld G, Girten B, Dalton B, Barrett J. Role of gender in the induction of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in mice fed a unique foodbar diet. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):47-55. (HSR&T PI: G. Sonnenfeld)
  6. Klement BJ, George BJ, Young QM, Spooner BS. Tissue growth and mineralization in the rotating wall vessel and in spaceflight. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):67-81. (HSR&T PIs: B.J. Klement, B.S. Spooner) Note: Paper reports on ground experiments that replicated STS-54, -60, -63, and -77 experiments, and compares ground results to the space flight results.
  7. Wan XS, Ware JH, Zhou Z, Donahue JJ, Guan J, Kennedy AR. Protection against radiation-induced oxidative stress in cultured human epithelial cells by treatment with antioxidant agents. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Feb 9; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Kennedy)
  8. Davidson EH, Erwin DH. Gene regulatory networks and the evolution of animal body plans. Science. 2006 Feb 10;311(5762):796-800. Review. (HSR&T PI: E.H. Davidson)
  9. Dixit R, Cyr R, Gilroy S. Using intrinsically fluorescent proteins for plant cell imaging. Plant J. 2006 Feb;45(4):599-615. (HSR&T PI: S. Gilroy) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  10. Kommu SS, Andrews RJ, Mah RW. Real-time multiple microsensor tissue recognition and its potential application in the management of prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2006 Feb;97(2):222-3.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Bondesen BA, Mills ST, Pavlath GK. The COX-2 pathway regulates growth of atrophied muscle via multiple mechanisms. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. David V, Lafage-Proust MH, Laroche N, Christian A, Ruegsegger P, Vico L. Two-week longitudinal survey of bone architecture alteration in the hindlimb-unloaded rat model of bone loss: sex differences. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Mar;290(3):E440-7.
  3. Jacob G, Garland EM, Costa F, Stein CM, Xie HG, Robertson RM, Biaggioni I, Robertson D. {beta}2-adrenoceptor genotype and function affect hemodynamic profile heterogeneity in postural tachycardia syndrome. Hypertension. 2006 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Cenciarini M, Peterka RJ. Stimulus-dependent changes in the vestibular contribution to human postural control. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Custaud MA, Belin de Chantemele E, Blanc S, Gauquelin-Koch G, Gharib C. [Regulation de la volemie au cours d?une simulation d?impesanteur de longue duree.] Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2005 Dec;83(12):1147-1153. French. Note: Reports 90-day head-down bed rest results.
  6. Dumontheil I, Panagiotaki P, Berthoz A. Dual adaptation to sensory conflicts during whole-body rotations. Brain Res. 2006 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Lychakov DV, Rebane YT. Otolith mass asymmetry in 18 species of fish and pigeon. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):17-33.
  8. Braubach OR, Croll RP. Evidence that histamine acts as a neurotransmitter in statocyst hair cells in the snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):57-65.
  9. Peana AT, Sechi S, Chessa ML, Deligios M, Meloni MA, Pippia P. Effects of conditions of three-dimensional clinostating on carrageenin-induced paw oedema and hyperalgesia in rat. J Gravit Physiol. 2004 Dec;11(3):83-91. Note: Rats were rotated on a clinostat.
  10. Sowa M, Arthurs BJ, Estes BJ, Morgan WF. Effects of ionizing radiation on cellular structures, induced instability and carcinogenesis. EXS. 2006;(96):293-301.
  11. Karcher H, Lee SE, Kaazempur-Mofrad MR, Kamm RD. A coarse-grained model for force-induced protein deformation and kinetics. Biophys J. 2006 Jan 27; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Haga K, Iino M. Asymmetric distribution of auxin correlates with gravitropism and phototropism but not with autostraightening (autotropism) in pea epicotyls. J Exp Bot. 2006 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  13. Wang H, Zheng HQ, Sha W, Zeng R, Xia QC. A proteomic approach to analysing responses of Arabidopsis thaliana callus cells to clinostat rotation. J Exp Bot. 2006 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  14. Mergeay M. Editorial. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):1-4. Epub 2005 Dec 13. Note: This issue on ?Space Microbiology? contains 11 papers associated with the 3rd International Workshop on Space Microbiology held May 22-25, 2005 at the Belgian Research Center for Nuclear Energy. Seven of the papers are listed below. Of the other four papers not listed here, one paper appeared in an earlier list as an epub (list #285, PMID 16364606), and three papers discussed planetary protection and astrobiology (PMID 16431088, 16376523, 16431085).
  15. Pillinger JM, Pillinger CT, Sancisi-Frey S, Spry JA. The microbiology of spacecraft hardware: Lessons learned from the planetary protection activities on the Beagle 2 spacecraft. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):19-24. Epub 2005 Dec 19.
  16. Sancisi-Frey S, Spry JA, Garry J, Pillinger JM. Atmospheric entry simulations of Mars lander bioload-experiments in support of Beagle 2. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):25-9. Epub 2005 Dec 7.
  17. Rabbow E, Stojicic N, Walrafen D, Baumstark-Khan C, Rettberg P, Schulze-Varnholt D, Franz M, Reitz G. The SOS-LUX-TOXICITY-Test on the International Space Station. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):30-6. Epub 2005 Dec 6.
  18. Sand W, Gehrke T. Extracellular polymeric substances mediate bioleaching/biocorrosion via interfacial processes involving iron(III) ions and acidophilic bacteria. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):49-56. Epub 2005 Dec 15.
  19. Lehto KM, Lehto HJ, Kanervo EA. Suitability of different photosynthetic organisms for an extraterrestrial biological life support system. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):69-76. Epub 2005 Dec 7.
  20. Hendrickx L, De Wever H, Hermans V, Mastroleo F, Morin N, Wilmotte A, Janssen P, Mergeay M. Microbial ecology of the closed artificial ecosystem MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative): Reinventing and compartmentalizing the Earth's food and oxygen regeneration system for long-haul space exploration missions. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):77-86. Epub 2005 Dec 9.
  21. Lytvynenko T, Zaetz I, Voznyuk T, Kovalchuk M, Rogutskyy I, Mytrokhyn O, Lukashov D, Estrella-Liopis V, Borodinova T, Mashkovska S, Foing B, Kordyum V, Kozyrovska N. A rationally assembled microbial community for growing Tagetes patula L. in a lunar greenhouse. Res Microbiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;157(1):87-92. Epub 2005 Dec 1.

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