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NASA Spaceline 12 January 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007

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  1. Koncarevic A, Jackman RW, Kandarian SC. The ubiquitin-protein ligase Nedd4 targets Notch1 in skeletal muscle and distinguishes the subset of atrophies caused by reduced muscle tension. FASEB J. 2006 Dec 16; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.C. Kandarian)
  2. Delp MD. Arterial adaptations in microgravity contribute to orthostatic tolerance. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Dec 14; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.D. Delp) Note: This is a comment on a recent paper by Tuday, Meck, Nyhan, Shoukas, and Berkowitz (11/10/06 list) about microgravity-induced changes in aortic stiffness.
  3. Shames DS, Girard L, Gao B, Sato M, Lewis CM, Shivapurkar N, Jiang A, Perou CM, Kim YH, Pollack JR, Fong KM, Lam CL, Wong M, Shyr Y, Nanda R, Olopade OI, Gerald W, Euhus DM, Shay JW, Gazdar AF, Minna JD. A genome-wide screen for promoter methylation in lung cancer identifies novel methylation markers for multiple malignancies. PLoS Med. 2006 Dec;3(12):e486. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Minna) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge. Brena et al. commented on this paper in this same issue.
  4. Yasuda N, Uchihori Y, Benton ER, Kitamura H, Fujitaka K. The intercomparison of cosmic rays with heavy ion beams at NIRS (ICCHIBAN) project. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;120(1-4):414-20. Epub 2006 May 15. (HSR&T PI: E.R. Benton) Note: This paper and the following paper, four papers in ?Other papers of interest? section, and four other papers previously included in Current Awareness lists as epubs are part of a ?Space and Aviation Dosimetry? section in this issue on ?Solid State Dosimetry.? (Table of Contents)
  5. Deme S, Apathy I, Pazmandi T, Benton ER, Reitz G, Akatov Y. On-board TLD measurements on Mir and ISS. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;120(1-4):438-41. Epub 2006 May 18. (HSR&T PI: E.R. Benton) Note: Salyut, Mir, and ISS results.
  6. Brooks KR, Stone LS. Stereomotion suppression and the perception of speed: Accuracy and precision as a function of 3D trajectory. J Vis. 2006 Oct 19;6(11):1214-23. (HSR&T PI: L.S. Stone) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Brooks KR, Stone LS. Spatial scale of stereomotion speed processing. J Vis. 2006 Oct 26;6(11):1257-66. (HSR&T PI: L.S. Stone) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Stepkowski SM, Phan T, Zhang H, Bilinski S, Kloc M, Qi Y, Katz SM, Rutzky LP. Immature syngeneic dendritic cells potentiate tolerance to pancreatic islet allografts depleted of donor dendritic cells in microgravity culture condition. Transplantation. 2006 Dec 27;82(12):1756-63. (HSR&T PI: L.P. Rutzky)
  9. Cartinella JL, Cath TY, Flynn MT, Miller GC, Hunter KW Jr, Childress AE. Removal of natural steroid hormones from wastewater using membrane contactor processes. Environ Sci Technol. 2006 Dec 1;40(23):7381-6. (HSR&T PI: M.T. Flynn)
  10. Cath TY, Childress AE, Elimelech M. Forward osmosis: Principles, applications, and recent developments. J Memb Sci. 2006 Sep 15;281(1-2):70-87. (HSR&T PI: M.T. Flynn)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Haddy FJ. NASA--has its biological groundwork for a trip to Mars improved? FASEB J. 2007 Jan 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Belavy DL, Richardson CA, Wilson SJ, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D. Superficial lumbopelvic muscle overactivity and decreased cocontraction after 8 weeks of bed rest. Spine. 2007 Jan 1;32(1):E23-9.
  3. Kawano F, Matsuoka Y, Oke Y, Higo Y, Terada M, Wang X, Nakai N, Fukuda H, Ohmi S, Ohira Y. Role(s) of nucleoli, phosphorylation of ribosomal protein S6 and/or HSP27 in the regulation of muscle mass. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006 Dec 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Tiapkina OV, Bukharaeva EA, Nikol'skii EE. [The influence of hindlimb unloading on the effectiveness of modulation of the mediator secretion via the autoreceptor system] Biofizika. 2006 Sep-Oct;51(5):827-32. Russian.
  5. Mukhina AM, Zhelezniakova AV, Kitina IuN, Shenkman BS, Nemirovskaia TL. [NFATc1 and slow-to-fast shift of myosin heavy chain isoforms under functional unloading of the rat m. soleus] Biofizika. 2006 Sep-Oct;51(5):918-23. Russian.
  6. Umnova MM, Krasnov IB. [The absence of support loading on the rat m. soleus leads to an increase in the number of intrafusal muscle fibres in muscle spindles] Biofizika. 2006 Sep-Oct;51(5):940-5. Russian.
  7. Robertson HT, Hlastala MP. Microsphere maps of regional blood flow and regional ventilation. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Dec 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Reitz G. Past and future application of solid-state detectors in manned spaceflight. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;120(1-4):387-96. Epub 2006 Jun 9. Note: Review of space flight dosimetry and results.
  9. Bilski P. Dosimetry of densely ionising radiation with three LiF phosphors for space applications. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;120(1-4):397-400. Epub 2006 May 26.
  10. Vana N, Hajek M, Berger T, Fugger M, Hofmann P. Novel shielding materials for space and air travel. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;120(1-4):405-9. Epub 2006 May 22.
  11. Yasuda H. Space radiation dosimetry by combination of integrating dosemeters. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;120(1-4):410-3. Epub 2006 May 18.
  12. Shupak A, Gordon CR. Motion sickness: Advances in pathogenesis, prediction, prevention, and treatment. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Dec;77(12):1213-23.
  13. Wickens CD, Self BP, Small RL, Williams CB, Burrows CL, Levinthal BR, Keller JW. Rotation rate and duration effects on the somatogyral illusion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Dec;77(12):1244-51.
  14. Oshima K, Grimm CM, Corrales CE, Senn P, Martinez Monedero R, Geleoc GS, Edge A, Holt JR, Heller S. Differential distribution of stem cells in the auditory and vestibular organs of the inner ear. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2006 Dec 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Gong X, Huang WN, Wang Z, Chen M, Gao B, Zhou JM. [Functional localization of vestibular cerebral representations in human using functional magnetic resonance imaging] Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2006 Oct;41(10):731-5. Chinese.
  16. Silva HS, Martins ML, Vilela MJ, Jaeger R, Kachar B. 1/f ruffle oscillations in plasma membranes of amphibian epithelial cells under normal and inverted gravitational orientations. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Oct;74(4 Pt 1):041903. Epub 2006 Oct 4.
  17. Robertson D, Snarey J, Ousley O, Harenski K, Bowman FD, Gilkey R, Kilts C. The neural processing of moral sensitivity to issues of justice and care. Neuropsychologia. 2007;45(4):755-66. Epub 2006 Dec 18.

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