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NASA Spaceline 24 March 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 24, 2006

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  1. Steppan J, Ryoo S, Schuleri KH, Gregg C, Hasan RK, White AR, Bugaj LJ, Khan M, Santhanam L, Nyhan D, Shoukas AA, Hare JM, Berkowitz DE. Arginase modulates myocardial contractility by a nitric oxide synthase 1-dependent mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Mar 21;103(12):4759-64. Epub 2006 Mar 13. (HSR&T PI: A.A. Shoukas)
  2. Mukkamala R, Reisner AT, Hojman HM, Mark RG, Cohen RJ. Continuous cardiac output monitoring by peripheral blood pressure waveform analysis. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 Mar;53(3):459-67. (HSR&T PIs: R.G. Mark, R.J. Cohen)
  3. Lin W, Mittra E, Qin YX. Determination of ultrasound phase velocity in trabecular bone using time dependent phase tracking technique. J Biomech Eng. 2006 Feb;128(1):24-9. (HSR&T PI: Y.X. Qin)
  4. Pawelczyk JA. Big concepts, small "N." J Physiol. 2006 Mar 16; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This is a commentary on a paper by Iellamo et al. reporting STS-107 results (PMID 16469787, List #292). Both papers can currently be obtained online without charge, which may no longer be so once the print issue appears.
  5. Zakir M, Dickman JD. Regeneration of vestibular otolith afferents after ototoxic damage. J Neurosci. 2006 Mar 15;26(11):2881-93. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Dickman)
  6. Bermingham-McDonogh O, Oesterle EC, Stone JS, Hume CR, Huynh HM, Hayashi T. Expression of Prox1 during mouse cochlear development. J Comp Neurol. 2006 May 10;496(2):172-86. (HSR&T PI: J.S. Stone)
  7. Samanta MP, Tongprasit W, Sethi H, Chin CS, Stolc V. Global identification of noncoding RNAs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by modulating an essential RNA processing pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Mar 14;103(11):4192-7. Epub 2006 Mar 6. (HSR&T PI: V. Stolc) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Cantero A, Barthakur S, Bushart TJ, Chou S, Morgan RO, Fernandez MP, Clark GB, Roux SJ. Expression profiling of the Arabidopsis annexin gene family during germination, de-etiolation and abiotic stress. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2006 Feb 28; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.J. Roux)
  9. Song B, Leff LG. Influence of magnesium ions on biofilm formation by Pseudomonas fluorescens. Microbiol Res. 2006 Mar 3; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.G. Leff)
  10. Buckey JC Jr. Space physiology. New York : Oxford University Press, 304 p, 2006. (HSR&T PI: J.C. Buckey) Note: Information about the book can be obtained at Oxford University Press, NLM Catalog, Library of Congress, or Amazon sites.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Mitsis GD, Zhang R, Levine BD, Marmarelis VZ. Cerebral hemodynamics during orthostatic stress assessed by nonlinear modeling. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Raffai G, Kocsis L, Meszaros M, Monos E, Dezsi L. Inverse-orthostasis may induce elevation of blood pressure due to sympathetic activation. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2006 Feb;47(2):287-94.
  3. Shimada Y, Sakuraba T, Matsunaga T, Misawa A, Kawatani M, Itoi E. Effects of therapeutic magnetic stimulation on acute muscle atrophy in rats after hindlimb suspension. Biomed Res. 2006 Feb;27(1):23-7. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Frankel VH, McLeod KJ. Calf muscle pump stimulation as an adjunct to orthopaedic surgery. Surg Technol Int. 2005;14:297-304. Note: From abstract: ??MMS (micromechanical stimulation) may provide a non-drug treatment for maintaining bone mass during bed rest, or possibly increasing bone mass following extended bed rest.?
  5. Ohira Y, Kawano F, Wang XD, Sudoh M, Iwashita Y, Majima HJ, Nonaka I. Irreversible morphological changes in leg bone following chronic gravitational unloading of growing rats. Life Sci. 2006 Mar 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Abstracts of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 14-18, 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Mar;77(3):215-353.
  7. Hawkins RD, Helms CA, Winston JB, Warchol ME, Lovett M. Applying genomics to the avian inner ear: Development of subtractive cDNA resources for exploring sensory function and hair cell regeneration. Genomics. 2006 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Banaz-Yasar F, Tischka R, Iliakis G, Winterhager E, Gellhaus A. Cell line specific modulation of connexin43 expression after exposure to ionizing radiation. Cell Commun Adhes. 2005 Sep-Dec;12(5):249-59.
  9. Cottingham K. The proteomics of weightlessness. J Proteome Res. 2006 Mar;5(3):468. Note: This is a commentary on a paper by Sarkar et al. (PMID 16512669, Current Awareness List 3/10/06). This commentary can currently be obtained online without charge.
  10. Dai ZQ, Li YH, Ding B, Yang F, Tan YJ, Nie JL, Yu JR. [Disruption of microfilament cytoskeleton induced by simulated microgravity increases the activity of COL1A1 promoter.] Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2006 Feb 25;58(1):53-7. Chinese. Note: This paper, which is in Chinese, can be obtained online without charge. It includes some Foton-M1 flight results for comparison to simulated microgravity and controls.
  11. Del Seppia C, Mezzasalma L, Messerotti M, Cordelli A, Ghione S. Simulation of the geomagnetic field experienced by the International Space Station in its revolution around the Earth: Effects on psychophysiological responses to affective picture viewing. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Mar 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Nakabayashi I, Karahara I, Tamaoki D, Masuda K, Wakasugi T, Yamada K, Soga K, Hoson T, Kamisaka S. Hypergravity stimulus enhances primary xylem development and decreases mechanical properties of secondary cell walls in inflorescence stems of Arabidopsis thaliana. Ann Bot (Lond). 2006 Mar 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Peng X, Grosse B, Le Tiec B, Nicolas V, Delagebeaudeuf C, Bedda T, Decaens C, Cassio D. How to induce non-polarized cells of hepatic origin to express typical hepatocyte polarity: generation of new highly polarized cell models with developed and functional bile canaliculi. Cell Tissue Res. 2006 Feb;323(2):233-43. Epub 2005 Oct 18. Note: Part of the study used a Rotary Cell Culture System.
  14. Kozyrovska NO, Lutvynenko TL, Korniichuk OS, Kovalchuk MV, Voznyuk TM, Kononuchenko O, Zaetz I, Rogutskyy IS, Mytrokhyn OV, Mashkovska SP, Foing BH, Kordyum VA. Growing pioneer plants for a lunar base. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(1):93-9. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  15. Horneck G, Comet B. General human health issues for Moon and Mars missions: Results from the HUMEX study. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(1):100-8. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

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