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NASA Spaceline 11 April 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008

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  1. Zhou H, Lai N, Saidel GM, Cabrera ME. Multi-scale model of O2 transport and metabolism: Response to exercise. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Mar;1123:178-86. (PI: M.E. Cabrera)
  2. Bikle DD. Integrins, insulin like growth factors, and the skeletal response to load. Osteoporos Int. 2008 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: D.D. Bikle; R.K. Long, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)
  3. Sharma CS, Sarkar S, Periyakaruppan A, Ravichandran P, Sadanandan B, Ramesh V, Thomas R, Hall JC, Wilson BL, Ramesh GT. Simulated microgravity activates apoptosis and NF-kappaB in mice testis. Mol Cell Biochem. 2008 Apr 4; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G.T. Ramesh)
  4. Kwak Y, Lundkvist GB, Brask J, Davidson A, Menaker M, Kristensson K, Block GD. Interferon-{gamma} alters electrical activity and clock gene expression in suprachiasmatic nucleus neurons. J Biol Rhythms. 2008 Apr;23(2):150-9. (PI: M. Menaker)
  5. Johnson RD, Gavalas VG, Daunert S, Bachas LG. Microfluidic ion-sensing devices. Anal Chim Acta. 2008 Apr 14;613(1):20-30. Epub 2008 Feb 29. (PI: Daunert)
  6. Teasley Hamorsky K, Ensor CM, Wei Y, Daunert S. A bioluminescent molecular switch for glucose. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2008 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S. Daunert)
  7. Wheeler RM, Mackowiak CL, Stutte GW, Yorio NC, Ruffe LM, Sager JC, Prince RP, Knott WM. Crop productivities and radiation use efficiencies for bioregenerative life support. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):706-13. (PI: R.M. Wheeler/KSC Project) Note: This paper and the following 3 papers plus 3 papers in the "Other papers of interest" section are part of an issue of this journal devoted primarily to life support. To view the entire table of contents of 22 papers, go to the journal site and find the issue.
  8. Levine LH, Bisbee PA, Richards JT, Birmele MN, Prior RL, Perchonok M, Dixon M, Yorio NC, Stutte GW, Wheeler RM. Quality characteristics of the radish grown under reduced atmospheric pressure. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):754-62. (PI: R.M. Wheeler/KSC Project)
  9. Wheeler RM, Stutte GW, Mackowiak CL, Yorio NC, Sager JC, Knott WM. Gas exchange rates of potato stands for bioregenerative life support. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):798-806. (PI: R.M. Wheeler/KSC Project)
  10. Selch F, Higashibata A, Imamizo-Sato M, Higashitani A, Ishioka N, Szewczyk NJ, Conley CA. Genomic response of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to spaceflight. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):807-15. (PI: C.A. Conley) Note: Results of Dutch Soyuz mission to ISS.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Mulder ER, Gerrits KH, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Stegeman DF, de Haan A. Characteristics of fast voluntary and electrically evoked isometric knee extensions during 56 days of bed rest with and without exercise countermeasure. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Apr 2; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Ho AM, Marker PC, Peng H, Quintero AJ, Kingsley DM, Huard J. Dominant negative Bmp5 mutation reveals key role of BMPs in skeletal response to mechanical stimulation. BMC Dev Biol. 2008 Apr 1;8:35 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge (large file).
  3. Dufour C, Holy X, Marie PJ. Transforming growth factor-{beta} prevents osteoblast apoptosis induced by skeletal unloading via PI3K/Akt, Bcl-2, and phospho-Bad signaling. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Apr;294(4):E794-801.
  4. Tipton KD, Ferrando AA. Improving muscle mass: Response of muscle metabolism to exercise, nutrition and anabolic agents. Essays Biochem. 2008;44:85-98.
  5. Kubota A, Sakuraba K, Sawaki K, Sumide T, Tamura Y. Prevention of disuse muscular weakness by restriction of blood flow. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Mar;40(3):529-34.
  6. Vleggaar D, Fitzgerald R. Dermatological implications of skeletal aging: A focus on supraperiosteal volumization for perioral rejuvenation. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Mar;7(3):209-20.
  7. Ryan KL, Batchinsky A, McManus JG, Rickards CA, Convertino VA. Changes in pulse character and mental status are late responses to central hypovolemia. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2008 Apr-Jun;12(2):192-8.
  8. McManus JG, Ryan KL, Morton MJ, Rickards CA, Cooke WH, Convertino VA. Limitations of end-tidal CO(2) as an early indicator of central hypovolemia in humans. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2008 Apr-Jun;12(2):199-205.
  9. Suzuki M, Inoue R, Kashio A, Saito Y, Nakanishi W, Yamada C, Takanami T. Combined effects of vestibular stimulation and gaze direction on orientation of sound lateralization. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Mar 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Tanguy SG, Quarck GM, Etard OM, Gauthier AF, Denise P. Are otolithic inputs interpreted better in figure skaters? Neuroreport. 2008 Mar 25;19(5):565-8.
  11. Fortunati A, Piconese S, Tassone P, Ferrari S, Migliaccio F. A new mutant of Arabidopsis disturbed in its roots, right-handed slanting, and gravitropism defines a gene that encodes a heat-shock factor. J Exp Bot. 2008 Apr 1; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Wang G, Liu Y, Li G, Hu C, Zhang D, Li X. A simple closed aquatic ecosystem (CAES) for space. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):684-90. Note: Chinese satellite and Shenzhou 2 results. An onboard 1g centrifuge was used on the Shenzhou 2 flight.
  13. Tako Y, Tsuga S., Tani T, Arai R, Komatsubara O, Shinohara M. One-week habitation of two humans in an airtight facility with two goats and 23 crops Analysis of carbon, oxygen, and water circulation. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):714-24. Note: From paper: "Two human inhabitants called eco-nauts, two Shiba goats (Capra hircus var. Shiba), and 23 crops were included as members in those experiments."
  14. Adachi R, Takaya T, Kuriyama K, Higashibata A, Ishioka N, Kagawa H. Spaceflight results in increase of thick filament but not thin filament proteins in the paramyosin mutant of Caenorhabditis elegans. Adv Space Res. 2008;41(5):816-23. Note: Results of Dutch Soyuz mission to ISS.

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