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NASA Spaceline 22 September 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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  1. Castillo AB, Alam I, Tanaka SM, Levenda J, Li J, Warden SJ, Turner CH. Low-amplitude, broad-frequency vibration effects on cortical bone formation in mice. Bone. 2006 Jun 19; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J. Li)
  2. Cook SB, Clark BC, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Accelerometry as a measure of subject compliance in unilateral lower limb suspension. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Sep;77(9):953-6. (HSR&T PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  3. Devadas S, Das J, Liu C, Zhang L, Roberts AI, Pan Z, Moore PA, Das G, Shi Y. Granzyme B is critical for T cell receptor-induced cell death of type 2 helper T cells. Immunity. 2006 Aug;25(2):237-47. Epub 2006 Aug 10. (HSR&T PI: Y. Shi) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge at the Immunity journal website (it is not free at ScienceDirect).
  4. Mortazavi A, Thompson EC, Garcia ST, Myers RM, Wold B. Comparative genomics modeling of the NRSF/REST repressor network: From single conserved sites to genome-wide repertoire. Genome Res. 2006 Sep 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: B. Wold)
  5. Sharp ZD, Mancini MG, Hinojos CA, Dai F, Berno V, Szafran AT, Smith KP, Lele TT, Ingber DE, Mancini MA. Estrogen-receptor-{alpha} exchange and chromatin dynamics are ligand- and domain-dependent. J Cell Sci. 2006 Oct 1;119(Pt 19):4101-16. Epub 2006 Sep 12. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Ingber) Note: The significance of this research is described in a commentary in this issue of the journal.
  6. Panorchan P, Lee JS, Kole TP, Tseng Y, Wirtz D. Microrheology and ROCK signaling of human endothelial cells embedded in a 3D matrix. Biophys J. 2006 Aug 4; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: J.S. Lee, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; D. Wirtz) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  7. Lee JS, Panorchan P, Hale CM, Khatau SB, Kole TP, Tseng Y, Wirtz D. Ballistic intracellular nanorheology reveals ROCK-hard cytoplasmic stiffening response to fluid flow. J Cell Sci. 2006 May 1;119(Pt 9):1760-8. (HSR&T PIs: J.S. Lee, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; D. Wirtz)
  8. Panorchan P, George JP, Wirtz D. Probing intercellular interactions between vascular endothelial cadherin pairs at single-molecule resolution and in living cells. J Mol Biol. 2006 May 5;358(3):665-74. Epub 2006 Feb 28. (HSR&T PI: D. Wirtz)
  9. Siripong S, Kelly JJ, Stahl DA, Rittmann BE. Impact of prehybridization PCR amplification on microarray detection of nitrifying bacteria in wastewater treatment plant samples. Environ Microbiol. 2006 Sep;8(9):1564-74. (HSR&T PI: D.A. Stahl)
  10. Arnone MI, Rizzo F, Annunciata R, Cameron RA, Peterson KJ, Martinez P. Genetic organization and embryonic expression of the ParaHox genes in the sea urchin S. purpuratus: Insights into the relationship between clustering and colinearity. Dev Biol. 2006 Aug 4; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: K.J. Peterson)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Franke WD, Allbee KA, Spencer SE. Cerebral blood flow responses to severe orthostatic stress in fit and unfit young and older adults. Gerontology. 2006;52(5):282-9.
  2. McManus JG, Convertino VA, Cooke WH, Ludwig DA, Holcomb JB. R-wave amplitude in lead II of an electrocardiograph correlates with central hypovolemia in human beings. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Sep 13; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Convertino VA, Cooke WH, Holcomb JB. Arterial pulse pressure and its association with reduced stroke volume during progressive central hypovolemia. J Trauma. 2006 Sep;61(3):629-34.
  4. Loset A Jr, Mollerlokken A, Berge V, Wisloff U, Brubakk AO. Post-dive bubble formation in rats: Effects of exercise 24 h ahead repeated 30 min before the dive. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Sep;77(9):905-8.
  5. Cloutier A, Watt DG. Motion sickness provoked by torso rotation predicts that caused by head nodding. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Sep;77(9):909-14.
  6. Goodman LS, Grosman-Rimon L, Mikuliszyn R. Carotid sinus pressure changes during push-pull maneuvers. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Sep;77(9):921-8.
  7. Gorgey AS, Dudley GA. Skeletal muscle atrophy and increased intramuscular fat after incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2006 Aug 29; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Tang LL, Xian CY, Wang YL. The MGF expression of osteoblasts in response to mechanical overload. Arch Oral Biol. 2006 Aug 24; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Xiang Y, Yakushin SB, Cohen B, Raphan T. Modeling gravity-dependent plasticity of the angular vestibulo-ocular reflex (aVOR) with a physiologically-based neural network. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Sep 13; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Akao T, Saito H, Fukushima J, Kurkin S, Fukushima K. Latency of vestibular responses of pursuit neurons in the caudal frontal eye fields to whole body rotation. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Sep 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Hu S, Wang N. Control of stress propagation in the cytoplasm by prestress and loading frequency. Mol Cell Biomech. 2006 Jun;3(2):49-60. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Gerweck LE, Vijayappa S, Kurimasa A, Ogawa K, Chen DJ. Tumor cell radiosensitivity is a major determinant of tumor response to radiation. Cancer Res. 2006 Sep 1;66(17):8352-5.
  13. Shankar B, Pandey R, Sainis K. Radiation-induced bystander effects and adaptive response in murine lymphocytes. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Aug;82(8):537-48.
  14. Ohnishi K, Yokota S, Takahashi A, Ohnishi T. Induction of radiation resistance by a heat shock protein inhibitor, KNK437, in human glioblastoma cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Aug;82(8):569-75.
  15. Hummerich J, Werle-Schneider G, Popanda O, Celebi O, Chang-Claude J, Kropp S, Mayer C, Debus J, Bartsch H, Schmezer P. Constitutive mRNA expression of DNA repair-related genes as a biomarker for clinical radio-resistance: A pilot study in prostate cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Aug;82(8):593-604.
  16. Wei LJ, Yang Q, Xia HM, Furusawa Y, Guan SH, Xin P, Sun YQ. Analysis of cytogenetic damage in rice seeds induced by energetic heavy ions on-ground and after spaceflight. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2006 Sep 15; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Chinese satellite results. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  17. Wang YL, Yang Q, Yang D. [Novel application of FTIR to the analysis of sweet pepper seeds and tomato seeds with space mutation] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2006 Jun;26(6):1057-60. Chinese. Note: Space flight results.

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