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NASA Spaceline 11 August 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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  1. Higashibata A, Szewczyk NJ, Conley CA, Imamizo-Sato M, Higashitani A, Ishioka N. Decreased expression of myogenic transcription factors and myosin heavy chains in Caenorhabditis elegans muscles developed during spaceflight. J Exp Biol. 2006 Aug 15;209(Pt 16):3209-18. Note: ISS results.
  2. Paddon-Jones D. Interplay of stress and physical inactivity on muscle loss: Nutritional countermeasures. J Nutr. 2006 Aug;136(8):2123-6. (HSR&T PIs: R.R. Wolfe, A.A. Ferrando) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge. This paper is featured on the cover of this issue of the journal: Journal of Nutrition
  3. Murphy KM, Zhang S, Geiger T, Hafez MJ, Bacher J, Berg KD, Eshleman JR. Comparison of the Microsatellite Instability Analysis System and the Bethesda panel for the determination of microsatellite instability in colorectal cancers. J Mol Diagn. 2006 Jul;8(3):305-11. (HSR&T PI: J. Bacher)
  4. Berman H, Zhang J, Crawford YG, Gauthier ML, Fordyce CA, McDermott KM, Sigaroudinia M, Kozakiewicz K, Tlsty TD. Genetic and epigenetic changes in mammary epithelial cells identify a subpopulation of cells involved in early carcinogenesis. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2005;70:317-27. (HSR&T PI: T.D. Tlsty) Note: Interesting cover on the symposium volume: Molecular Approaches to Controlling Cancer
  5. Nagar S, Corcoran JJ, Morgan WF. Evaluating the delayed effects of cellular exposure to ionizing radiation. Methods Mol Biol. 2006;314:43-50. (HSR&T PI: W.F. Morgan)
  6. Sutherland BM, Bennett PV, Sutherland JC. DNA damage quantitation by alkaline gel electrophoresis. Methods Mol Biol. 2006;314:251-73. (HSR&T PIs: B.M. Sutherland, A. Gewirtz)
  7. Held RT, Zderic V, Nguyen TN, Vaezy S. Annular phased-array high-intensity focused ultrasound device for image-guided therapy of uterine fibroids. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2006 Feb;53(2):335-48. (HSR&T PI: V. Zderic)
  8. Kim KW, Franceschi VR, Davin LB, Lewis NG. Beta-glucuronidase as reporter gene: Advantages and limitations. Methods Mol Biol. 2006;323:263-73. (HSR&T PI: N.G. Lewis)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Grimston SK, Screen J, Haskell JH, Chung DJ, Brodt MD, Silva MJ, Civitelli R. Role of connexin43 in osteoblast response to physical load. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Apr;1068:214-24. Note: This and the following two papers were part of an issue entitled: "Skeletal Development and Remodeling in Health, Disease, and Aging."
  2. Turner CH. Bone strength: Current concepts. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Apr;1068:429-46. Review.
  3. Aaron RK, Ciombor DM, Wang S, Simon B. Clinical biophysics: The promotion of skeletal repair by physical forces. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Apr;1068:513-31. Review.
  4. Norman H, Nordquist J, Andersson P, Ansved T, Tang X, Dworkin B, Larsson L. Impact of post-synaptic block of neuromuscular transmission, muscle unloading and mechanical ventilation on skeletal muscle protein and mRNA expression. Pflugers Arch. 2006 Jul 26; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Langen RC, Schols AM, Kelders MC, van der Velden JL, Wouters EF, Janssen-Heininger YM. Muscle wasting and impaired muscle regeneration in a murine model of chronic pulmonary inflammation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2006 Jun 22; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Hindlimb unloading was used.
  6. Asahina M, Sato J, Tachibana M, Hattori T. Cerebral blood flow and oxygenation during head-up tilt in patients with multiple system atrophy and healthy control subjects. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2006 Jun 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Chon D, Beck KC, Larsen RL, Shikata H, Hoffman EA. Regional pulmonary blood flow in dogs by 4D- X-ray CT. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jul 6; [Epub ahead of print] Note: A dependency on posture was found.
  8. Liu Z, Mothersill CE, McNeill FE, Lyng FM, Byun SH, Seymour CB, Prestwich WV. A dose threshold for a medium transfer bystander effect for a human skin cell line. Radiat Res. 2006 Jul;166(1 Pt 1):19-23.
  9. Hamada N, Funayama T, Wada S, Sakashita T, Kakizaki T, Ni M, Kobayashi Y. LET-dependent survival of irradiated normal human fibroblasts and their descendents. Radiat Res. 2006 Jul;166(1 Pt 1):24-30.
  10. Kato TA, Nagasawa H, Weil MM, Genik PC, Little JB, Bedford JS. Gamma-H2AX foci after low-dose-rate irradiation reveal Atm haploinsufficiency in mice. Radiat Res. 2006 Jul;166(1 Pt 1):47-54.
  11. Simon SL, Bouville A, Kleinerman R, Ron E. Dosimetry for epidemiological studies: Learning from the past, looking to the future. Radiat Res. 2006 Jul;166(1 Pt 2):313-8. Note: This paper is a summary of a special issue of this journal on the topic of dosimetry in radiation epidemiology.
  12. van Erp JB, Groen EL, Bos JE, van Veen HA. A tactile cockpit instrument supports the control of self-motion during spatial disorientation. Hum Factors. 2006 Summer;48(2):219-28. Note: The online site of this journal currently features a photograph of astronauts: Human Factors
  13. Luca G, Calvitti M, Nastruzzi C, Macchiarulo G, Becchetti E, Neri LM, Capitani S, Basta G, Brunetti P, Calafiore R, Cameron DF. Effects of simulated microgravity on the morphology and function of neonatal porcine cell clusters cultured with and without Sertoli cells. Cell Transplant. 2006;15(1):55-65.
  14. Sobol' MA, Kordium EL, Medina FKh. [Alterations of nucleolar DNA localization caused by simulated microgravity] Tsitol Genet. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):43-8. Russian.
  15. Yang TB, Qu LN, Zhong P, Yuan YH, Zhao H. Effects of simulated microgravity on the morphology and growth of PC12 cells. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):79-84. Chinese.
  16. Wei XY, Sun XQ, Cao XS, Wu YH, Xu ZP. Effects of +Gz exposures on GFAP expression of astrocytes in rat brain. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):85-90. Chinese.
  17. Yang Z, Wang B, Sun XQ, Zhang S. Effects of flow shear stress on gene expression of Cbfalpha1 in human osteosarcoma cells. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):91-4. Chinese.
  18. Zhu YJ, Wu SD, Fan XL, Song XA. Influence of hindlimb-unloading on the morphology of nerve endings in soleus muscle spindles. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):95-8. Chinese.
  19. Chen SP, Ding L, Yang F, Yang CX, Yuan XG. Study on index optimization of human-mechanics based on basic ergonomic evaluation of spacesuit gloves. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):106-10. Chinese.
  20. Wang YF, Zheng JR, Wang SH, Zhu SJ. Studies on selection and biological characters of tomato indeterminate growth habit mutant derived from space treatment. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):111-5. Chinese.
  21. Hou X, Huang H, Wan CX, Liu ZJ. A discussion on tissue engineering bioreactor and its bionic mechanical environment. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Apr;19(2):153-6. Chinese.

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