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NASA Spaceline 16 February 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007

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  1. Clark BC, Pierce JR, Manini TM, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Effect of prolonged unweighting of human skeletal muscle on neuromotor force control. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program and American College of Sports Medicine/NASA Space Physiology Research Grant)
  2. Manini TM, Clark BC, Nalls MA, Goodpaster BH, Ploutz-Snyder LL, Harris TB. Reduced physical activity increases intermuscular adipose tissue in healthy young adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Feb;85(2):377-84. (HSR&T PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program and American College of Sports Medicine/NASA Space Physiology Research Grant)
  3. Sheffield-Moore M, Paddon-Jones D, Urban RJ. Amino acid supplementation and skeletal muscle metabolism in ageing populations. Horm Res. 2006;66 Suppl 1:93-7. Epub 2007 Jan 25. (HSR&T PIs: R.R. Wolfe, A.A. Ferrando)
  4. Wang X, Liu H, Xia Z, Braby LA. Lineal energy as a function of site size for HZE radiation. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2007 Jan 24; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.A. Braby)
  5. Stewart J, Ko YH, Kennedy AR. Protective effects of L-selenomethionine on space radiation induced changes in gene expression. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Kennedy)
  6. Eckstein MP, Beutter BR, Pham BT, Shimozaki SS, Stone LS. Similar neural representations of the target for saccades and perception during search. J Neurosci. 2007 Feb 7;27(6):1266-70.
  7. Akitake B, Spelbrink RE, Anishkin A, Killian JA, de Kruijff B, Sukharev S. 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol changes the transition kinetics and subunit interactions in the small bacterial mechanosensitive channel MscS. Biophys J. 2007 Feb 2; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S. Sukharev) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  8. Daunert S, Bachas LG, Schauer-Vukasinovic V, Gregory KJ, Schrift G, Deo S. Calmodulin-mediated reversible immobilization of enzymes. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2006 Oct 27; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S. Daunert)
  9. Choi H, Stathatos E, Dionysiou DD. Photocatalytic TiO2 films and membranes for the development of efficient wastewater treatment and reuse systems. Desalination. 2007 Jan 5;202(1-3):199-206. (HSR&T PI: D.D. Dionysiou) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  10. Chen Y, Dionysiou DD. A comparative study on physicochemical properties and photocatalytic behavior of macroporous TiO2-P25 composite films and macroporous TiO2 films coated on stainless steel substrate. Appl Catal A Gen. 2007 Jan 27;317(1):129-37. (HSR&T PI: D.D. Dionysiou)
  11. Chen Y, Dionysiou DD. Correlation of structural properties and film thickness to photocatalytic activity of thick TiO2 films coated on stainless steel. Appl Catal B Environ. 2006 Dec 1;69(1-2):24-33. (HSR&T PI: D.D. Dionysiou)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Pompeiano O. Contribution of REM sleep to Fos and FRA expression in the vestibular nuclei of rat leading to vestibular adaptation during the STS-90 Neurolab Mission. Arch Ital Biol. 2007 Jan;145(1):55-85. Note: STS-90 (Neurolab) results.
  2. Zhao J, Wecht JM, Zhang Y, Wen X, Zeman R, Bauman WA, Cardozo C. iNOS expression in rat aorta is increased after spinal cord transection: A possible cause of orthostatic hypotension in man. Neurosci Lett. 2007 Jan 14; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Simulated microgravity research results were mentioned as a rationale for this study.
  3. Steiner LA, Staender S, Sieber CC, Skarvan K. Effects of simulated hypovolaemia on haemodynamics, left ventricular function, mesenteric blood flow and gastric PCO2. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2007 Feb;51(2):143-50.
  4. Powers SK, Kavazis AN, McClung JM. Oxidative stress and disuse muscle atrophy. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Kanno T, Takahashi T, Tsujisawa T, Ariyoshi W, Nishihara T. Mechanical stress-mediated Runx2 activation is dependent on Ras/ERK1/2 MAPK signaling in osteoblasts. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Jan 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Huang L, Kim PM, Nickoloff JA, Morgan WF. Targeted and nontargeted effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on delayed genomic instability in human cells. Cancer Res. 2007 Feb 1;67(3):1099-104.
  7. Kempe J, Gudowska I, Brahme A. Depth absorbed dose and LET distributions of therapeutic 1H, 4He, 7Li, and 12C beams. Med Phys. 2007 Jan;34(1):183-92.
  8. Green AM, Meng H, Angelaki DE. A reevaluation of the inverse dynamic model for eye movements. J Neurosci. 2007 Feb 7;27(6):1346-55.
  9. Martinelli GP, Friedrich VL Jr, Prell GD, Holstein GR. Vestibular neurons in the rat contain imidazoleacetic acid-ribotide, a putative neurotransmitter involved in blood pressure regulation. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Apr 1;501(4):568-81.
  10. Alboni P, Brignole M, Degli Uberti EC. Is vasovagal syncope a disease? Europace. 2007 Feb;9(2):83-7.
  11. Tanaka H, Umehara T, Inaka K, Takahashi S, Shibata R, Bessho Y, Sato M, Sugiyama S, Fusatomi E, Terada T, Shirouzu M, Sano S, Motohara M, Kobayashi T, Tanaka T, Tanaka A, Yokoyama S. Crystallization of the archaeal transcription termination factor NusA: A significant decrease in twinning under microgravity conditions. Acta Crystallograph Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2007 Feb 1;63(Pt 2):69-73. Epub 2007 Jan 17. Note: ISS results.
  12. Li G, Xue HW. Arabidopsis PLDzeta2 regulates vesicle trafficking and is required for auxin response. Plant Cell. 2007 Jan 26; [Epub ahead of print]

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