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NASA Spaceline 19 October 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006

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  1. Heinemeier KM, Olesen JL, Schjerling P, Haddad F, Langberg H, Baldwin KM, Kjaer M. Short-term strength training and the expression of myostatin and IGF-I isoforms in rat muscle and -tendon: Differential effects of specific contraction types. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Oct 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: K.M. Baldwin)
  2. Schultz E, Chamberlain C, McCormick KM, Mozdziak PE. Satellite cells express distinct patterns of myogenic proteins in immature skeletal muscle. Dev Dyn. 2006 Oct 6; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: E. Schultz)
  3. Ponik SM, Triplett JW, Pavalko FM. Osteoblasts and osteocytes respond differently to oscillatory and unidirectional fluid flow profiles. J Cell Biochem. 2006 Oct 9; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: J.W. Triplett, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; F.M. Pavalko)
  4. Kluzik J, Peterka RJ, Horak FB. Adaptation of postural orientation to changes in surface inclination. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Oct 13; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.J. Peterka)
  5. Hurley KM, Gaboyard S, Zhong M, Price SD, Wooltorton JR, Lysakowski A, Eatock RA. M-like K+ currents in type I hair cells and calyx afferent endings of the developing rat utricle. J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 4;26(40):10253-69. (HSR&T PI: S. Gaboyard, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)
  6. Wu H, Hada M, Meador J, Hu X, Rusek A, Cucinotta FA. Induction of micronuclei in human fibroblasts across the Bragg curve of energetic heavy ions. Radiat Res. 2006 Oct;166(4):583-9. (HSR&T PIs: H. Wu, F.A. Cucinotta)
  7. Rice O, Saintvictor S, Michaelides M, Thanos P, Gatley SJ. MicroPET investigation of chronic long-term neurotoxicity from heavy ion irradiation. AAPS J. 2006 Aug 4;8(3):E508-14. (HSR&T PI: S.J. Gatley) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge; go to the publisher?s site.
  8. Lynch SV, Mukundakrishnan K, Benoit MR, Ayyaswamy PS, Matin A. Escherichia coli biofilms formed under low shear modeled microgravity in a ground-based system. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Oct 6; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A. Matin) Note: Used NASA-designed HARV or bioreactor to model microgravity.
  9. Romano LA, Wray GA. Endo16 is required for gastrulation in the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus. Dev Growth Differ. 2006 Oct;48(8):487-97. (HSR&T PI: G.A. Wray)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Cheron G, Leroy A, De Saedeleer C, Bengoetxea A, Lipshits M, Cebolla A, Servais L, Dan B, Berthoz A, McIntyre J. Effect of gravity on human spontaneous 10-Hz electroencephalographic oscillations during the arrest reaction. Brain Res. 2006 Oct 9; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Reports results of three missions to ISS: short-duration Russian-Belgian and Russian-Spanish ?taxi? missions and long-duration Increment 9 mission.
  2. Pandorf CE, Haddad F, Roy RR, Qin AX, Edgerton VR, Baldwin KM. Dynamics of myosin heavy chain gene regulation in slow skeletal muscle: Role of natural antisense RNA. J Biol Chem. 2006 Oct 8; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  3. Booth FW, Lees S. Fundamental questions about genes, inactivity, and chronic diseases. Physiol Genomics. 2006 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Paper describes continuous bed rest and microgravity environment of space as examples of physiological adaptations to physical inactivity.
  4. Hardiman DA, O'Brien FJ, Prendergast PJ, Croke DT, Staines A, Lee TC. Tracking the changes in unloaded bone: Morphology and gene expression. Eur J Morphol. 2006 Oct-Dec;42(4-5):208-16.
  5. Bourdin C, Bock O. Sensorimotor adaptation to inertial forces in a multi-force environment does not depend on the number of targets: Indirect validation of the altered-proprioception hypothesis. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Nov 20;408(3):173-7. Epub 2006 Oct 9.
  6. Nurzia G, Scrimaglio R, Spataro B, Zirilli F. The use of a syncytium model of the crystalline lens of the eye as a new tool to study the light flashes phenomenon seen by astronauts. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2006 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Willers H, Husson J, Lee LW, Hubbe P, Gazemeier F, Powell SN, Dahm-Daphi J. Distinct mechanisms of nonhomologous end joining in the repair of site-directed chromosomal breaks with noncomplementary and complementary ends. Radiat Res. 2006 Oct;166(4):567-74.
  8. Someya M, Sakata K, Tauchi H, Matsumoto Y, Nakamura A, Komatsu K, Hareyama M. Association of ionizing radiation-induced foci of NBS1 with chromosomal instability and breast cancer susceptibility. Radiat Res. 2006 Oct;166(4):575-82.
  9. Kase Y, Kanai T, Matsumoto Y, Furusawa Y, Okamoto H, Asaba T, Sakama M, Shinoda H. Microdosimetric measurements and estimation of human cell survival for heavy-ion beams. Radiat Res. 2006 Oct;166(4):629-38.
  10. Extended Abstracts. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop: Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response. Radiat Res. 2006 Oct;166(4):652-89. Note: Workshop held at Columbia University, New York, New York, March 15-17, 2006.
  11. Vogel S. Living in a physical world VIII. Gravity and life in water. J Biosci. 2006 Sep;31(3):309-22. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge; go to the publisher?s site.
  12. Ma W, Ali R, Berkowitz GA. Characterization of plant phenotypes associated with loss-of-function of AtCNGC1, a plant cyclic nucleotide gated cation channel. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2006 July - September;44(7-9):494-505. Epub 2006 Aug 23.

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