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NASA Spaceline 8 August 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008

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  1. Willey JS, Grilly LG, Howard SH, Pecaut MJ, Obenaus A, Gridley DS, Nelson GA, Bateman TA. Bone architectural and structural properties after (56)Fe(26+) radiation-induced changes in body mass. Radiat Res. 2008 Aug;170(2):201-7. (PIs: T.A. Bateman, G. Nelson)
  2. Gridley DS, Obenaus A, Bateman TA, Pecaut MJ. Long-term changes in rat hematopoietic and other physiological systems after high-energy iron ion irradiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2008 Jul;84(7):549-59. (PIs: T.A. Bateman, G. Nelson)
  3. Villasana L, Poage C, van Meer P, Raber J. Passive avoidance learning and memory of 56Fe sham-irradiated and irradiated human apoE transgenic mice. Radiats Biol Radioecol. 2008 Mar-Apr;48(2):167-70. (PI: J. Raber)
  4. Jones TA, Jones SM, Hoffman LF. Resting discharge patterns of macular primary afferents in otoconia-deficient mice. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2008 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Santhi N, Aeschbach D, Horowitz TS, Czeisler CA. The impact of sleep timing and bright light exposure on attentional impairment during night work. J Biol Rhythms. 2008 Aug;23(4):341-52. (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  6. Patel OV, Zakrzewska E, Maple RL, Baer LA, Ronca AE, Wade CE, Plaut K. Lipogenesis impaired in periparturient rats exposed to altered gravity is independent of prolactin and glucocorticoid secretion. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: A.E. Ronca, K. Plaut)
  7. Hosu BG, Mullen SF, Critser JK, Forgacs G. Reversible disassembly of the actin cytoskeleton improves the survival rate and developmental competence of cryopreserved mouse oocytes. PLoS ONE. 2008 Jul 30;3(7):e2787. (PI: G. Forgacs) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Myers TA, Nickerson CA, Kaushal D, Ott CM, Höner Zu Bentrup K, Ramamurthy R, Nelman-Gonzalez M, Pierson DL, Philipp MT. Closing the phenotypic gap between transformed neuronal cell lines in culture and untransformed neurons. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

