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NASA Spaceline 1 December 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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  1. Soucy KG, Ryoo S, Benjo A, Lim HK, Gupta G, Sohi JS, Elser J, Aon MA, Nyhan D, Shoukas AA, Berkowitz DE. Impaired shear stress-induced nitric oxide production through decreased NOS phosphorylation contributes to age-related vascular stiffness. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Dec;101(6):1751-9. (HSR&T PIs: A.A. Shoukas, D.E. Berkowitz)
  2. Thomas JD, Popovic ZB. Assessment of left ventricular function by cardiac ultrasound. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Nov 21;48(10):2012-25. Epub 2006 Oct 31. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Thomas) Note: This review article is part of an issue of this journal focusing on cardiac imaging.
  3. Macias BR, Groppo ER, Bawa M, Tran Cao HS, Lee B, Pedowitz RA, Hargens AR. Lower body negative pressure treadmill exercise is more comfortable and produces similar physiological responses as weighted vest exercise. Int J Sports Med. 2006 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Hargens)
  4. Sacheck JM, Hyatt JP, Raffaello A, Jagoe RT, Roy RR, Edgerton VR, Lecker SH, Goldberg AL. Rapid disuse and denervation atrophy involve transcriptional changes similar to those of muscle wasting during systemic diseases. FASEB J. 2006 Nov 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.L. Goldberg)
  5. Arbogast S, Smith J, Matuszczak Y, Hardin B, Moylan J, Smith JD, Ware J, Kennedy AR, Reid MB. Bowman-Birk Inhibitor Concentrate prevents atrophy, weakness, and oxidative stress in soleus muscle of hindlimb-unloaded mice. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: A.R. Kennedy, M.B. Reid)
  6. Yu Z, Gao F, Feng H, Jin JP. Differential regulation of myofilament protein isoforms underlying the contractility changes in skeletal muscle unloading. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006 Nov 15; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.P. Jin)
  7. Kornilova LN, Alekhina MI, Temnikova VV, Reshke [Reschke] M, Sagalovich SV, Malakhov SV, Naumov IA, Kozlovskaya IB, Vasin AV. The effect of a long stay under microgravity on the vestibular function and tracking eye movements. Hum Physiol. 2006 Oct;32(5):547-55. Note: ISS results. This is a translation of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2006 Sep-Oct;32(5):56-64.
  8. Chang PY, Doppalapudi R, Bakke J, Puey A, Lin S. Evaluation of the impact of shielding materials in radiation protection in transgenic animals. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2006 Nov 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P.Y. Chang) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  9. Limoli CL, Giedzinski E, Baure J, Rola R, Fike JR. Redox changes induced in hippocampal precursor cells by heavy ion irradiation. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2006 Nov 14; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: C.L. Limoli, G. Nelson/J.R. Fike) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  10. Russell JF, Klaus DM, Mosher TJ. Applying analysis of International Space Station crew-time utilization to mission design. J Spacecr Rockets. 2006 Jan-Feb;43(1):130-6. Note: Used ISS crew-time data. A pdf of the first page of the paper may be able to be accessed.
  11. Eckmann DM, Zhang J, Lampe J, Ayyaswamy PS. Gas embolism and surfactant-based intervention: Implications for long-duration space-based activity. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1077:256-69. (HSR&T PI: D.M. Eckmann) Note: This and the following paper and two papers in the ?Other papers of interest? section are from an issue entitled: ?Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena in the Space Sciences.? The issue includes 40 papers on the subjects of materials technology, protein and inorganic crystal growth, biotransport phenomena, fluid dynamics and diffusion processes in space systems, interfacial phenomena, electrostatic and electromagnetic phenomena, and boiling phenomena and thermal management.
