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NASA Spaceline 2 March 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. Genetos DC, Kephart CJ, Zhang Y, Yellowley CE, Donahue HJ. Oscillating fluid flow activation of gap junction hemichannels induces ATP release from MLO-Y4 osteocytes. J Cell Physiol. 2007 Feb 14; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: D.C. Genetos, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  2. Yu ZB, Jin JP. Removing the regulatory N-terminal domain of cardiac troponin I diminishes incompatibility during bacterial expression. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2007 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.P. Jin)
  3. Lewandowski BE, Kilgore KL, Gustafson KJ. Design considerations for an implantable, muscle powered piezoelectric system for generating electrical power. Ann Biomed Eng. 2007 Feb 13; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Fike JR, Rola R, Limoli CL. Radiation response of neural precursor cells. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Jan;18(1):115-27. (HSR&T PIs: J.R. Fike, C.L. Limoli, G.A. Nelson)
  5. Raman S, Maxwell CA, Barcellos-Hoff MH, Parvin B. Geometric approach to segmentation and protein localization in cell culture assays. J Microsc. 2007 Jan;225(Pt 1):22-30. (HSR&T PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
  6. Karmali F, Ramat S, Shelhamer M. Vertical skew due to changes in gravitoinertial force: A possible consequence of otolith asymmetry. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(3):117-25. (HSR&T PI: M. Shelhamer) Note: Parabolic flight results.
  7. Yang Y, Soyemi OO, Landry MR, Soller BR. Noninvasive in vivo measurement of venous blood pH during exercise using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Appl Spectrosc. 2007 Feb;61(2):223-9. (HSR&T PI: B.R. Soller)
  8. Owen NR, Bailey MR, Crum LA, Sapozhnikov OA, Trusov LA. The use of resonant scattering to identify stone fracture in shock wave lithotripsy. J Acoust Soc Am. 2007 Jan;121(1):EL41-7. (HSR&T PI: L.A. Crum) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Vijayaraghavan R, Islam SK, Zhang M, Ripp S, Caylor S, Bull ND, Moser S, Terry SC, Blalock BJ, Sayler GS. A bioreporter bioluminescent integrated circuit for very low-level chemical sensing in both gas and liquid environments. Sens Actuators B Chem. 2006 Nov 29; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.S. Sayler)
  10. Lintault LM, Zakrzewska EI, Maple RL, Baer LA, Casey TM, Ronca AE, Wade CE, Plaut KI. In a hypergravity environment neonatal survival is adversely affected by alterations in dam tissue metabolism rather than reduced food intake. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: K.I. Plaut)
  11. Rasmussen SL, Holland LZ, Schubert M, Beaster-Jones L, Holland ND. Amphioxus AmphiDelta: Evolution of Delta protein structure, segmentation, and neurogenesis. Genesis. 2007 Feb 13;45(3):113-22 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M. Bronner-Fraser/L.Z. Holland)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Porta A, Tobaldini E, Guzzetti S, Furlan R, Montano N, Gnecchi-Ruscone T. Assessment of cardiac autonomic modulation during graded head-up tilt by symbolic analysis of heart rate variability. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Feb 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Ogoh S, Fisher JP, Fadel PJ, Raven PB. Increases in central blood volume modulate carotid baroreflex resetting during dynamic exercise in humans. J Physiol. 2007 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  3. Garman R, Gaudette G, Donahue LR, Rubin C, Judex S. Low-level accelerations applied in the absence of weight bearing can enhance trabecular bone formation. J Orthop Res. 2007 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Heller HJ, Zerwekh JE, Gottschalk FA, Pak CY. Reduced bone formation and relatively increased bone resorption in absorptive hypercalciuria. Kidney Int. 2007 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Hino K, Nakamoto T, Nifuji A, Morinobu M, Yamamoto H, Ezura Y, Noda M. Deficiency of CIZ, a nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein, prevents unloading-induced bone loss through the enhancement of osteoblastic bone formation in vivo. Bone. 2007 Feb 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Belavy DL, Richardson CA, Wilson SJ, Felsenberg D, Rittweger J. Tonic to phasic shift of lumbo-pelvic muscle activity during 8-weeks of bed-rest and 6-months follow-up. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Feb 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Moylan JS, Reid MB. Oxidative stress, chronic disease, and muscle wasting. Muscle Nerve. 2007 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Zhuanzi W, Wenjian L, Dejuan Z, Wei W, Xigang J, Qingxiang G. Chromatid-type aberrations following irradiation in G0 lymphocytes with heavy ions. Mutat Res. 2007 Jan 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Hanes DA, McCollum G. Cognitive-vestibular interactions: A review of patient difficulties and possible mechanisms. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(3):75-91.
  10. Prieur JM, Bourdin C, Sares F, Vercher JL. Effects of head orientation and lateral body tilt on egocentric coding: Cognitive and sensory-motor accuracy. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(3):93-103.
  11. Tribukait A, Eiken O. Changes in the perceived head transversal plane and the subjective visual horizontal induced by Coriolis stimulation during gondola centrifugation. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(3):105-16.
  12. Zhao X, Yang H, Yamoah EN, Lundberg YW. Gene targeting reveals the role of Oc90 as the essential organizer of the otoconial organic matrix. Dev Biol. 2007 Jan 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Hildebrand MS, de Silva MG, Klockars T, Campbell CA, Smith RJ, Dahl HH. Gene expression profiling analysis of the inner ear. Hear Res. 2007 Mar;225(1-2):1-10. Epub 2007 Jan 18.
  14. Pashchenko PS, Zakharova IV. [Changes in the pancreas structure after exposure of the body to gravitational overloads] Morfologiia. 2006;129(1):62-7. Russian.
  15. Donina ZhA, Lavrova IN, Tikhonov MA, Kotov AN, Kolesnikov VI. [Cardiorespiratory responses of animals to passive orthostasis after intermittent hypoxia during head-down tilt] Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2006 Aug;92(8):997-1005. Russian.
  16. Le Bourg E. Hormetic effects of repeated exposures to cold at young age on longevity, aging and resistance to heat or cold shocks in Drosophila melanogaster. Biogerontology. 2007 Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Kurien BT, Dorri Y, D'Souza A, Scofield RH. Four men in a space station - To say nothing of the cow! The quest for finding respite and work in the ultimate frontier. Med Hypotheses. 2007 Feb 14; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Humorous account that also outlines the difficulties associated with preparing for and travelling into space.

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