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NASA Spaceline 7 July 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006

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  1. Summers RL, Martin DS, Meck JV, Coleman TG. Computer systems analysis of spaceflight induced changes in left ventricular mass. Comput Biol Med. 2006 Jun 27; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.V. Meck) Note: Shuttle results.
  2. Knuth S, Dave H, Peters JR, Fitts RH. Low cell pH depresses peak power in rat skeletal muscle fibres at both 30 and 15 degrees centigrade: Implications for muscle fatigue. J Physiol. 2006 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.H. Fitts) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  3. Ferrando AA, Paddon-Jones D, Wolfe RR. Bed rest and myopathies. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2006 Jul;9(4):410-5. (HSR&T PIs: A.A. Ferrando, R.R. Wolfe)
  4. Douglas PK, Batdorf NJ, Evans RT, Feiveson AH, Arenare B, Schlegel TT. Temporal and postural variation of 12-lead high-frequency QRS electrocardiographic signals in asymptomatic individuals. J Electrocardiol. 2006 Jul;39(3):259-65. Epub 2006 Feb 28. (HSR&T PI: T.T. Schlegel)
  5. Hall EJ, Worgul BV, Smilenov L, Elliston CD, Brenner DJ. The relative biological effectiveness of densely ionizing heavy-ion radiation for inducing ocular cataracts in wild type versus mice heterozygous for the ATM gene. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2006 Jul;45(2):99-104. Epub 2006 Jun 24. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  6. Cornforth MN. Perspectives on the formation of radiation-induced exchange aberrations. DNA Repair (Amst). 2006 Jun 23; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.N. Cornforth)
  7. Trejo LJ, Rosipal R, Matthews B. Brain-computer interfaces for 1-D and 2-D cursor control: designs using volitional control of the EEG spectrum or steady-state visual evoked potentials. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2006 Jun;14(2):225-9.
  8. Jackson GW, McNichols RJ, Fox GE, Willson RC. Bacterial genotyping by 16S rRNA mass cataloging. BMC Bioinformatics. 2006 Jun 23;7(1):321 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Brangwynne CP, MacKintosh FC, Kumar S, Geisse NA, Talbot J, Mahadevan L, Parker KK, Ingber DE, Weitz DA. Microtubules can bear enhanced compressive loads in living cells because of lateral reinforcement. J Cell Biol. 2006 Jun 5;173(5):733-41. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Ingber)
  10. Muday GK, Brady SR, Argueso C, Deruere J, Kieber JJ, Delong A. RCN1-regulated phosphatase activity and EIN2 modulate hypocotyl gravitropism by a mechanism that does not require ethylene signaling. Plant Physiol. 2006 Jun 23; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.K. Muday)

Other papers of interest:

  1. van Erp JB, van Veen HA. Touch down: The effect of artificial touch cues on orientation in microgravity. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Jun 24; [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  2. Grigor'ev AI, Durnova GN, Kaplanskii AS. Effect of estradiol, calcitonin, and support loads on the development of osteopenia in suspended female rats. Dokl Biol Sci. 2006 Mar-Apr;407:128-30. Note: English translation of paper published in Russian in Doklady Akademii Nauk.
  3. Shenkman BS, Shapovalova KB, Mukhina AM, Kozlovskaya IB, Nemirovskaya TL, Kamkina YV. Activation of neostriatum muscarinic receptors prevents changes in the myosin phenotype of musculus soleus fibers under gravitational unloading. Dokl Biol Sci. 2006 Mar-Apr;407:139-41. Note: English translation of paper published in Russian in Doklady Akademii Nauk.
  4. McGowan CP, Duarte HA, Main JB, Biewener AA. The effects of load carrying on metabolic cost and hindlimb muscle dynamics in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Smith JC, Moore WA, Goldberg SJ, Shall MS. Contractile properties and myosin heavy chain composition of rat tongue retrusor musculature show changes in early adulthood after 19 days of artificial rearing. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print] Note: From abstract: "Our results are similar to other models of hindlimb immobilization and suspension."
  6. Higashibata A, Imamizo-Sato M, Seki M, Yamazaki T, Ishioka N. Influence of simulated microgravity on the activation of the small GTPase Rho involved in cytoskeletal formation - molecular cloning and sequencing of bovine leukemia-associated guanine nucleotide exchange factor. BMC Biochem. 2006 Jun 28;7(1):19 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Wilson TD, Cotter LA, Draper JA, Misra SP, Rice CD, Cass SP, Yates BJ. Vestibular inputs elicit patterned changes in limb blood flow in conscious felines. J Physiol. 2006 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge (slow download).
  8. Li CX, Gong M, Huang YN, Tang ZQ, Chen L. Morphometry of otoliths in chicken macula lagena. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Jun 24; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Suzuki K, Watanabe S, Kato Y, Shimada S, Koizuka I. [Flexibility of adaptation of vestibule-ocular reflex in human beings] Nippon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho. 2006 May;109(5):461-8. Japanese.
  10. Vogel S. Living in a physical world VII. Gravity and life on the ground. J Biosci. 2006 Jun;31(2):201-14. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge, at publisher's site: http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/
  11. Kishikawa H, Wang K, Adelstein SJ, Kassis AI. Inhibitory and stimulatory bystander effects are differentially induced by Iodine-125 and Iodine-123. Radiat Res. 2006 Jun;165(6):688-94.
  12. Ito A, Nakano H, Kusano Y, Hirayama R, Furusawa Y, Murayama C, Mori T, Katsumura Y, Shinohara K. Contribution of indirect action to radiation-induced mammalian cell inactivation: dependence on photon energy and heavy-ion LET. Radiat Res. 2006 Jun;165(6):703-12.
  13. Belli M, Campa A, Dini V, Esposito G, Furusawa Y, Simone G, Sorrentino E, Tabocchini MA. DNA fragmentation induced in human fibroblasts by accelerated (56)Fe ions of differing energies. Radiat Res. 2006 Jun;165(6):713-20.
  14. Sharma S. Linear temporal characteristics of heart interbeat interval as an index of the pilot's perceived risk. Ergonomics. 2006 Jul 15;49(9):874-84.
  15. Sauer J, Felsing T, Franke H, Ruttinger B. Cognitive diversity and team performance in a complex multiple task environment. Ergonomics. 2006 Aug 15;49(10):934-54. Note: The multiple task environment that was used modeled a process control task in the operational context of a spacecraft life support system.
  16. Kawakami S, Kashiwagi K, Furuno N, Yamashita M, Kashiwagi A. Effects of hypergravity environments on amphibian development, gene expression and apoptosis. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2006 May 16; [Epub ahead of print]

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