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NASA Spaceline 14 July 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2006

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  1. Triplett JW, Pavalko F. Disruption of {alpha}-actinin-integrin interactions at focal adhesions renders osteoblasts susceptible to apoptosis. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006 Jun 28; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: J.W. Triplett, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; F. Pavalko)
  2. Bliziotes M, Sibonga JD, Turner RT, Orwoll E. Periosteal remodeling at the femoral neck in nonhuman primates. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Jul;21(7):1060-7. (HSR&T PI: R.T. Turner)
  3. Bailey SM, Bedford JS. Studies on chromosome aberration induction: What can they tell us about DNA repair? DNA Repair (Amst). 2006 Jun 27; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: S.M. Bailey, R. Ullrich)
  4. Burma S, Chen BP, Chen DJ. Role of non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) in maintaining genomic integrity. DNA Repair (Amst). 2006 Jul 3; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: S. Burma, D.J. Chen)
  5. Hei TK. Cyclooxygenase-2 as a signaling molecule in radiation-induced bystander effect. Mol Carcinog. 2006 Jun;45(6):455-60. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  6. Kanas NA, Salnitskiy VP, Ritsher JB, Gushin VI, Weiss DS, Saylor SA, Kozerenko OP, Marmar CR. Human interactions in space: ISS vs. Shuttle/Mir. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Jul-Sep;59(1-5):413-9. (HSR&T PI: N.A. Kanas) Note: Shuttle/Mir and ISS results compared.
  7. Lockley SW, Landrigan CP, Barger LK, Czeisler CA. When policy meets physiology: The challenge of reducing resident work hours. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Jun 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  8. Purevdorj-Gage B, Sheehan KB, Hyman LE. Effects of low-shear modeled microgravity on cell function, gene expression, and phenotype in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Jul;72(7):4569-75. (HSR&T PI: L.E. Hyman)
  9. Sauka-Spengler T, Bronner-Fraser M. Development and evolution of the migratory neural crest: a gene regulatory perspective. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2006 Aug;16(4):360-6. Epub 2006 Jun 21. (HSR&T PI: M. Bronner-Fraser)
  10. Chynoweth DP, Owens JM, Teixeira AA, Pullammanappallil P, Luniya SS. Anaerobic digestion of space mission wastes. Water Sci Technol. 2006;53(8):177-85. (HSR&T PI: D.P. Chynoweth)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Haignere C, Jonas P, Khayat P, Girot G. Bone height measurements around a dental implant after a 6-month space flight: a case report. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2006 May-Jun;21(3):450-4. Note: Mir results.
  2. Judex S, Lei X, Han D, Rubin C. Low-magnitude mechanical signals that stimulate bone formation in the ovariectomized rat are dependent on the applied frequency but not on the strain magnitude. J Biomech. 2006 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Shibata S, Zhang R, Hastings J, Fu Q, Okazaki K, Iwasaki K, Levine BD. A cascade model of ventricular-arterial coupling and arterial-cardiac baroreflex function for cardiovascular variability in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Jun 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Stein TP, Bolster DR. Insights into muscle atrophy and recovery pathway based on genetic models. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2006 Jul;9(4):395-402.
  5. Cassano P, Sciancalepore AG, Pesce V, Fluck M, Hoppeler H, Calvani M, Mosconi L, Cantatore P, Gadaleta MN. Acetyl-l-carnitine feeding to unloaded rats triggers in soleus muscle the coordinated expression of genes involved in mitochondrial biogenesis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2006 May 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Matsuse H, Shiba N, Umezu Y, Nago T, Tagawa Y, Kakuma T, Nagata K, Basford JR. Muscle training by means of combined electrical stimulation and volitional contraction. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jun;77(6):581-5.
  7. Gobel S, Bock O, Pongratz H, Krause W. Practice ameliorates deficits of isometric force production in +3 Gz. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jun;77(6):586-91.
  8. Schubert MC, Migliaccio AA, Della Santina CC. Dynamic visual acuity during passive head thrusts in canal planes. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2006 Jun 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Murnane JP. Telomeres and chromosome instability. DNA Repair (Amst). 2006 Jun 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Zhang H, Zhang X, Yuan Z, Li X, Li W, Zhou Q, Min F, Xie Y, Liu B, Duan X. Germ cell loss induced by (12)C(6+) ion irradiation in young female mice. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2006 Jun;47(2):131-4. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  11. Zhou G, Kawata T, Furusawa Y, Aoki M, Hirayama R, Ando K, Ito H. Protective effects of melatonin against low- and high-LET irradiation. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2006 Jun;47(2):175-81. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Chopra V, Fadl AA, Sha J, Chopra S, Galindo CL, Chopra AK. Alterations in the virulence potential of enteric pathogens and bacterial-host cell interactions under simulated microgravity conditions. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2006 Jul;69(14):1345-70. Note: Used both high-aspect rotating vessel (HARV) and tail suspension techniques.
  13. Morita MT, Sakaguchi K, Kiyose SI, Taira K, Kato T, Nakamura M, Tasaka M. A C2H2-type zinc finger protein, SGR5, is involved in early events of gravitropism in Arabidopsis inflorescence stems. Plant J. 2006 Jun 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Liu KW, Liu ZJ, Huang L, Li LQ, Chen LJ, Tang GD. Pollination: self-fertilization strategy in an orchid. Nature. 2006 Jun 22;441(7096):945-6. Note: The authors describe a new pollination mechanism whereby the flower turns its anther against gravity through 360 degrees in order to self-pollinate.
  15. Monti R, ed. Space for inspiration of humankind, selected proceedings of the 56th International Astronautical Federation Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 17-21 October 2005. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Jul-Sep;59(1-5):1-452. Note: This issue contains 55 papers deriving from the 56th International Astronautical Federation Congress. One paper is listed in the PI section and three papers are listed below. Citations and abstracts for all of the papers can be viewed at the publisher?s site: Acta Astronautica
  16. Kozlovskaya IB, Sayenko IV, Vinogradova OL, Miller TF, Khusnutdinova DR, Melnik KA, Yarmanova EN. New approaches to countermeasures of the negative effects of microgravity in long-term space flights. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Jul-Sep;59(1-5):13-9. Note: Studied mechanostimulation of soles of the feet.
  17. Solheim BGB, Kittang A-I, Iversen T-H, Johnsson A. Preparatory experiments for long-term observation of Arabidopsis circumnutations in microgravity. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Jul-Sep;59(1-5):46-53.
  18. Grigoriev AI, Kozlovskaya IB, Potapov AN. Prospective areas for development of biomedical technologies for a piloted Martian mission. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Jul-Sep;59(1-5):119-23.

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