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NASA Spaceline 23 March 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2007

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  1. Xia Y, Lin W, Qin YX. Bone surface topology mapping and its role in trabecular bone quality assessment using scanning confocal ultrasound. Osteoporos Int. 2007 Mar 15; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: Y.-X. Qin)
  2. Sumanasekera WK, Sumanasekera GU, Mattingly KA, Dougherty SM, Keynton RS, Klinge CM. Estradiol and dihydrotestosterone regulate endothelial cell barrier function following hypergravity-induced alterations in MAPK activity. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 Mar 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Parvin B, Yang Q, Han J, Chang H, Rydberg B, Barcellos-Hoff MH. Iterative voting for inference of structural saliency and characterization of subcellular events. IEEE Trans Image Process. 2007 Mar;16(3):615-23. (HSR&T PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
  4. Islam SK, Vijayaraghavan R, Zhang M, Ripp S, Caylor SD, Weathers B, Moser S, Terry S, Blalock BJ, Sayler GS. Integrated circuit biosensors using living whole-cell bioreporters. IEEE Trans Circuits Syst. 1, Fund Theory Applic. 2007 Jan;54(1):89-98. (HSR&T PI: G.S. Sayler)
  5. Tucker DL, Ott CM, Huff S, Fofanov Y, Pierson DL, Willson RC, Fox GE. Characterization of Escherichia coli MG1655 grown in a low-shear modeled microgravity environment. BMC Microbiol. 2007 Mar 7;7(1):15 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Freed LE, Guilak F, Guo XE, Gray ML, Tranquillo R, Holmes JW, Radisic M, Sefton MV, Kaplan D, Vunjak-Novakovic G. Advanced tools for tissue engineering: Scaffolds, bioreactors, and signaling. Tissue Eng. 2006 Dec;12(12):3285-305. (HSR&T PI: L.E. Freed) Note: This paper was one of a series of papers in this issue summarizing the results of a 2005 workshop: ?Tissue Engineering: The Next Generation.? This paper and the other papers in the issue can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Marolt D, Augst A, Freed LE, Vepari C, Fajardo R, Patel N, Gray M, Farley M, Kaplan D, Vunjak-Novakovic G. Bone and cartilage tissue constructs grown using human bone marrow stromal cells, silk scaffolds and rotating bioreactors. Biomaterials. 2006 Dec;27(36):6138-49. Epub 2006 Aug 8. (HSR&T PI: L.E. Freed)
  8. Perrin RM, Wang Y, Yuen CY, Will J, Masson PH. WVD2 is a novel microtubule-associated protein in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 2007 Mar;49(6):961-71. Epub 2007 Feb 22. (HSR&T PI: P.H. Masson)
  9. Kiss JZ. Where's the water? Hydrotropism in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 13;104(11):4247-8. Epub 2007 Mar 12. (HSR&T PI: J.Z. Kiss) Note: This article comments on the last paper in the ?Other papers of interest? section and it discusses the relationship between hydrotropism and gravitropism.
  10. Voit DC, Santos MR, Singh RP. Development of a multipurpose fruit and vegetable processor for a manned mission to Mars. J Food Eng. 2006 Nov;77(2):230-8. (HSR&T PI: R.P. Singh)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Schneider S, Brummer V, Gobel S, Carnahan H, Dubrowski A, Struder HK. Parabolic flight experience is related to increased release of stress hormones. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  2. Xue JH, Zhang LF, Ma J, Xie MJ. Differential regulation of CaL in cerebral and mesenteric arteries after 3- and 28-d simulated microgravity in rats and its intervention by 1 h/d standing. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Mar 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Galvin I, Drummond GB, Nirmalan M. Distribution of blood flow and ventilation in the lung: Gravity is not the only factor. Br J Anaesth. 2007 Apr;98(4):420-8. Epub 2007 Mar 8. Note: SLS-1 and parabolic flight results are briefly reviewed as part of the analysis.
  4. Gomes AR, Cornachione A, Salvini TF, Mattiello-Sverzut AC. Morphological effects of two protocols of passive stretch over the immobilized rat soleus muscle. J Anat. 2007 Mar;210(3):328-35.
  5. Gomez C, David V, Peet NM, Vico L, Chenu C, Malaval L, Skerry TM. Absence of mechanical loading in utero influences bone mass and architecture but not innervation in Myod-Myf5-deficient mice. J Anat. 2007 Mar;210(3):259-71.
  6. Kouzaki M, Masani K, Akima H, Shirasawa H, Fukuoka H, Kanehisa H, Fukunaga T. Effects of 20-day bed rest with and without strength training on postural sway during quiet standing. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2007 Mar;189(3):279-92.
  7. Cinelli M, Patla A, Stuart B. Involvement of the head and trunk during gaze reorientation during standing and treadmill walking. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Mar 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Tian J, Zee DS, Walker MF. Rotational and translational optokinetic nystagmus have different kinematics. Vision Res. 2007 Mar;47(7):1003-10. Epub 2007 Feb 22.
  9. Fang L, Wang Y, Du D, Yang G, Tak Kwok T, Kai Kong S, Chen B, Chen DJ, Chen Z. Cell polarity protein Par3 complexes with DNA-PK via Ku70 and regulates DNA double-strand break repair. Cell Res. 2007 Feb;17(2):100-16. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  10. Daly MJ, Gaidamakova EK, Matrosova VY, Vasilenko A, Zhai M, Leapman RD, Lai B, Ravel B, Li SM, Kemner KM, Fredrickson JK. Protein oxidation implicated as the primary determinant of bacterial radioresistance. PLoS Biol. 2007 Mar 20;5(4):e92 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  11. La Duc MT, Dekas A, Osman S, Moissl C, Newcombe D, Venkateswaran K. Isolation and characterization of bacteria capable of tolerating the extreme conditions of clean-room environments. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Feb 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Infanger M, Ulbrich C, Baatout S, Wehland M, Kreutz R, Bauer J, Grosse J, Vadrucci S, Cogoli A, Derradji H, Neefs M, Kusters S, Spain M, Paul M, Grimm D. Modeled gravitational unloading induced downregulation of endothelin-1 in human endothelial cells. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Mar 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Wang YL, Yang Q, Yang D, Yao J. [FTIR research on tomato pollens with flight mutagenesis] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2006 Dec;26(12):2207-9. Chinese. Note: Space flight samples were used.
  14. Kobayashi A, Takahashi A, Kakimoto Y, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Higashitani A, Takahashi H. From the Cover: A gene essential for hydrotropism in roots. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 13;104(11):4724-9. Epub 2007 Mar 5. Note: Also see citation #9 in the first section of the list. This paper, which is listed on the cover of PNAS (not the cover photograph), can be obtained online without charge.

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