NASA Spaceline 2 February 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2007

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  1. Malone A, Batra NN, Shivaram G, Kwon R, You L, Kim CH, Rodriguez J, Jair K, Jacobs CR. The role of the actin cytoskeleton in oscillatory fluid flow induced signaling in MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 Jan 24; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.R. Jacobs)
  2. Patel MJ, Liu W, Sykes MC, Ward NE, Risin SA, Risin D, Jo H. Identification of mechanosensitive genes in osteoblasts by comparative microarray studies using the Rotating Wall Vessel and the Random Positioning Machine. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Jan 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Soucy KG, Lim HK, Benjo A, Santhanam L, Ryoo S, Shoukas AA, Vazquez ME, Berkowitz DE. Single exposure gamma-irradiation amplifies xanthine oxidase activity and induces endothelial dysfunction in rat aorta. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jan 26; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: A.A. Shoukas, D.E. Berkowitz)
  4. Chang PY, Bjornstad KA, Rosen CJ, Lin S, Blakely EA. Particle radiation alters expression of matrix metalloproteases resulting in ECM remodeling in human lens cells. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jan 26; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: E.A. Blakely)
  5. Bennett PV, Cutter NC, Sutherland BM. Split-dose exposures versus dual ion exposure in human cell neoplastic transformation. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jan 26; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: B.M. Sutherland, A. Gewirtz)
  6. Bertucci A, Durante M, Gialanella G, Grossi G, Manti L, Pugliese M, Scampoli P, Mancusi D, Sihver L, Rusek A. Shielding of relativistic protons. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jan 26; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M. Durante)
  7. Hada M, Meador JA, Cucinotta FA, Gonda SR, Wu H. Chromosome aberrations induced by dual exposure of protons and iron ions. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jan 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, H. Wu)
  8. Lieberman P. The evolution of human speech: Its anatomical and neural bases. Curr Anthropol. 2007 Feb;48(1):39-66. (HSR&T PI: P. Lieberman)
  9. Yu JK, Satou Y, Holland ND, Shin-I T, Kohara Y, Satoh N, Bronner-Fraser M, Holland LZ. Axial patterning in cephalochordates and the evolution of the organizer. Nature. 2007 Jan 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: M. Bronner-Fraser, L.Z. Holland)
  10. Dunn EF, Moy VN, Angerer LM, Angerer RC, Morris RL, Peterson KJ. Molecular paleoecology: Using gene regulatory analysis to address the origins of complex life cycles in the late Precambrian. Evol Dev. 2007 Jan-Feb;9(1):10-24. (HSR&T PI: K.J. Peterson)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Stewart LH, Trunkey D, Rebagliati GS. Emergency medicine in space. J Emerg Med. 2007 Jan;32(1):45-54.
  2. Gasiorowska A, Mikulski T, Smorawinski J, Kaciuba-Uscilko H, Cybulski G, Ziemba AW, Krzeminski K, Niewiadomski W, Nazar K. Cardiovascular and neurohormonal responses to lower body negative pressure (LBNP): Effect of training and 3 day bed rest. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2006 Nov;57 Suppl 10:85-100. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Puchalska L, Belkania GS. Haemodynamic responses to the dynamic exercise in subjects exposed to different gravitational conditions. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2006 Nov;57 Suppl 11:103-13. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Dzurik M, Diedrich A, Black B, Paranjape SY, Raj S, Robertson D. Endogenous Substance P modulates human cardiovascular regulation at rest and during orthostatic load. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jan 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Staecker H, Praetorius M, Baker K, Brough DE. Vestibular hair cell regeneration and restoration of balance function induced by math1 gene transfer. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Feb;28(2):223-31.
  6. Bruno E, Napolitano B, Di Girolamo S, De Padova A, Alessandrini M. Paroxysmal positional vertigo in skeet shooters and hunters. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Jan 23; [Epub ahead of print] Note: The impact and energy from shooting a gun may cause otoconia to become detached.
  7. Yuge L, Kajiume T, Tahara H, Kawahara Y, Umeda C, Yoshimoto R, Wu SL, Yamaoka K, Asashima M, Kataoka K, Ide T. Microgravity potentiates stem cell proliferation while sustaining the capability of differentiation. Stem Cells Dev. 2006 Dec;15(6):921-9. Note: Microgravity simulated with three-dimensional (3D) clinostat.
  8. Kaneyasu T, Kobayashi A, Nakayama M, Fujii N, Takahashi H, Miyazawa Y. Auxin response, but not its polar transport, plays a role in hydrotropism of Arabidopsis roots. J Exp Bot. 2007 Jan 22; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Sun XQ, Wang B, Sun HP, Shi F, Geng J, Wang YC. [Effects of intermittent head-up tilt on the endothelin expression and morphological changes of artery during simulated weightlessness in rabbits.] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Aug;19(4):265-8. Chinese.
  10. Wang Y, Li HF, Yang P, Pu JS, Liu YN, Deng WQ, Zou TX. [Preventive effects of hypoxic preconditioning on rat soleus muscle atrophy induced by simulated weightlessness.] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Aug;19(4):269-72. Chinese.
  11. Zhu YJ, Wu SD, Fan XL, Song XA, Xu LP. [Effects of hindlimb-unloading on diameter of intrafusal fibers and capsule at equatorial region of rat soleus muscle spindle.] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Aug;19(4):273-6. Chinese.
  12. Han L, Sun XQ, Li MG, Ma GX. [Effects of +Gz exposures on expression of HSP70 protein in rat hippocampus.] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Aug;19(4):277-80. Chinese.
  13. Wei XY, Sun XQ, Cao XS, Wu YH, Shi F. [Effects of +Gz exposure on S100 protein expression of astrocytes in rat brain.] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Aug;19(4):281-6. Chinese.
  14. Wang ZR, Chen SG, Ji ZH, Liu YY, Su HY. [Research progress in chronobiology.] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Aug;19(4):309-12. Chinese.
  15. Bagla P. Space science. India inches closer to crewed space flight. Science. 2007 Jan 26;315(5811):445. Note: India orbited a crewless spacecraft in mid-January. From article: ?The mission also carried two materials science experiments in which cystals were grown under near-zero-gravity conditions.?

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