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NASA Spaceline 21 April 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006

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  1. Pierre MC, Genc KO, Litow M, Humphreys B, Rice AJ, Maender CC, Cavanagh PR. Comparison of knee motion on Earth and in space: an observational study. J Neuroengineering Rehabil. 2006 Apr 13;3(1):8 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P.R. Cavanagh) Note: ISS results. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Beisel KW, Wang-Lundberg Y, Maklad A, Fritzsch B. Development and evolution of the vestibular sensory apparatus of the mammalian ear. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(5-6):225-41. (HSR&T PI: B. Fritzsch) Note: Review of the molecular aspects of vestibular ear development.
  3. Mulavara AP, Houser J, Miller C, Bloomberg JJ. Full-body gaze control mechanisms elicited during locomotion: Effects of VOR adaptation. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(5-6):279-89. (HSR&T PI: J.J. Bloomberg)
  4. Wang X, Hu B, Weiss RS, Wang Y. The effect of Hus1 on ionizing radiation sensitivity is associated with homologous recombination repair but is independent of nonhomologous end-joining. Oncogene. 2006 Mar 23;25(13):1980-3. (HSR&T PI: Y. Wang)
  5. Zhao Y, El-Gabry M, Hei TK. Loss of Betaig-h3 protein is frequent in primary lung carcinoma and related to tumorigenic phenotype in lung cancer cells. Mol Carcinog. 2006 Feb;45(2):84-92. (HSR&T PI: Y. Zhao)
  6. Woodside DG, Kram RM, Mitchell JS, Belsom T, Billard MJ, McIntyre BW, Vanderslice P. Contrasting roles for domain 4 of VCAM-1 in the regulation of cell adhesion and soluble VCAM-1 binding to integrin {alpha}4beta1. J Immunol. 2006 Apr 15;176(8):5041-9. (HSR&T PI: B.W. McIntyre)
  7. Seales EC, Micoli KJ, McDonald JM. Calmodulin is a critical regulator of osteoclastic differentiation, function, and survival. J Cell Biochem. 2006 Jan 1;97(1):45-55. (HSR&T PI: J.M. McDonald) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Wilson JW, Nickerson CA. Cloning of a functional Salmonella SPI-1 type III secretion system and development of a method to create mutations and epitope fusions in the cloned genes. J Biotechnol. 2006 Mar 23;122(2):147-60. Epub 2005 Oct 25. (HSR&T PI: C.A. Nickerson)
  9. Rivera-Solorio I, Kleis SJ. Model of the mass transport to the surface of animal cells cultured in a rotating bioreactor operated in micro gravity. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2006 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

  1. Caiani EG, Sugeng L, Weinert L, Capderou A, Lang R, Vaida P. Objective evaluation of changes in left ventricular and atrial volumes during parabolic flight using real-time three-dimensional echocardiography. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr 6; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  2. Dupont-Versteegden EE, Fluckey JD, Knox M, Gaddy D, Peterson CA. The effect of flywheel-based resistance exercise on processes contributing to muscle atrophy during unloading in adult rats. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Aguirre JI, Plotkin LI, Stewart SA, Weinstein RS, Parfitt AM, Manolagas SC, Bellido T. Osteocyte apoptosis is induced by weightlessness in mice and precedes osteoclast recruitment and bone loss. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Apr;21(4):605-15. Epub 2006 Apr 5. Note: Tail suspension was used.
  4. Robling AG, Castillo AB, Turner CH. Biomechanical and molecular regulation of bone remodeling. Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2006 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Extensive review of this subject.
  5. Zayzafoon M. Calcium/calmodulin signaling controls osteoblast growth and differentiation. J Cell Biochem. 2006 Jan 1;97(1):56-70. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Kondo N, Sekijima T, Kondo J, Takamatsu N, Tohya K, Ohtsu T. Circannual control of hibernation by HP complex in the brain. Cell. 2006 Apr 7;125(1):161-72. Note: This paper is highlighted on the cover of this journal and in a press release currently shown on the Cell Press website: http://www.cellpress.com/ The paper can be obtained online without charge via the Cell or Cell Press sites.
  7. Nam JH, Cotton JR, Grant JW. Effect of fluid forcing on vestibular hair bundles. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(5-6):263-78.
  8. Crane BT, Tian J, Demer JL. Temporal dynamics of ocular position dependence of the initial human vestibulo-ocular reflex. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Apr;47(4):1426-38.
  9. Carriot J, Barraud PA, Nougier V, Cian C. Difference in the perception of the horizon during true and simulated tilt in the absence of semicircular canal cues. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Apr 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Loesberg WA, Walboomers XF, van Loon JJ, Jansen JA. The effect of combined hypergravity and microgrooved surface topography on the behaviour of fibroblasts. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2006 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Intaglietta M, Frangos JA. Introduction: mechanotransduction and translational medicine workshop. J Intern Med. 2006 Apr;259(4):336-8. Note: Introduction and summary of six papers deriving from a symposium on mechanotransduction held in Italy in September 2005. Citations to the papers can be found by pasting the following in the PubMed search box: j intern med [ta] 259 [vi] 4 [ip] Citations 5-11 are from the symposium.
  12. Zhou J, Sun C, Wang N, Gao R, Bai S, Zheng H, You X, Li R. Preliminary report on the biological effects of space flight on the producing strain of a new immunosuppressant, Kanglemycin C. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2006 Apr 12; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Chinese satellite results. The paper is in English.
  13. Stoupel E, Kalediene R, Petrauskiene J, Gaizauskiene A, Israelevich P, Abramson E, Sulkes J. Monthly number of newborns and environmental physical activity. Medicina (Kaunas). 2006;42(3):238-41. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

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