NASA Spaceline 18 January 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2008

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  1. Yalçin F, Shiota M, Greenberg N, Thomas JD, Shiota T. Real time three-dimensional echocardiography evaluation of mitral annular characteristics in patients with myocardial hypertrophy. Echocardiography. 2008 Jan 3; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Thomas)
  2. Bryer SC, Fantuzzi G, Van Rooijen N, Koh TJ. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator plays essential roles in macrophage chemotaxis and skeletal muscle regeneration. J Immunol. 2008 Jan 15;180(2):1179-88. (PI: S.C. Bryer, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  3. Poplawski NJ, Swat M, Gens JS, Glazier JA. Adhesion between cells, diffusion of growth factors, and elasticity of the AER produce the paddle shape of the chick limb. Physica A. 2007 Jan 1;373:521-32. (PI: J.A. Glazier) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  4. Kang Y, Outlaw WH Jr, Fiore GB, Riddle KA. Guard cell apoplastic photosynthate accumulation corresponds to a phloem-loading mechanism. J Exp Bot. 2007 Dec;58(15-16):4061-70. (PI: W.H. Outlaw Jr.) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

  5. Note: The following 8 papers plus 10 papers in the "Other papers of interest" section comprise an issue of this journal devoted to radiation dosimetry and monitoring, astrobiology, biology, and biological life support. The 10 astrobiology papers are not included in this list.

  6. Lee K, Flanders J, Semones E, Shelfer T, Riman F. Simultaneous observation of the radiation environment inside and outside the ISS. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1558-61. Note: ISS results.
  7. Wilson JW, Nealy JE, Dachev TsP, Tomov BT, Cucinotta FA, Badavi FF, De Angelis G, Atwell W, Leutke N. Time serial analysis of the induced LEO environment within the ISS 6A. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1562-70. (PIs: J.W. Wilson, F.A. Cucinotta) Note: ISS results.
  8. Zhou D, Semones E, Weyland M, Johnson S. Radiation measured with TEPC and CR-39 PNTDs in low earth orbit. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1571-4. Note: STS-112 and STS-114 results.
  9. Zhou D, Semones E, Gaza R, Weyland M. Radiation measured with passive dosimeters in low Earth orbit. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1575-9. Note: STS-114 results.
  10. Nealy JE, Cucinotta FA, Wilson JW, Badavi FF, Dachev TsP, Tomov BT, Walker SA, De Angelis G, Blattnig SR, Atwell W. Pre-engineering spaceflight validation of environmental models and the 2005 HZETRN simulation code. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1593-610. (PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, J.W. Wilson) Note: ISS results.
  11. Ni Q, De Los Santos A, Lam H, Qin YX. Assessment of simulated and functional disuse on cortical bone by nuclear magnetic resonance. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1703-10. (PI: Y.X. Qin)
  12. Gonzales JM Jr., Brown PB. Nutrient retention capabilities of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed bio-regenerative life support system (BLSS) waste residues. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1725-34. (PI: C.A. Mitchell/P.B. Brown/NSCORT)
  13. Gersey B, Sodolak J, Hada M, Saganti P, Wilkins R, Cucinotta F, Wu H. Micronuclei induction in human fibroblasts exposed in vitro to Los Alamos high-energy neutrons. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1754-7. (PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, H. Wu)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Strempel S, Schroeder C, Hemmersbach R, Boese A, Tank J, Diedrich A, Heer M, Luft FC, Jordan J. Norepinephrine transporter inhibition alters the hemodynamic response to hypergravitation. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jan 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Zorbas YG, Kakuris KK, Deogenov VA, Yerullis KB. Inadequacy of calcium supplements to normalize muscle calcium deficiency in healthy subjects during prolonged hypokinesia. Nutrition. 2008 Jan 4; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Hershey JD, Robbins CT, Nelson OL, Lin DC. Minimal seasonal alterations in the skeletal muscle of captive brown bears. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2008 Jan 3; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Bassi GL, Zanella A, Cressoni M, Stylianou M, Kolobow T. Following tracheal intubation, mucus flow is reversed in the semirecumbent position: Possible role in the pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2008 Jan 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Gow MD, Seymour CB, Byun SH, Mothersill CE. Effect of dose rate on the radiation-induced bystander response. Phys Med Biol. 2008 Jan 7;53(1):119-32. Epub 2007 Dec 13.
  6. Migliaccio AA, Minor LB, Carey JP. Vergence-mediated modulation of the human angular vestibulo-ocular reflex is unaffected by canal plugging. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Jan 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Barjaktarovic Z, Nordheim A, Lamkemeyer T, Fladerer C, Madlung J, Hampp R. Time-course of changes in amounts of specific proteins upon exposure to hyper-g, 2-D clinorotation, and 3-D random positioning of Arabidopsis cell cultures. J Exp Bot. 2007 Dec;58(15-16):4357-63. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Spurný F, Ploc O, Jadrnícková I, Turek K, Dachev T, Gelev M. Monitoring of onboard aircraft exposure to cosmic radiation: May–December 2005. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1551-7.
  9. Akopova AB, Tatikyan SSh, Manaseryan MM, Melkonyan AA, Ivanov VA. Investigation of radiation fields at different altitudes in near-Earth orbit. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1580-5. Note: Cosmos, Mir, STS, ISS results.
  10. Semkova J, Koleva R, Shurshakov V, Benghin V, Maltchev St, Kanchev N, Petrov V, Yarmanova E, Chernykh I. Status and calibration results of Liulin-5 charged particle telescope designed for radiation measurements in a human phantom onboard the International Space Station. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1586-92.
  11. Cai LT, Zheng SQ, Huang XL. A crinkly leaf and delay flowering mutant of tobacco obtained from recoverable satellite-flown seeds. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1689-93. Note: Chinese satellite Shenzhou 3 results.
  12. Ikuzawa M, Akiduki S, Asashima M. Gene expression profile of Xenopus A6 cells cultured under random positioning machine shows downregulation of ion transporter genes and inhibition of dome formation. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1694-702.
  13. Suzuki N, Kitamura K, Nemoto T, Shimizu N, Wada S, Kondo T, Tabata MJ, Sodeyama F, Ijiri K, Hattori A. Effect of vibration on osteoblastic and osteoclastic activities: Analysis of bone metabolism using goldfish scale as a model for bone. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1711-21.
  14. Shumilina IV. Prospective technologies and equipment for sanitary–hygienic measures for life support systems. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1735-40.
  15. Tikhomirov AA, Ushakova SA, Kovaleva NP, Lamaze B, Lobo M, Lasseur Ch. Biological life support systems for a Mars mission planetary base: Problems and prospects. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1741-5.
  16. Casolino M, Altamura F, Minori M, Picozza P, Fuglesang C, Galper A, Popov A, Benghin V, Petrov VM, Nagamatsu A, Berger T, Reitz G, Durante M, Pugliese M, Roca V, Sihver L, Cucinotta F, Semones E, Shavers M, Guarnieri V, Lobascio C, Castagnolo D, Fortezza R. The Altcriss project on board the International Space Station. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1746-53. Note: ISS results.
  17. Temuriantz NA, Martinyuk VS, Ptitsyna NG, Villoresi G, Iucci N, Kopytenko Yu, Tyasto MI, Dorman LI. Complex-spectrum magnetic environment enhances and/or modifies bioeffects of hypokinetic stress condition: An animal study. Adv Space Res. 2007;40(11):1758-63.

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