NASA Spaceline 20 July 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness


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  1. Oddsson LI, Karlsson R, Konrad J, Ince S, Williams SR, Zemkova E. A rehabilitation tool for functional balance using altered gravity and virtual reality. J Neuroengineering Rehabil. 2007 Jul 10;4:25 [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C. Wall/L.I. Oddsson) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Seminara AR, Ruvolo PP, Murad F. LPS/IFNgamma-induced RAW 264.7 apoptosis is regulated by both nitric oxide-dependent and -independent pathways involving JNK and the Bcl-2 family. Cell Cycle. 2007 Jul 15;6(14):1772-8. (PI: F. Murad)
  3. Palinkas LA, Reedy KR, Shepanek M, Smith M, Anghel M, Steel GD, Reeves D, Case HS, Do NV, Reed HL. Environmental influences on hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid function and behavior in Antarctica. Physiol Behav. 2007 Jun 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Tosini G, Davidson AJ, Fukuhara C, Kasamatsu M, Castanon-Cervantes O. Localization of a circadian clock in mammalian photoreceptors. FASEB J. 2007 Jul 9; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G. Tosini)
  5. Brigati JR, Ripp SA, Johnson CM, Iakova PA, Jegier P, Sayler GS. Bacteriophage-based bioluminescent bioreporter for the detection of Escherichia coli 0157:H7. J Food Prot. 2007 Jun;70(6):1386-92. (PI: G.S. Sayler)
  6. Ma Z, Hasenstein KH. Noise amplification of plant gravisensing. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1119-26. (PI: K.H. Hasenstein) Note: This paper and the following 2 papers plus 14 papers in the "Other papers of interest" section comprise an issue of this journal devoted to plant gravitational biology.
  7. Kiss JZ, Kumar P, Bowman RN, Steele MK, Eodice MT, Correll MJ, Edelmann RE. Biocompatibility studies in preparation for a spaceflight experiment on plant tropisms (TROPI). Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1154-60. (PI: J.Z. Kiss)
  8. Benoit MR, Klaus DM. Microgravity, bacteria, and the influence of motility. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1225-32. (PI: M.R. Benoit, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Hides JA, Belavy DL, Stanton W, Wilson SJ, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Richardson CA. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of trunk muscles during prolonged bed rest. Spine. 2007 Jul 1;32(15):1687-92.
  2. Nordquist J, Hoglund AS, Norman H, Tang X, Dworkin B, Larsson L. Transcription factors in muscle atrophy caused by blocked neuromuscular transmission and muscle unloading in rats. Mol Med. 2007 Jun 11; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge. (PDF temporarily available.)
  3. Zhao Y, Fleet JC, Adamec J, Terry DE, Zhang X, Kemeh S, Davisson VJ, Weaver CM. Effects of hindlimb unloading and bisphosphonates on the serum proteome of rats. Bone. 2007 Jun 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Huffman NT, Keightley JA, Chaoying C, Midura RJ, Lovitch D, Veno PA, Dallas SL, Gorski JP. Association of specific proteolytic processing of bone sialoprotein and bone acidic glycoprotein-75 with mineralization within biomineralization foci (BMF). J Biol Chem. 2007 Jul 5; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be currently obtained online without charge.
  5. Zhu H, Jordan JR, Hardy SP, Fulcher B, Childress C, Varner C, Windham B, Jeffcoat B, Rockhold RW, Zhou W. Linear acceleration-evoked cardiovascular responses in awake rats. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Gu Y, Deangelis GC, Angelaki DE. A functional link between area MSTd and heading perception based on vestibular signals. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Jul 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Beraneck M, Cullen KE. Activity of vestibular nuclei neurons during vestibular and optokinetic stimulation in the alert mouse. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Jul 11; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Kakizaki T, Hamada N, Sakashita T, Wada S, Hara T, Funayama T, Hohdatsu T, Natsuhori M, Sano T, Kobayashi Y, Ito N. Vulnerability of feline T-lymphocytes to charged particles. J Vet Med Sci. 2007 Jun;69(6):605-9. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Doktycz MJ, Simpson ML. Nano-enabled synthetic biology. Mol Syst Biol. 2007;3:125. Epub 2007 Jul 10. Note: This is a review of the subject of nanotechnology in biological systems and synthetic biology, by former PI Michael L. Simpson. The paper can be obtained online without charge.
  10. Donath AS, Glasgold RA, Glasgold MJ. Volume loss versus gravity: New concepts in facial aging. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug;15(4):238-43. Note: From abstract: "Pioneering work by several authors has shown that gravity is not the sole determinant of the aging face. These authors have demonstrated that volume loss, including that of soft tissue and bone, is at least equally important in the pathogenesis of the stigmata of aging."
  11. Morita MT, Saito C, Nakano A, Tasaka M. endodermal-amyloplast less 1 is a novel allele of SHORT-ROOT. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1127-33.
  12. Galland P, Fries V, Grolig F, Schmidt W. Gravireception of the sporangiophore of Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1134-9.
  13. Miyamoto K, Hoshino T, Takahashi Y, Ueda J. Auxin polar transport of etiolated Ageotropum pea epicotyls is not affected by gravistimulation: Relevance to automorphosis-like growth and development. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1140-6.
  14. Fujii N, Saito Y, Miyazawa Y, Takahashi H. Light inhibits gravity-regulated peg formation and asymmetric mRNA accumulation of auxin-inducible CsIAA1 in the cortex of the transition zone in cucumber seedlings. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1147-53.
  15. van Loon JJ. Some history and use of the random positioning machine, RPM, in gravity related research. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1161-5.
  16. Sawai S, Mogami Y, Baba SA. Cell proliferation of Paramecium tetraurelia on a slow rotating clinostat. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1166-70.
  17. Shevchenko GV, Kalinina YaM, Kordyum EL. Interrelation between microtubules and microfilaments in the elongation zone of Arabidopsis root under clinorotation. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1171-5.
  18. Matsumoto S, Saito Y, Kumasaki S, Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Hoson T. Up-regulation of expression of tubulin genes and roles of microtubules in hypergravity-induced growth modification in Arabidopsis hypocotyls. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1176-81.
  19. Babbick M, Dijkstra C, Larkin OJ, Anthony P, Davey MR, Power JB, Lowe KC, Cogoli-Greuter M, Hampp R. Expression of transcription factors after short-term exposure of Arabidopsis thaliana cell cultures to hypergravity and simulated microgravity (2-D/3-D clinorotation, magnetic levitation). Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1182-9.
  20. Toyota M, Furuichi T, Tatsumi H, Sokabe M. Hypergravity stimulation induces changes in intracellular calcium concentration in Arabidopsis seedlings. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1190-7.
  21. Koizumi T, Sakaki T, Usui S, Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Hoson T. Changes in membrane lipid composition in azuki bean epicotyls under hypergravity conditions: Possible role of membrane sterols in gravity resistance. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1198-203.
  22. Soga K, Arai K, Wakabayashi K, Kamisaka S, Hoson T. Modifications of xyloglucan metabolism in azuki bean epicotyls under hypergravity conditions. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1204-9.
  23. Kordyum E, Sobol M, Kalinina Ia, Bogatina N, Kondrachuk A. Cyclotron-based effects on plant gravitropism. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1210-7.
  24. Richter PR, Schuster M, Lebert M, Streb C, Häder DP. Gravitaxis of Euglena gracilis depends only partially on passive buoyancy. Adv Space Res. 2007;39(7):1218-24. Note: Sounding rocket results.

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