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NASA Spaceline 4 August 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006

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  1. Lang TF, Leblanc AD, Evans HJ, Lu Y. Adaptation of the proximal femur to skeletal reloading after long-duration spaceflight. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Aug;21(8):1224-30. (HSR&T PI: T.F. Lang) Note: ISS results.
  2. Kim CH, You L, Yellowley CE, Jacobs CR. Oscillatory fluid flow-induced shear stress decreases osteoclastogenesis through RANKL and OPG signaling. Bone. 2006 Jul 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.R. Jacobs)
  3. Parsons-Wingerter P, Chandrasekharan UM, McKay TL, Radhakrishnan K, Dicorleto PE, Albarran B, Farr AG. A VEGF(165)-induced phenotypic switch from increased vessel density to increased vessel diameter and increased endothelial NOS activity. Microvasc Res. 2006 Jul 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Wiese C, Hinz JM, Tebbs RS, Nham PB, Urbin SS, Collins DW, Thompson LH, Schild D. Disparate requirements for the Walker A and B ATPase motifs of human RAD51D in homologous recombination. Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 May 22;34(9):2833-43. Print 2006. (HSR&T PI: C. Wiese) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Zhang R, Li J, Burns FJ, Huang C. Ionizing radiation synergistic induction of cyclooxygenase-2 with benzo[a]pyrene diol-epoxide through nuclear factor of activated T cells in mouse epidermal Cl 41 cells. Oncol Rep. 2006 Mar;15(3):721-7. (HSR&T PI: F.J. Burns)
  6. Fu JY, Potty AS, Fox GE, Willson RC. Water-elutability of nucleic acids from metal-chelate affinity adsorbents: Enhancement by control of surface charge density. J Mol Recognit. 2006 Jul 24;19(4):348-53 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox)
  7. Lazarovici P, Marcinkiewicz C, Lelkes PI. Cross talk between the cardiovascular and nervous systems: Neurotrophic effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiogenic effects of nerve growth factor (NGF) - implications in drug development. Curr Pharm Des. 2006;12(21):2609-22. (HSR&T PI: P.I. Lelkes)
  8. Bushart TJ, Roux SJ. Conserved features of germination and polarized cell growth: A few insights from a pollen-fern spore comparison. Ann Bot (Lond). 2006 Jul 24; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.J. Roux) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Sempere LF, Cole CN, McPeek MA, Peterson KJ. The phylogenetic distribution of metazoan microRNAs: Insights into evolutionary complexity and constraint. J Exp Zoolog B Mol Dev Evol. 2006 Jul 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: K.J. Peterson)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Westerhof BE, Gisolf J, Karemaker JM, Wesseling KH, Secher NH, Van Lieshout JJ. Time course analysis of baroreflex sensitivity during postural stress. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Jul 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Ogawa T, Furochi H, Mameoka M, Hirasaka K, Onishi Y, Suzue N, Oarada M, Akamatsu M, Akima H, Fukunaga T, Kishi K, Yasui N, Ishidoh K, Fukuoka H, Nikawa T. Ubiquitin ligase gene expression in healthy volunteers with 20-day bedrest. Muscle Nerve. 2006 Jul 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Dupont-Versteegden EE, Strotman BA, Gurley CM, Gaddy D, Knox M, Fluckey JD, Peterson CA. Nuclear translocation of EndoG at the initiation of disuse muscle atrophy and apoptosis is specific to myonuclei. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006 Jul 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Cui J, Blaha C, Moradkhan R, Gray KS, Sinoway LI. Muscle sympathetic nerve activity responses to dynamic passive muscle stretch. J Physiol. 2006 Jul 27; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  5. Peru A, Sebastien Morgant J. When supine is better than upright: Evidence from postural effects in extinction patients. Brain Res. 2006 Jul 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Horn ER. Microgravity-induced modifications of the vestibuloocular reflex in Xenopus laevis tadpoles are related to development and the occurrence of tail lordosis. J Exp Biol. 2006 Aug 1;209(Pt 15):2847-58. Note: Results from STS-55 (D2), STS-84 (SMM-06), and a Soyuz taxi flight to ISS.
  7. Bruschini L, Andre P, Pompeiano O, Manzoni D. Responses of Purkinje-cells of the cerebellar anterior vermis to stimulation of vestibular and somatosensory receptors. Neuroscience. 2006 Jul 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Bergenius J, Tomanovic T. Persistent geotropic nystagmus - a different kind of cupular pathology and its localizing signs. Acta Otolaryngol. 2006 Jul;126(7):698-704.
  9. Lychakov DV, Rebane YT, Lombarte A, Fuiman LA, Takabayashi A. Fish otolith asymmetry: Morphometry and modeling. Hear Res. 2006 Jul 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Xu JL, Wang JM, Sun YQ, Wei LJ, Luo RT, Zhang MX, Li ZK. Heavy genetic load associated with the subspecific differentiation of japonica rice (Oryza sativa ssp. japonica L.). J Exp Bot. 2006 Jul 25; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Paper may include space flight results.
  11. Urbina DC, Silva H, Meisel LA. The Ca2+ pump inhibitor, thapsigargin, inhibits root gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biol Res. 2006;39(2):289-96. Epub 2006 Jul 25. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Tan U. Evidence for "Unertan Syndrome" and the evolution of the human mind. Int J Neurosci. 2006 Jul;116(7):763-74. Note: From abstract: 'The most important characteristic of the newly emerged human mind was the resistance against gravitational forces.'

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