  12. Ayyaswamy PS, Zhang J, Eckmann DM. Numerical modeling of the transport to an intravascular bubble in a tube with a soluble/insoluble surfactant. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1077:270-87. (HSR&T PI: D.M. Eckmann)
  13. Rounds RM, Ibey BL, Beier HT, Pishko MV, Cote GL. Microporated PEG spheres for fluorescent analyte detection. J Fluoresc. 2006 Nov 17; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.V. Pishko) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  14. Lenihan JS, Ball JC, Gavalas VG, Lumpp JK, Hines J, Daunert S, Bachas LG. Microfabrication of screen-printed nanoliter vials with embedded surface-modified electrodes. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2006 Nov 18; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S. Daunert) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  15. Emanuelsson O, Nagalakshmi U, Zheng D, Rozowsky JS, Urban AE, Du J, Lian Z, Stolc V, Weissman S, Snyder M, Gerstein M. Assessing the performance of different high-density tiling microarray strategies for mapping transcribed regions of the human genome. Genome Res. 2006 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Howard-Ashby M, Materna SC, Brown CT, Tu Q, Oliveri P, Cameron RA, Davidson EH. High regulatory gene use in sea urchin embryogenesis: Implications for bilaterian development and evolution. Dev Biol. 2006 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: E.H. Davidson)
  17. Gerhart J. The deuterostome ancestor. J Cell Physiol. 2006 Dec;209(3):677-85. (HSR&T PI: J. Gerhart)
  18. Moorman SJ. Prof-in-a-Box: Using internet video-conferencing to assist students in the gross anatomy laboratory. BMC Med Educ. 2006 Nov 15;6(1):55 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.J. Moorman) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Noskov VB, Kotov AN, Morukov BV, Nichiporuk IA, Shargin YuG. Bioimpedance analysis of fluids and body composition under the conditions of short-term space flight or hypokinesia. Hum Physiol. 2006 Oct;32(5):622-5. Note: ISS results. This is a translation of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2006 Sep-Oct;32(5):136-9.
  2. Kaneko M, Miyatsuji K, Tanabe S. Energy expenditure while performing gymnastic-like motion in Spacelab during spaceflight: Case study. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006 Oct;31(5):631-4. Note: STS-47 (Spacelab J) results. This paper may be able to be obtained online without charge via the publisher's site.
  3. Masuki S, Eisenach JH, Johnson C, Dietz NM, Benrud-Larson L, Schrage WG, Curry TB, Sandroni P, Low PA, Joyner MJ. Excessive heart rate response to orthostatic stress in postural tachycardia syndrome is not caused by anxiety. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Grenier G, Remy-Zolghadri M, Bergeron F, Guignard R, Baker K, Labbe R, Auger FA, Germain L. Mechanical loading modulates the differentiation state of vascular smooth muscle cells. Tissue Eng. 2006 Oct 1; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Dufour C, Holy X, Marie PJ. Skeletal unloading induces osteoblast apoptosis and targets alpha5beta1-PI3K-Bcl-2 signaling in rat bone. Exp Cell Res. 2006 Oct 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Thijssen DH, Ellenkamp R, Kooijman M, Pickkers P, Rongen GA, Hopman MT, Smits P. A causal role for endothelin-1 in the vascular adaptation to skeletal muscle deconditioning in spinal cord injury. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006 Nov 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Selsby JT, Rother S, Tsuda S, Pracash O, Quindry JC, Dodd SL. Intermittent hyperthermia enhances skeletal muscle regrowth and attenuates oxidative damage following reloading. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Au Yong N, Paige G, Seidman S. Multiple sensory cues underlying the perception of translation and path. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Nov 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Sadeghi SG, Minor LB, Cullen KE. Response of vestibular-nerve afferents to active and passive rotations under normal conditions and following unilateral labyrinthectomy. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Nov 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Quarck G, Ventre J, Etard O, Denise P. Total sleep deprivation can increase vestibulo-ocular responses. J Sleep Res. 2006 Dec;15(4):369-75.
  11. Kelley MW. Regulation of cell fate in the sensory epithelia of the inner ear. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006 Nov;7(11):837-49. Note: The drawing on the cover of this issue was "inspired" by this article.
  12. Sharma G, Saxena RK, Mishra P. Differential effects of cyclic and static pressure on biochemical and morphological properties of chondrocytes from articular cartilage. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2006 Nov 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Sibout R, Sukumar P, Hettiarachchi C, Holm M, Muday GK, Hardtke CS. Opposite root growth phenotypes of hy5 versus hy5 hyh mutants correlate with increased constitutive auxin signaling. PLoS Genet. 2006 Nov 24;2(11):e202. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  14. Yamashita M, Ishikawa Y, Kitaya Y, Goto E, Arai M, Hashimoto H, Tomita-Yokotani K, Hirafuji M, Omori K, Shiraishi A, Tani A, Toki K, Yokota H, Fujita O. An overview of challenges in modeling heat and mass transfer for living on Mars. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1077:232-43.
  15. Kitaya Y, Kawai M, Takahashi H, Tani A, Goto E, Saito T, Shibuya T, Kiyota M. Heat and gas exchanges between plants and atmosphere under microgravity conditions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1077:244-55.

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