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NASA Spaceline 3 July 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008

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  1. Marchiarullo DJ, Lim JY, Vaksman Z, Ferrance JP, Putcha L, Landers JP. Towards an integrated microfluidic device for spaceflight clinical diagnostics Microchip-based solid-phase extraction of hydroxyl radical markers. J Chromatogr A. 2008 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Cong Y, Shay JW. Actions of human telomerase beyond telomeres. Cell Res. 2008 Jul;18(7):725-32. Epub 2008 Jun 24. (PIs: J.W. Shay; J.D. Minna/J.W.Shay/NSCOR) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Crim KC, Sanders LM, Hong MY, Taddeo S, Turner ND, Chapkin RS, Lupton JR. Upregulation of p21Waf1/Cip1 expression in vivo by butyrate administration can be chemoprotective or chemopromotive depending on the lipid component of the diet. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.R. Lupton)
  4. Fajardo-Cavazos P, Schuerger AC, Nicholson WL. Persistence of biomarker ATP and ATP-generating capability in bacterial cells and spores contaminating spacecraft materials under Earth and simulated Mars environments. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Calderon KS, Smallwood C, Tipton DA. Kennedy Space Center Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Program evaluation. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008;4(2):421-6. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Chen H, Gu W, Cellar N, Kennedy R, Takayama S, Meiners JC. Electromechanical properties of pressure-actuated poly(dimethylsiloxane) microfluidic push-down valves. Anal Chem. 2008 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: J.C. Meiners; J.B. Grotberg)
  7. Nichol JW, Engelmayr GC, Cheng M, Freed LE. Co-culture induces alignment in engineered cardiac constructs via MMP-2 expression. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L.E. Freed)
  8. Cody WL, Wilson JW, Hendrixson DR, McIver KS, Hagman KE, Ott CM, Nickerson CA, Schurr MJ. Skim milk enhances the preservation of thawed -80 degrees C bacterial stocks. J Microbiol Methods. 2008 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.A. Nickerson) Note: This paper arose from this circumstance: (quote from paper): "Due to power failure, flooding and inability to enter New Orleans as a result of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, bacterial strains from the Schurr and Nickerson laboratories (as well as many other investigators in New Orleans) were kept at ambient temperature for 31 days in non-functional –80 degreeC freezers."
  9. Freeman RM Jr, Wu M, Cordonnier-Pratt MM, Pratt LH, Gruber CE, Smith M, Lander ES, Stange-Thomann N, Lowe CJ, Gerhart J, Kirschner M. cDNA sequences for transcription factors and signaling proteins of the hemichordate Saccoglossus kowalevskii: Efficacy of the expressed sequence tag (EST) approach for evolutionary and developmental studies of a new organism. Biol Bull. 2008 Jun;214(3):284-302. (PI: J. Gerhart) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Yao YJ, Jiang SZ, Jiang CL, Sun XQ, Cao XS, Yang CB. Effect of thigh cuffs on haemodynamic changes of the middle cerebral artery and on orthostatic intolerance induced by 10 days head-down bed rest. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Heng AE, Ventadour S, Jarzaguet M, Pouch-Pélissier MN, Guezennec CY, Bigard X, Attaix D, Taillandier D. Coordinate expression of the 19S regulatory complex and evidence for ubiquitin-dependent telethonin degradation in the unloaded soleus muscle. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2008 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Li H, Malhotra S, Kumar A. Nuclear factor-kappa B signaling in skeletal muscle atrophy. J Mol Med. 2008 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Csibi A, Tintignac LA, Leibovitch MP, Leibovitch SA. eIF3-f function in skeletal muscles: To stand at the crossroads of atrophy and hypertrophy. Cell Cycle. 2008 Jun 15;7(12):1698-701.
  5. Dudley-Javoroski S, Shields RK. Muscle and bone plasticity after spinal cord injury: Review of adaptations to disuse and to electrical muscle stimulation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008;45(2):283-96.
  6. Kalajzic Z, Li H, Wang LP, Jiang X, Lamothe K, Adams DJ, Aguila HL, Rowe DW, Kalajzic I. Use of an alpha-smooth muscle actin GFP reporter to identify an osteoprogenitor population. Bone. 2008 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Ghadiali SN, Gaver DP. Biomechanics of liquid-epithelium interactions in pulmonary airways. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2008 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Paul S, Amundson SA. Development of gene expression signatures for practical radiation biodosimetry. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jul 15;71(4):1236-44.
  9. Fekete A, Kovács G, Hegedüs M, Módos K, Lammer H. Biological responses to the simulated Martian UV radiation of bacteriophages and isolated DNA. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2008 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Nooij SA, Bos JE, Groen EL. Velocity storage activity is affected after sustained centrifugation: A relationship with spatial disorientation. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Xiang Y, Yakushin SB, Kunin M, Raphan T, Cohen B. Head stabilization by vestibulo-collic reflexes during quadrupedal locomotion in monkey. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Zheng Y, Goddard M, Darlington CL, Smith PF. Effects of bilateral vestibular deafferentation on anxiety-related behaviours in Wistar rats. Behav Brain Res. 2008 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Newman RH, Zhang J. Visualization of phosphatase activity in living cells with a FRET-based calcineurin activity sensor. Mol Biosyst. 2008 Jun;4(6):496-501. Epub 2008 Feb 14.
  14. Nagashima A, Uehara Y, Sakai T. The ABC subfamily B auxin transporter AtABCB19 is involved in the inhibitory effects of N-1-naphthyphthalamic acid on the phototropic and gravitropic responses of Arabidopsis hypocotyls. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Dubrovsky JG, Sauer M, Napsucialy-Mendivil S, Ivanchenko MG, Friml J, Shishkova S, Celenza J, Benková E. Auxin acts as a local morphogenetic trigger to specify lateral root founder cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 24;105(25):8790-4. Epub 2008 Jun 16.
  16. Maranzano CJ, Krzysztofowicz R. Bayesian reanalysis of the Challenger O-Ring data. Risk Anal. 2008 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

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