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NASA Spaceline 17 March 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. McClung JM, Davis JM, Wilson ME, Goldsmith EC, Carson JA. Estrogen status and skeletal muscle recovery from disuse atrophy. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.M. McClung, American College of Sports Medicine/NASA student grant)
  2. Colby CL, Berman RA, Heiser LM, Saunders RC. Corollary discharge and spatial updating: when the brain is split, is space still unified? Prog Brain Res. 2005;149:187-205. (HSR&T PI: L.M. Heiser, Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  3. Petrov Y, Verghese P, McKee SP. Collinear facilitation is largely uncertainty reduction. J Vis. 2006 Feb 23;6(2):170-8. (HSR&T PI: P. Verghese) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Liu HH, Payne HR, Wang B, Brady ST. Gender differences in response of hippocampus to chronic glucocorticoid stress: Role of glutamate receptors. J Neurosci Res. 2006 Apr;83(5):775-86. Epub 2006 Feb 23. (HSR&T PI: S.T. Brady)
  5. Paul S, Gros L, Laval J, Sutherland BM. Expression of the E. coli fpg protein in CHO cells lowers endogenous oxypurine clustered damage levels and decreases accumulation of endogenous Hprt mutations. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2006 Mar 3; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: B.M. Sutherland, A.M. Gewirtz)
  6. Sakamoto K, Liu C, Kasamatsu M, Iuvone PM, Tosini G. Intraocular injection of kainic acid does not abolish the circadian rhythm of arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase mRNA in rat photoreceptors. Mol Vis. 2006 Feb 23;12:117-24. (HSR&T PI: G. Tosini) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Zhang Z, Jackson GW, Fox GE, Willson RC. Microbial identification by mass cataloging. BMC Bioinformatics. 2006 Mar 8;7(1):117 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Crucian B, Nelman-Gonzalez M, Sams C. Rapid flow cytometry method for quantitation of LFA-1-adhesive T cells. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2006 Mar;13(3):403-8.
  9. Ciszak EM, Makal A, Hong YS, Vettaikkorumakankauv AK, Korotchkina LG, Patel MS. How dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase-binding protein binds dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase in the human pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jan 6;281(1):648-55. Epub 2005 Nov 1. (HSR&T PI: E.M. Ciszak)
  10. Matus DQ, Thomsen GH, Martindale MQ. Dorso/ventral genes are asymmetrically expressed and involved in germ-layer demarcation during cnidarian gastrulation. Curr Biol. 2006 Mar 7;16(5):499-505. (HSR&T PI: M.Q. Martindale)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Fisher JP, Ogoh S, Dawson EA, Fadel PJ, Secher NH, Raven PB, White MJ. Cardiac and vasomotor components of the carotid baroreflex control of arterial blood pressure during isometric exercise in humans. J Physiol. 2006 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  2. Fredberg JJ, Kamm RD. Stress transmission in the lung: Pathways from organ to molecule. Annu Rev Physiol. 2006 Mar 17;68:507-541.
  3. Avti PK, Pathak CM, Kumar S, Kaushik G, Kaushik T, Farooque A, Khanduja KL, Sharma SC. Low dose gamma-irradiation differentially modulates antioxidant defense in liver and lungs of Balb/c mice. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Dec;81(12):901-10.
  4. Somodi Z, Zyuzikov NA, Kashino G, Trott KR, Prise KM. Radiation-induced genomic instability in repair deficient mutants of Chinese hamster cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 2005 Dec;81(12):929-36.
  5. Manti L. Does reduced gravity alter cellular response to ionizing radiation? Radiat Environ Biophys. 2006 Mar 8; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Users registered at the publisher's site can currently obtain this paper online as a sample without charge.
  6. Gibson TM. The bioethics of enhancing human performance for spaceflight. J Med Ethics. 2006 Mar;32(3):129-32.
  7. Lange SA, Roth G, Wittemann S, Lacoste T, Vetter A, Grassle J, Kopta S, Kolleck M, Breitinger B, Wick M, Horber JK, Dubel S, Bernard A. Measuring biomolecular binding events with a compact disc player device. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2005 Dec 23;45(2):270-3. Note: This paper describes a simple, low-cost technique using CDs that may provide a high-resolution imaging capability for complex immunoassays. Former PI FS Ligler and JS Erickson descibe the potential of this approach in a News and Views article in Nature (PMID 16525456): ?The combination of ? fluidic approaches with in situ signal generation as demonstrated by Lange et al. could potentially lead to a sea change in medical diagnostics. Imagine in the future buying a ?respiratory pathogen CD? from the local pharmacy when you catch a cold, inserting your self-test swab and placing it in your portable player to find out whether you should take antibiotics or stick to the chicken soup.?
  8. Infanger M, Kossmehl P, Shakibaei M, Baatout S, Witzing A, Grosse J, Bauer J, Cogoli A, Faramarzi S, Derradji H, Neefs M, Paul M, Grimm D. Induction of three-dimensional assembly and increase in apoptosis of human endothelial cells by simulated microgravity: Impact of vascular endothelial growth factor. Apoptosis. 2006 Mar 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Wang JH, Thampatty BP. An introductory review of cell mechanobiology. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2006 Mar;5(1):1-16. Epub 2006 Jan 28. Note: Users registered at the publisher's site can currently obtain this paper online as a sample without charge.
  10. Inanc B, Elcin AE, Elcin YM. Osteogenic induction of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts under two- and three-dimensional culture conditions. Tissue Eng. 2006 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Used ?the NASA-approved bioreactor? (from abstract).
  11. Gomes ME, Bossano CM, Johnston CM, Reis RL, Mikos AG. In vitro localization of bone growth factors in constructs of biodegradable scaffolds seeded with marrow stromal cells and cultured in a flow perfusion bioreactor. Tissue Eng. 2006 Jan;12(1):177-88.
  12. Abas L, Benjamins R, Malenica N, Paciorek T, Wirniewska J, Moulinier-Anzola JC, Sieberer T, Friml J, Luschnig C. Intracellular trafficking and proteolysis of the Arabidopsis auxin-efflux facilitator PIN2 are involved in root gravitropism. Nat Cell Biol. 2006 Mar;8(3):249-56. Epub 2006 Feb 19.
  13. Wang G, Chen H, Li G, Chen L, Li D, Hu C, Chen K, Liu Y. Population growth and physiological characteristics of microalgae in a miniaturized bioreactor during space flight. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Mar;58(5):264-9. Note: Chinese satellite results.
  14. Genta G, Rycroft M. Will space actually be the final frontier of humankind? Acta Astronaut. 2006 Mar;58(5):287-95.
  15. Francia N, Corazzi G, Petruzzi S, Santucci D, Alleva E. Behavioural responses to hypergravity in the CD-1 mouse. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Apr;58(8):401-10.

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