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NASA Spaceline 5 May 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, May 5, 2006

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  1. Sun L, Peng Y, Sharrow AC, Iqbal J, Zhang Z, Papachristou DJ, Zaidi S, Zhu LL, Yaroslavskiy BB, Zhou H, Zallone A, Sairam MR, Kumar TR, Bo W, Braun J, Cardoso-Landa L, Schaffler MB, Moonga BS, Blair HC, Zaidi M. FSH directly regulates bone mass. Cell. 2006 Apr 21;125(2):247-60. (HSR&T PI: M.B. Schaffler)
  2. Charoonpatrapong K, Shah R, Robling AG, Alvarez M, Clapp DW, Chen S, Kopp RP, Pavalko FM, Yu J, Bidwell JP. HMGB1 expression and release by bone cells. J Cell Physiol. 2006 May;207(2):480-90. (HSR&T PI: F.M. Pavalko)
  3. Lai N, Dash RK, Nasca MM, Saidel GM, Cabrera ME. Relating pulmonary oxygen uptake to muscle oxygen consumption at exercise onset: in vivo and in silico studies. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr 25; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.E. Cabrera)
  4. Wyatt JK, Dijk DJ, Ritz-De Cecco A, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA. Sleep-facilitating effect of exogenous melatonin in healthy young men and women is circadian-phase dependent. Sleep. 2006 May 1;29(5):609-18. (HSR&T PI: C.A. Czeisler) Note: Fred Turek commented on this paper on p. 606-7 of this issue: ?Musing about melatonin and sleep: It?s all about timing.? This paper was summarized in the May 1 Washington Post.
  5. Glickman G, Byrne B, Pineda C, Hauck WW, Brainard GC. Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder with blue narrow-band light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Mar 15;59(6):502-7. Epub 2005 Sep 13. (HSR&T PI: G.C. Brainard)
  6. Cucinotta FA, Durante M. Cancer risk from exposure to galactic cosmic rays: implications for space exploration by human beings. Lancet Oncol. 2006 May;7(5):431-5. (HSR&T PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, M. Durante) Note: This article is featured on the cover of this issue of the journal. The cover can be viewed by navigating through PubMed to either ScienceDirect (click on the volume and issue) or to the Lancet site (click on Current Issue or Back Issues).
  7. Hall EJ. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, protons, and the risk of second cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 May 1;65(1):1-7. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  8. Wagner EB, Fulford-Jones TR. Sensorimotor investigations for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite: A rotating spacecraft for partial gravity research. Brain Res. 2006 Apr 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Kosslyn SM. You can play 20 questions with nature and win: Categorical versus coordinate spatial relations as a case study. Neuropsychologia. 2006 Apr 16; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.M. Kosslyn)
  10. Acar M, Jafar-Nejad H, Giagtzoglou N, Yallampalli S, David G, He Y, Delidakis C, Bellen HJ. Senseless physically interacts with proneural proteins and functions as a transcriptional co-activator. Development. 2006 May;133(10):1979-89. Epub 2006 Apr 19. (HSR&T PI: H.J. Bellen)
  11. Morris JK, Maklad A, Hansen LA, Feng F, Sorensen C, Lee KF, Macklin WB, Fritzsch B. A disorganized innervation of the inner ear persists in the absence of ErbB2. Brain Res. 2006 Apr 19; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: B. Fritzsch)

Other papers of interest:

  1. van Heusden K, Gisolf J, Stok WJ, Dijkstra S, Karemaker JM. Mathematical modeling of gravitational effects on the circulation; the importance of the time course of venous pooling and blood volume changes in the lungs. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Apr 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Ferreira R, Neuparth MJ, Ascensao A, Magalhaes J, Vitorino R, Duarte JA, Amado F. Skeletal muscle atrophy increases cell proliferation in mice gastrocnemius during the first week of hindlimb suspension. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Shi L, Fan XL, Wu SD. [Effects of inosine injection in expression of myosin heavy chain in intrafusal and extrafusal myofibers in soleus muscle of tail-suspended rats.] Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 May;22(3):318-20. Chinese.
  4. Pekarsky SE. Essential hypertension as adaptation to excess gravitational stress: Integrating concept for complete prevention. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers, 70 p., 2006. Note: Information about this book can be found in the NLM Catalog, available on the left side of the PubMed screen. Paste the author?s last name and first initial in the search box.
  5. Keller NR, Robertson D. Familial orthostatic tachycardia. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2006 May;21(3):173-9.
  6. Semrau JA, Wei M, Angelaki DE. Scaling of the fore-aft vestibulo-ocular reflex by eye position during smooth pursuit. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Apr 26; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Vallortigara G, Regolin L. Gravity bias in the interpretation of biological motion by inexperienced chicks. Curr Biol. 2006 Apr 18;16(8):R279-80.
  8. Wang HP, Long XH, Sun ZZ, Rigaud O, Xu QZ, Huang YC, Sui JL, Bai B, Zhou PK. Identification of differentially transcribed genes in human lymphoblastoid cells irradiated with 0.5 Gy of gamma-ray and the involvement of low dose radiation inducible CHD6 gene in cell proliferation and radiosensitivity. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Mar;82(3):181-90.
  9. Roberts AM. Mechanisms of gravitaxis in chlamydomonas. Biol Bull. 2006 Apr;210(2):78-80.
  10. Nakamoto D, Ikeura A, Asami T, Yamamoto KT. Inhibition of brassinosteroid biosynthesis by either a dwarf4 mutation or a brassinosteroid biosynthesis inhibitor rescues defects in tropic responses of hypocotyls in the Arabidopsis mutant, non-phototropic hypocotyl 4. Plant Physiol. 2006 Apr 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Zuj K, Harvey D, Wheaton L, Hughson RL. Rapid decline and recovery of cerebral blood flow on return to upright posture. Acta Astronaut. 2006 May;58(9):452-5.
  12. Baert P, Van Cleynenbreugel T, Vandesompele J, De Schynkel S, Vander Sloten J, Van Oostveldt P. The potential (radio-)biological impact of launch vibration. Acta Astronaut. 2006 May;58(9):456-63.
  13. De Micco V, Scala M, Aronne G. Evaluation of the effect of clinostat rotation on pollen germination and tube development as a tool for selection of plants in Space. Acta Astronaut. 2006 May;58(9):464-70.

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