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NASA Spaceline 25 May 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

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  1. Zerwekh JE, Odvina CV, Wuermser LA, Pak CY. Reduction of renal stone risk by potassium-magnesium citrate during 5 weeks of bed rest. J Urol. 2007 Jun;177(6):2179-84. (HSR&T PI: J.E. Zerwekh)
  2. Gronfier C, Wright KP Jr, Kronauer RE, Czeisler CA. Entrainment of the human circadian pacemaker to longer-than-24-h days. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 May 22;104(21):9081-6. Epub 2007 May 14. (HSR&T PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  3. Liang MT, Bassin S, Dutto D, Braun W, Wong N, Pontello AM, Cooper DM, Arnaud SB. Bone mineral density and leg muscle strength in young Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian women. J Clin Densitom. 2007 Apr-Jun;10(2):157-64. Epub 2007 Mar 7.
  4. Cucinotta FA, Durante M, Petrov V. Fourth International Workshop on Space Radiation Research (IWSRR). Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jun;46(2):89-90. (HSR&T PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, M. Durante) Note: This paper summarizes a special issue of this journal deriving from the Fourth International Workshop on Space Radiation Research, held in Moscow and St. Petersburg in June 2006. 16 of the 18 papers in this issue have appeared in previous Current Awareness lists as epubs. The paper that follows and paper #3 in the "Other papers of interest" section complete the set of 18 papers. All papers are listed in the Table of Contents.
  5. Rithidech KN, Honikel L, Whorton EB. mFISH analysis of chromosomal damage in bone marrow cells collected from CBA/CaJ mice following whole body exposure to heavy ions ((56)Fe ions). Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jun;46(2):137-45. Epub 2007 Feb 14. (HSR&T PI: K.N. Rithidech)
  6. Jarchow T, Young LR. Adaptation to head movements during short radius centrifugation. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Apr 30; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.R. Young)
  7. Xie Y, Wang F, Puscheck EE, Rappolee DA. Pipetting causes shear stress and elevation of phosphorylated stress-activated protein kinase/jun kinase in preimplantation embryos. Mol Reprod Dev. 2007 May 10; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: D.A. Rappolee)
  8. Yamada A, Pang K, Martindale MQ, Tochinai S. Surprisingly complex T-box gene complement in diploblastic metazoans. Evol Dev. 2007 May-Jun;9(3):220-30. (HSR&T PI: M.Q. Martindale)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Ono N, Nakashima K, Schipani E, Hayata T, Ezura Y, Soma K, Kronenberg HM, Noda M. Constitutively active parathyroid hormone receptor signaling in cells in osteoblastic lineage suppresses mechanical unloading-induced bone resorption. J Biol Chem. 2007 May 11; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  2. Zhong S, Thompson LV. The roles of myosin ATPase activity and myosin light chain relative content in the slowing of type IIB fibers with hindlimb unweighting in rats. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 May 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Zaichkina SI, Rozanova OM, Aptikaeva GF, Akhmadieva AKh, Smirnova EN, Romanchenko SP, Sirota NP, Vachrusheva OA, Peleshko VN. Peculiarities of the effect of low-dose-rate radiation simulating high-altitude flight conditions on mice in vivo. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jun;46(2):131-5. Epub 2007 Apr 6.
  4. Baevsky RM, Funtova II, Diedrich A, Pashchenko AV, Chernikova AG, Drescher J, Baranov VM, Tank J. Autonomic function testing on board the ISS—update on "Pneumocard." Acta Astronaut. 2007 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  5. Ramsden JJ, Sharkan YP, Zhitov NB, Korposh SO. Sensors for spacecraft cabin environment monitoring. Acta Astronaut. 2007 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Lipshits MI, McIntyre J. Role of gravitation in solving a haptic comparision problem. Hum Physiol. 2007 Feb;33(1):120-1. Note: Results of cosmonauts on an "orbital station." This paper, which can be obtained online without charge, is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2007 Jan-Feb;33(1):135-7.
  7. Mazibrada G, Tariq S, Perennou D, Gresty M, Greenwood R, Bronstein AM. The peripheral nervous system and the perception of verticality. Gait Posture. 2007 May 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Halberstadt AL, Balaban CD. Selective anterograde tracing of the individual serotonergic and nonserotonergic components of the dorsal raphe nucleus projection to the vestibular nuclei. Neuroscience. 2007 May 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Huang S, Ingber DE. A non-genetic basis for cancer progression and metastasis: Self-organizing attractors in cell regulatory networks. Breast Dis. 2006-2007;26:27-54. Note: This paper draws upon Ingber's NASA-funded research on gravity, tensegrity, and the extracelllular matrix to emphasize the importance of cell mechanical interactions in determining the spread of cancer cells.
  10. Klimchuk DO. Structural and functional features of mitochondria in statocytes of soybean root under microgravity conditions. Cytol Genet. 2007 Feb;41(1):25-9. Note: STS-87 results. This paper is a translation in English of the Ukrainian original published in Tsitologiya i Genetika 2007 Jan-Feb;41(1):30-5.
  11. Rabinovich BA. [Viscously-elastic properties of brain and loss of consciousness by human under acceleration] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):7-11. Russian.
  12. Kornilova LN, Temnikova VV, Alekhina MI, Naumov IA, Borovikova VP, Iakushev AG, Muratova EA, Vasin AV. [Effect of long-term microgravity on the vestibular function] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):12-6. Russian. Note: ISS results.
  13. Larina ON. [Blood plasma proteins following long-duration space flight] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):16-9. Russian. Note: Mir results.
  14. Afonin BV, Sedova EA, Goncharova NP, Valuev VA. [Cutaneous electro-gastroenterography for evaluation of changes in the gastrointestinal tract in consequence of various angles of inclination and length of head-down tilt] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):19-25. Russian.
  15. Solomin GI, Mukhamedieva LN, Nikitin EI, Barantseva MIu. [Role of human olfaction in detection of space vehicle air contamination by gases emitted during thermal destruction of polymers] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):32-6. Russian.
  16. Krapivnitskaia TA. [Determination of the intelligence quotient of pilots with incipient atherosclerosis] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):45-6. Russian.
  17. Ryzhov BN, Sal'nitskii VP. [System-psychological evaluation of cosmonaut's efficiency] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;40(6):47-51. Russian.

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