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NASA Spaceline 3 March 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 3, 2006

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  1. Smith MA, Reid MB. Redox modulation of contractile function in respiratory and limb skeletal muscle. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2006 Feb 13; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.B. Reid)
  2. Mueller PJ, Sullivan MJ, Grindstaff RR, Cunningham JT, Hasser EM. Regulation of plasma vasopressin and renin activity in conscious hindlimb unloaded rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006 Feb 9; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: E.M. Hasser)
  3. Pancheva MV, Panchev VS, Suvandjieva AV, Levine BD. Lower body negative pressure vs. lower body positive pressure to prevent cardiac atrophy after bed rest and spaceflight. What caused the controversy? J Appl Physiol. 2006 Mar;100(3):1090. (HSR&T PI: B.D. Levine) Note: This is a response by Levine to a letter by Pancheva et al. questioning the use of lower body negative pressure and head-down tilt in ground-based studies.
  4. Sato M, Vaughan MB, Girard L, Peyton M, Lee W, Shames DS, Ramirez RD, Sunaga N, Gazdar AF, Shay JW, Minna JD. Multiple oncogenic changes (K-RAS(V12), p53 knockdown, mutant EGFRs, p16 bypass, telomerase) are not sufficient to confer a full malignant phenotype on human bronchial epithelial cells. Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 15;66(4):2116-28. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Minna)
  5. Klaus DM, Howard HN. Antibiotic efficacy and microbial virulence during space flight. Trends Biotechnol. 2006 March;24(3):131-6. Epub 2006 Feb 3. (HSR&T PI: H.N. Howard, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  6. Ingber DE. Mechanical control of tissue morphogenesis during embryological development. Int J Dev Biol. 2006;50(2-3):255-66. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Ingber) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Zhong W, Wang QT, Sun T, Wang F, Liu J, Leach R, Johnson A, Puscheck EE, Rappolee DA. FGF ligand family mRNA expression profile for mouse preimplantation embryos, early gestation human placenta, and mouse trophoblast stem cells. Mol Reprod Dev. 2006 May;73(5):540-50. (HSR&T PI: D.A. Rappolee)
  8. Ripp S, Jegier P, Birmele M, Johnson CM, Daumer KA, Garland JL, Sayler GS. Linking bacteriophage infection to quorum sensing signalling and bioluminescent bioreporter monitoring for direct detection of bacterial agents. J Appl Microbiol. 2006;100(3):488-99. (HSR&T PI: G.S. Sayler)
  9. Hughes-Fulford M, Li CF, Boonyaratanakornkit J, Sayyah S. Arachidonic acid activates phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling and induces gene expression in prostate cancer. Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 1;66(3):1427-33. (HSR&T PI: M. Hughes-Fulford)
  10. Buer CS, Sukumar P, Muday GK. Ethylene modulates flavonoid accumulation and gravitropic responses in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 2006 Feb 17; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.K. Muday)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Iellamo F, Di Rienzo M, Lucini D, Legramante JM, Pizzinelli P, Castiglioni P, Pigozzi F, Pagani M, Parati G. Muscle metaboreflex contribution to cardiovascular regulation during dynamic exercise in microgravity: insights from the STS-107 Columbia Shuttle Mission. J Physiol. 2006 Feb 9; [Epub ahead of print] Note: STS-107 results. This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  2. Datta N, P Pham Q, Sharma U, Sikavitsas VI, Jansen JA, Mikos AG. In vitro generated extracellular matrix and fluid shear stress synergistically enhance 3D osteoblastic differentiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Feb 21;103(8):2488-93. Epub 2006 Feb 13. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Kato T, Terashima T, Yamashita T, Hatanaka Y, Honda A, Umemura Y. Effect of low-repetition jump training on bone mineral density in young women. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Mar;100(3):839-43. Epub 2005 Nov 3.
  4. Aoki MS, Miyabara EH, Soares AG, Salvini TF, Moriscot AS. Cyclosporin-A does not affect skeletal muscle mass during disuse and recovery. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2006 Feb;39(2):243-51. Epub 2006 Feb 2. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Levitzky MG. Teaching the effects of gravity and intravascular and alveolar pressures on the distribution of pulmonary blood flow using a classic paper by West et al. Adv Physiol Educ. 2006 Mar;30(1):5-8. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Wright WG, Glasauer S. Subjective somatosensory vertical during dynamic tilt is dependent on task, inertial condition, and multisensory concordance. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Feb 7;:1-12 [Epub ahead of print] Note: Users registered at the publisher's site can currently obtain this paper online as a sample without charge.
  7. Monzani D, Setti G, Marchioni D, Genovese E, Gherpelli C, Presutti L. Repeated visually-guided saccades improves postural control in patients with vestibular disorders. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2005 Aug;25(4):224-32. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Necker R. Specializations in the lumbosacral vertebral canal and spinal cord of birds: evidence of a function as a sense organ which is involved in the control of walking. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2006 Feb 1;:1-10 [Epub ahead of print] Note: Users registered at the publisher's site can currently obtain this paper online as a sample without charge.
  9. Kundrat P. Detailed analysis of the cell-inactivation mechanism by accelerated protons and light ions. Phys Med Biol. 2006 Mar 7;51(5):1185-99. Epub 2006 Feb 8.
  10. Pandey R, Shankar BS, Sharma D, Sainis KB. Low dose radiation induced immunomodulation: Effect on macrophages and CD8(+) T cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Nov;81(11):801-12.
  11. Campa A, Ballarini F, Belli M, Cherubini R, Dini V, Esposito G, Friedland W, Gerardi S, Molinelli S, Ottolenghi A, Paretzke H, Simone G, Tabocchini MA. DNA DSB induced in human cells by charged particles and gamma rays: Experimental results and theoretical approaches. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Nov;81(11):841-54.
  12. Crawford-Young SJ. Effects of microgravity on cell cytoskeleton and embryogenesis. Int J Dev Biol. 2006;50(2-3):183-91. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  13. Newman SA, Forgacs G, Muller GB. Before programs: The physical origination of multicellular forms. Int J Dev Biol. 2006;50(2-3):289-99. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  14. Aloni R, Aloni E, Langhans M, Ullrich CI. Role of cytokinin and auxin in shaping root architecture: Regulating vascular differentiation, lateral root initiation, root apical dominance and root gravitropism. Ann Bot (Lond). 2006 Feb 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Flouris AD, Cheung SS. Design and control optimization of microclimate liquid cooling systems underneath protective clothing. Ann Biomed Eng. 2006 Feb 7;:1-14 [Epub ahead of print] Note: Users registered at the publisher's site can currently obtain this paper online as a sample without charge.
  16. Matziolis G, Tuischer J, Kasper G, Thompson M, Bartmeyer B, Krocker D, Perka C, Duda G. Simulation of cell differentiation in fracture healing-mechanically loaded composite scaffolds in a novel bioreactor system. Tissue Eng. 2006 Jan;12(1):201-8. Epub 2006 Jan 27.

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