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NASA Spaceline 30 March 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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  1. Clement JL, Boyd JE, Kanas N, Saylor S. Leadership challenges in ISS operations: Lessons learned from junior and senior mission control personnel. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Mar 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: N. Kanas)
  2. Boyd JE, Kanas N, Gushin VI, Saylor S. Cultural differences in patterns of mood states on board the International Space Station. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Mar 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: N. Kanas) Note: ISS and Mir results.
  3. Dorfman TA, Levine BD, Tillery T, Peshock RM, Hastings JL, Schneider SM, Macias BR, Biolo G, Hargens AR. Cardiac atrophy in women following bed rest. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Mar 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Hargens)
  4. Tuday EC, Berkowitz DE. Microgravity and cardiac atrophy: No sex discrimination. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Mar 15; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.A. Shoukas/D.E. Berkowitz) Note: This article comments on the paper by Dorfman et al. above and describes the state of knowledge of differerences between men and women regarding cardiac atrophy during bed rest or space flight.
  5. Norbury JW, Maung KM. Electromagnetic dissociation and space radiation. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Apr-May;60(8-9):770-4.
  6. Mao JH, Wu D, Perez-Losada J, Jiang T, Li Q, Neve RM, Gray JW, Cai WW, Balmain A. Crosstalk between Aurora-A and p53: Frequent deletion or downregulation of Aurora-A in tumors from p53 null mice. Cancer Cell. 2007 Feb;11(2):161-73. (HSR&T PI: A. Balmain)
  7. Moutos FT, Freed LE, Guilak F. A biomimetic three-dimensional woven composite scaffold for functional tissue engineering of cartilage. Nat Mater. 2007 Feb;6(2):162-7. Epub 2007 Jan 21. (HSR&T PI: L.E. Freed) Note: This paper is featured on the cover of this issue of the journal and is described in an accompanying ?News and Views? article.
  8. Baker DA, Beckingham KM, Armstrong JD. Functional dissection of the neural substrates for gravitaxic maze behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Apr 10;501(5):756-64. (HSR&T PI: K.M. Beckingham)
  9. Lee J, He K, Stolc V, Lee H, Figueroa P, Gao Y, Tongprasit W, Zhao H, Lee I, Deng XW. Analysis of transcription factor HY5 genomic binding sites revealed its hierarchical role in light regulation of development. Plant Cell. 2007 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Salmi ML, Morris KE, Roux SJ, Porterfield DM. Nitric oxide and cGMP signaling in calcium-dependent development of cell polarity in Ceratopteris richardii. Plant Physiol. 2007 Mar 9; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S.J. Roux) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  11. Wheeler WC. Chromosomal character optimization. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2007 Feb 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: W.C. Wheeler)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kimmerly DS, Wong SW, Salzer D, Menon R, Shoemaker JK. Forebrain regions associated with post-exercise differences in autonomic and cardiovascular function during baroreceptor unloading. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Mar 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Roberts DR, Ricci R, Funke FW, Ramsey P, Kelley W, Carroll JS, Ramsey D, Borckardt JJ, Johnson K, George MS. Lower limb immobilization is associated with increased corticospinal excitability. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Mar 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Mueller PJ. Exercise training and sympathetic nervous system activity: Evidence for physical activity dependent neural plasticity. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2007 Apr;34(4):377-84.
  4. Deogenes KG, Kakuris KK, Deogenov VA, Yerullis KB. Electrolyte homeostasis in trained and untrained healthy subjects during prolonged hypokinesia. Clin Biochem. 2007 Feb 3; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Yoshitake Y, Kouzaki M, Fukuoka H, Fukunaga T, Shinohara M. Modulation of muscle activity and force fluctuations in the plantarflexors after bedrest depends on knee position. Muscle Nerve. 2007 Mar 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Akima H, Ushiyama JI, Kubo J, Fukuoka H, Kanehisa H, Fukunaga T. Effect of unloading on muscle volume with and without resistance training. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Apr-May;60(8-9):728-36.
  7. Watanabe S, Hitomi Y, Kawano F, Ohira Y, Kizaki T, Nakano N, Sakurai T, Izawa T, Suzuki K, Sudoh M, Roy RR, Ohno H. Transcription regulation of gene expression in rat brown adipose tissue in response to unloading or 2G loading during growing period. Acta Astronaut. 2007 May-Jun;60(10-11):889-98.
  8. Tarakin PP, Gasnikova NM, Shenkman BS. Effect of head-down hanging on the course of degenerative process in the hind paw muscles of 12-month-old MDX mice. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2006 Jun;141(6):751-4. English, Russian.
  9. Symonds BL, James RS, Franklin CE. Getting the jump on skeletal muscle disuse atrophy: Preservation of contractile performance in aestivating Cyclorana alboguttata (Gunther 1867). J Exp Biol. 2007 Mar 1;210(Pt 5):825-35. Note: There is a comment in this issue (it can be obtained without cost) describing this research, including a graphic. You may be able to obtain the paper without charge via the links in the comment.
  10. Sun P, Huang Z, Cai DH, He L. [Effects of Chinese Bushen Zhuanggu medicine on bone loss in female rats after simulated weightlessness] Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2007 Feb;27(2):212-4. Chinese.
  11. Fetter M. Vestibulo-ocular reflex. Dev Ophthalmol. 2007;40:35-51.
  12. Tsutsumi T, Inaoka H, Fukuoka Y, Masuda T, Kitamura K. Cross-coupling in a body-translating reaction: Interaural optokinetic stimulation reflects a gravitational cue. Acta Otolaryngol. 2007 Mar;127(3):273-9.
  13. Bobe L, Samsonov N, Gavrilov L, Novikov V, Tomashpolskiy M, Andreychuk P, Protasov N, Synjak Y, Skuratov V. Regenerative water supply for an interplanetary space station: The experience gained on the space stations ?Salut?, ?Mir?, ISS and development prospects. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Salyut, Mir, and ISS results.
  14. Skoog AI, Abramov IP. The Soviet/Russian spacesuit history: Part III?The European connection. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Jun;60(12):1002-14.

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