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NASA Spaceline 4 May 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007

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  1. Dash RK, Dibella JA 2nd, Cabrera ME. A computational model of skeletal muscle metabolism linking cellular adaptations induced by altered loading states to metabolic responses during exercise. Biomed Eng Online. 2007 Apr 20;6:14 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.E. Cabrera) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Prisby RD, Ramsey MW, Behnke BJ, Dominguez JM, Donato AJ, Allen MR, Delp MD. Aging reduces skeletal blood flow, endothelium-dependent vasodilation and nitric oxide bioavailability in rats. J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Apr 23; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.D. Delp)
  3. Bigbee AJ, Crown ED, Ferguson AR, Roy RR, Tillakaratne NJ, Grau JW, Edgerton VR. Two chronic motor training paradigms differentially influence acute instrumental learning in spinally transected rats. Behav Brain Res. 2007 Jun;180(1):95-101. Epub 2007 Feb 25. (HSR&T PI: A.J. Bigbee, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  4. Skulan J, Bullen T, Anbar A, Puzas JE, Shackelford L, Leblanc A, Smith SM. Natural calcium isotopic composition of urine as a marker of bone mineral balance. Clin Chem. 2007 Apr 26; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Bed rest data were used. This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  5. Uematsu N, Weterings E, Yano K, Morotomi-Yano K, Jakob B, Taucher-Scholz G, Mari PO, van Gent DC, Chen BP, Chen DJ. Autophosphorylation of DNA-PKCS regulates its dynamics at DNA double-strand breaks. J Cell Biol. 2007 Apr 23;177(2):219-29. Epub 2007 Apr 16. (HSR&T PIs: D.J. Chen; J. Minna/D.J. Chen) Note: This paper is briefly summarized at the beginning of this issue. The summary is available without cost.
  6. Levy D, Reeder C, Loucas B, Hlatky L, Chen A, Cornforth M, Sachs R. Interpreting chromosome aberration spectra. J Comput Biol. 2007 Mar;14(2):144-55. (HSR&T PIs: L. Hlatky/R. Sachs, M. Cornforth)
  7. McDonough JA, Persyn JT, Nino JA, Dixon H, Boland EJ, Wang Z, Putcha L. Microcapsule-gel formulation of promethazine HCl for controlled nasal delivery: A motion sickness medication. J Microencapsul. 2007 Mar;24(2):109-16. (HSR&T PI: L. Putcha)
  8. Hanifin JP, Brainard GC. Photoreception for circadian, neuroendocrine, and neurobehavioral regulation. J Physiol Anthropol. 2007 Mar;26(2):87-94. (HSR&T PI: G.C. Brainard) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Kang Y, Outlaw WH Jr, Andersen PC, Fiore GB. Guard-cell apoplastic sucrose concentration - a link between leaf photosynthesis and stomatal aperture size in the apoplastic phloem loader Vicia faba L. Plant Cell Environ. 2007 May;30(5):551-8. (HSR&T PI: W.H. Outlaw)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Baevsky RM, Baranov VM, Funtova II, Diedrich A, Pashenko AV, Chernikova AG, Drescher J, Jordan J, Tank J. Autonomic cardiovascular and respiratory control during prolonged space flights aboard the International Space Station (ISS). J Appl Physiol. 2007 Apr 19; [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  2. Sheriff DD, Nethdland IH, Toska K. Hemodynamic consequences of rapid changes in posture in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Apr 26; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Kortebein P, Ferrando A, Lombeida J, Wolfe R, Evans WJ. Effect of 10 days of bed rest on skeletal muscle in healthy older adults. JAMA. 2007 Apr 25;297(16):1772-4.
  4. Robling AG, Warden SJ, Shultz KL, Beamer WG, Turner CH. Genetic effects on bone mechanotransduction in congenic mice harboring bone size and strength quantitative trait loci. J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Mar 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Schnoke M, Midura RJ. Pulsed electromagnetic fields rapidly modulate intracellular signaling events in osteoblastic cells: Comparison to parathyroid hormone and insulin. J Orthop Res. 2007 Apr 11; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Ma OJ, Norvell JG, Subramanian S. Ultrasound applications in mass casualties and extreme environments. Crit Care Med. 2007 May;35(5 Suppl):S275-9. Note: This paper discusses ultrasound applications in space flight.
  7. Crane BT, Tian JR, Demer JL. Shifts in Listing's Plane produced by vertical axis rotation: Sustained ocular torsion due to semicircular canal stimulation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 May;48(5):2076-83.
  8. Klier EM, Angelaki DE, Hess BJ. Human visuospatial updating after non-commutative rotations. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Apr 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Soto T, Nunez A, Madrid M, Vicente J, Gacto M, Cansado J. Transduction of centrifugation-induced gravity forces through mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Microbiology. 2007 May;153(Pt 5):1519-29.
  10. Okamura A, Zheng YW, Hirochika R, Tanaka J, Taniguchi H. In-vitro reconstitution of hepatic tissue architectures with neonatal mouse liver cells using three-dimensional culture. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2007 Mar;7(3):721-5.
  11. Brown S, Sin-David L. Diary of an astronaut: Examination of the remains of the late Israeli astronaut Colonel Ilan Ramon's Crew Notebook recovered after the loss of NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia. J Forensic Sci. 2007 May;52(3):731-7.

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