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NASA Spaceline 13 October 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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  1. O'Leary DD, Hughson RL, Shoemaker JK, Greaves DK, Watenpaugh DE, Macias BR, Hargens AR. Heterogeneity of responses to orthostatic stress in homozygous twins. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Sep 28; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Hargens) Note: From Discussion: "The current data [referring to this paper and other papers], therefore, indicate that such malleability of orthostatic tolerance in healthy individuals undergoing bed rest or space flight is less influenced by genetics than other predispositions to adaptation."
  2. Kaufman ES, Bloomfield DM, Steinman RC, Namerow PB, Costantini O, Cohen RJ, Bigger JT Jr. "Indeterminate" microvolt T-wave alternans tests predict high risk of death or sustained ventricular arrhythmias in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Oct 3;48(7):1399-404. Epub 2006 Sep 12. (HSR&T PI: R.J. Cohen)
  3. Garma TM, Kobayashi CA, Haddad F, Adams GR, Bodell PW, Baldwin KM. Similar acute molecular responses to equivalent volumes of isometric, lengthening or shortening mode resistance exercise. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Sep 28; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: K.M. Baldwin)
  4. Shogren KL, Turner RT, Yaszemski MJ, Maran A. Double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase is involved in 2-methoxyestradiol-mediated cell death of osteosarcoma cells. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Oct 2; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.T. Turner)
  5. Lackner JR, Dizio P. Space motion sickness. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Oct 5; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner) Note: Major review of this topic.
  6. Hoffman LF, Ross MD, Varelas J, Jones SM, Jones TA. Afferent synapses are present in utricular hair cells from otoconia-deficient mice. Hear Res. 2006 Oct 3; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: L.F. Hoffman, T.A. Jones)
  7. Das AK, Sato M, Story MD, Peyton M, Graves R, Redpath S, Girard L, Gazdar AF, Shay JW, Minna JD, Nirodi CS. Non-small cell lung cancers with kinase domain mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor are sensitive to ionizing radiation. Cancer Res. 2006 Oct 1;66(19):9601-8. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Minna)
  8. Jasser SA, Hanifin JP, Rollag MD, Brainard GC. Dim light adaptation attenuates acute melatonin suppression in humans. J Biol Rhythms. 2006 Oct;21(5):394-404. (HSR&T PI: G.C. Brainard)
  9. Yang Y, Shoer L, Soyemi OO, Landry MR, Soller BR. Removal of analyte-irrelevant variations in near-infrared tissue spectra. Appl Spectrosc. 2006 Sep;60(9):1070-7. (HSR&T PI: B.R. Soller)
  10. Kwak SJ, Vemaraju S, Moorman SJ, Zeddies D, Popper AN, Riley BB. Zebrafish pax5 regulates development of the utricular macula and vestibular function. Dev Dyn. 2006 Nov;235(11):3026-38. Epub 2006 Sep 29. (HSR&T PI: S.J. Moorman)
  11. Kommu SS, Andrews RJ, Mah RW. The future role of intelligent probes in detecting and managing prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2006 Oct;98(4):717-9.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Rabitsch W, Moser D, Inzunza MR, Niedermayr M, Kostler WJ, Staudinger T, Locker GJ, Schellongowski P, Wulkersdorfer B, Rich JM, Meyer B, Benumof JL, Frass M. Airway management with endotracheal tube versus Combitube(R) during parabolic flights. Anesthesiology. 2006 Oct;105(4):696-702. Note: Parabolic flight results.
  2. Bergouignan A, Schoeller DA, Normand S, Gauquelin-Koch G, Laville M, Shriver T, Desage M, Maho YL, Ohshima H, Gharib C, Blanc S. Effect of physical inactivity on the oxidation of saturated and monounsaturated dietary fatty acids: Results of a randomized trial. PLoS Clin Trials. 2006 Sep 29;1(5):e27 [Epub ahead of print] Note: Bedrest study at the Space Clinic in Toulouse. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Fu Q, Shook RP, Okazaki K, Hastings JL, Shibata S, Conner CL, Palmer MD, Levine BD. Vasomotor sympathetic neural control is maintained during sustained upright posture in humans. J Physiol. 2006 Sep 28; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Keller DM, Davis SL, Low DA, Shibasaki M, Raven PB, Crandall CG. Carotid baroreceptor stimulation alters cutaneous vascular conductance during whole-body heating. J Physiol. 2006 Oct 5; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  5. Mbalaviele G, Shin CS, Civitelli R. Cell-cell adhesion and signaling via cadherins: Connecting bone cells in their microenvironment. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Aug 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Minematsu A, Imagita H, Kanemura N, Yoshimura O. The progression of bone and muscle atrophy in mice hind limb with immobilization. Hiroshima J Med Sci. 2006 Sep;55(3):79-83.
  7. Xiang Y, John P, Yakushin SB, Kunin M, Raphan T, Cohen B. Dynamics of quadrupedal locomotion of monkeys: Implications for central control. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Sep 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Imai K, Kitakoji H, Sakita M. Gastric arrhythmia and nausea of motion sickness induced by viewing an optokinetic rotating drum in Japanese healthy subjects. J Physiol Sci. 2006 Sep 28; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Guigon E, Baraduc P, Desmurget M. Computational motor control: Redundancy and invariance. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Sep 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Schulz-Ertner D, Jakel O, Schlegel W. Radiation therapy with charged particles. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2006 Oct;16(4):249-59.
  11. Dinges DF. The state of sleep deprivation: From functional biology to functional consequences. Sleep Med Rev. 2006 Oct;10(5):303-5. Epub 2006 Aug 21. Note: Summary of five review articles in this issue of the journal discussing the consequences of sleep deprivation.
  12. Spisni E, Toni M, Strillacci A, Galleri G, Santi S, Griffoni C, Tomasi V. Caveolae and caveolae constituents in mechanosensing: Effect of modeled microgravity on cultured human endothelial cells. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2006;46(2):155-64.
  13. Hoshino T, Miyamoto K, Ueda J. Requirement of the gravity-controlled transport of auxin for a negative gravitropic response of epicotyls in the early growth stage of etiolated pea seedlings. Plant Cell Physiol. 2006 Sep 28; [Epub ahead of print]

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