  1. Tronnier H, Wiebusch M, Heinrich U. Change in skin physiological parameters in space - Report on and results of the first study on man. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2008 Jul 28;21(5):283-92. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  2. Eiken O, Kolegard R, Mekjavic IB. Pressure-distension relationship in arteries and arterioles in response to five weeks of horizontal bedrest. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Yang F, Li Y, Ding B, Nie J, Wang H, Zhang X, Wang C, Ling S, Ni C, Dai Z, Tan Y, Wan Y. Reduced function and disassembled microtubules of cultured cardiomyocytes in spaceflight. Chin Sci Bull. 2008 Apr;53(8):1185-92. Note: Shenzhou-6 results.
  4. Agostini F, Heer M, Guarnieri G, Biolo G. Physical inactivity decreases whole body glutamine appearance independently from changes in proteolysis. J Physiol. 2008 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Martin A, David V, Vico L, Thomas T. Impaired energetic metabolism consecutive to central leptin signaling leads to massive appendicular bone loss in hindlimb suspended rats. J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Legerlotz K, Smith HK. Role of MyoD in denervated, disused, and exercised muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2008 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Prendergast PJ. "May the force be with you": 14th Samuel Haughton lecture. Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: From paper: "The musculoskeletal structures of animals are driven toward optimality by one overriding factor, so obvious it is often ignored — gravity."
  8. Tsuruoka C, Suzuki M, Hande MP, Furusawa Y, Anzai K, Okayasu R. The difference in LET and ion species dependence for induction of initially measured and non-rejoined chromatin breaks in normal human fibroblasts. Radiat Res. 2008 Aug;170(2):163-71.
  9. van Bree C, Rodermond HM, Ten Cate R, de Vos J, Stalpers LJ, Haveman J, Medema JP, Franken NA. G(0) cell cycle arrest alone is insufficient for enabling the repair of ionizing radiation-induced potentially lethal damage. Radiat Res. 2008 Aug;170(2):184-91.
  10. Pouget JP, Santoro L, Raymond L, Chouin N, Bardiès M, Bascoul-Mollevi C, Huguet H, Azria D, Kotzki PO, Pèlegrin M, Vivès E, Pèlegrin A. Cell membrane is a more sensitive target than cytoplasm to dense ionization produced by Auger electrons. Radiat Res. 2008 Aug;170(2):192-200.
  11. Sato T, Yasuda H, Niita K, Endo A, Sihver L. Development of PARMA: PHITS-based Analytical Radiation Model in the Atmosphere. Radiat Res. 2008 Aug;170(2):244-59.
  12. Böser S, Dournon C, Gualandris-Parisot L, Horn E. Altered gravity affects ventral root activity during fictive swimming and the static vestibuloocular reflex in young tadpoles (Xenopus laevis). Arch Ital Biol. 2008 Mar;146(1):1-20. Note: Results from French-Soyuz taxi flight to ISS.
  13. Borisova TA, Krysanova NV. [Release of glutamate from cytosol of synaptosomes under conditions of experimental hypergravity] Fiziol Zh. 2008;54(2):94-9. Russian.
  14. Anishkin A, Kamaraju K, Sukharev S. Mechanosensitive channel MscS in the open state: Modeling of the transition, explicit simulations, and experimental measurements of conductance. J Gen Physiol. 2008 Jul;132(1):67-83. Note: This paper is featured on the cover of this issue of the journal.
  15. Kyriakidou K, Lucarini G, Zizzi A, Salvolini E, Bellmonte MM, Mollica F, Gloria A, Ambrosio L. Dynamic co-seeding of osteoblast and endothelial cells on 3D polycaprolactone scaffolds for enhanced bone tissue engineering. J Bioactive Compat Polym. 2008 May;23(3):227-43.
  16. Koc A, Emin N, Elcin AE, Elcin YM. In vitro osteogenic differentiation of rat mesenchymal stem cells in a microgravity bioreactor. J Bioactive Compat Polym. 2008 May;23(3):244-61.
  17. Alcantara Warren C, Destura RV, Sevilleja JE, Barroso LF, Carvalho H, Barrett LJ, O'Brien AD, Guerrant RL. Detection of epithelial-cell injury, and quantification of infection, in the HCT-8 organoid model of cryptosporidiosis. J Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 1;198(1):143-9.
  18. Jiang S, Xu K, Wang YZ, Ren YP, Gu S. Role of GA3, GA4 and uniconazole-P in controlling gravitropism and tension wood formation in Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr. var. japonica Maxim. seedlings. J Integr Plant Biol. 2008 Jan;50(1):19-28. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  19. Kang WB, Dong YL, Zhang FX, Li JL, Li YQ. Analysis of kaolin intake in rats subjected to different motion stimulations. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Apr;21(2):79-83. Note: Titles, authors, and references for the individual papers from this journal are available in English at the links given here. English abstracts are generally not available. Journal main site.
  20. Bao JX, Yu JW, Ma J. [Effects of short- and mid-term tail suspension on renin-angiotensin system in renal tissue of rat] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Apr;21(2):84-7. Chinese.
  21. Yang W, Fan XL, Zhang H, Song XA, Li Q. [Ameliorated effects of high frequency sinusoidal vibration given to soleus muscle on H reflex in rats under tail suspension] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Apr;21(2):88-92. Chinese.
  22. Zhang WH, Qi P, Yang F, He WW, Wang HH, Ling SK, Wang R, Li YH. [Effects of Digoxin on cardioventricular function in rats after simulated weightlessness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Apr;21(2):93-6. Chinese.
  23. Hu HM, Xiao HJ, Ding L, Chen SP, Yang CX, Qin ZF. [Effects of mild and moderate acute hypobaric hypoxia on manual performance] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Apr;21(2):97-102. Chinese.
  24. Ustuner ET. Baldness may be caused by the weight of the scalp: Gravity as a proposed mechanism for hair loss. Med Hypotheses. 2008 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

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