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NASA Spaceline 21 November 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, December 22, 2008

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  1. Smith SM, Zwart SR. Nutritional biochemistry of spaceflight. Adv Clin Chem. 2008;46:87-130. (PI: S.M. Smith) Note: This is a comprehensive review of this subject. From Introduction: "We review here the general effects of space travel on human nutrition and on physiological systems with nutritional relevance, including both spaceflight and ground-based analog studies. We also discuss areas where nutrition may serve as a countermeasure to help mitigate the negative effects of spaceflight on human physiology, and the issues of future exploration missions."
  2. Sawakuchi GO, Yukihara EG, McKeever SW, Benton ER. Overlap of heavy charged particle tracks and the change in shape of optically stimulated luminescence curves of Al2O3:C dosimeters. Radiat Meas. 2008 Feb-Jun;43(2-6):194-8. (PI: E.R. Benton)
  3. Lloyd SA, Bandstra ER, Travis ND, Nelson GA, Bourland JD, Pecaut MJ, Gridley DS, Willey JS, Bateman TA. Spaceflight-relevant types of ionizing radiation and cortical bone: Potential LET effect? Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1889-97. (PIs: E.R. Bandstra, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; G.A. Nelson/NSCOR; T.A. Bateman) Note: This paper and the following 3 papers plus 9 papers in the "Other papers of interest" section were in a space life sciences issue of this journal. Five papers in this issue on the subject of astrobiology are not included in this list. To view the Table of Contents, click on the volume and issue link in the publisher's site abstract page.
  4. Levine LH, Kasahara H, Kopka J, Erban A, Fehrl I, Kaplan F, Zhao W, Littell RC, Guy C, Wheeler R, Sager J, Mills A, Levine HG. Physiologic and metabolic responses of wheat seedlings to elevated and super-elevated carbon dioxide. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1917-28. (PI: H.G. Levine)
  5. Drysdale A, Nakamura T, Yorio N, Sager J, Wheeler R. Use of sunlight for plant lighting in a bioregenerative life support system – Equivalent system mass calculations. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1929-43.
  6. Allner M, Rygalov V. Group dynamics in a long-term blind endeavor on Earth: An analog for space missions. (Lewis & Clark Expedition group dynamic analysis) Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1957-70.
  7. Pechacek CS, Andersen M, Lockley SW. Preliminary method for prospective analysis of the circadian efficacy of (day)light with applications to healthcare architecture. LEUKOS: J Illum Eng Soc. 2008 Jul;5(1):1-26. (PI: S.W. Lockley)
  8. Guo Y, Liu Y, Oldenbourg R, Tang JX, Valles JM Jr. Effects of osmotic force and torque on microtubule bundling and pattern formation. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Oct;78(4 Pt 1):041910. Epub 2008 Oct 13. (PIs: J.X. Tang, J.M. Valles Jr.)
  9. Paul AL, Bamsey M, Berinstain A, Braham S, Neron P, Murdoch T, Graham T, Ferl RJ. Deployment of a prototype plant GFP imager at the Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse of the Haughton Mars Project. Sensors. 2008 Apr;8(4):2762-73. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Taneja I, Medow MS, Glover JL, Raghunath NK, Stewart JM. Increased vasoconstriction predisposes to hyperpnea and postural faint. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jul;295(1):H372-81. Epub 2008 May 23.
  2. Tan MP, Newton JL, Chadwick TJ, Parry SW. The relationship between carotid sinus hypersensitivity, orthostatic hypotension, and vasovagal syncope: A case-control study. Europace. 2008 Dec;10(12):1400-5. Epub 2008 Nov 5.
  3. Obi S, Yamamoto K, Shimizu N, Kumagaya S, Masumura T, Sokabe T, Asahara T, Ando J. Fluid shear stress induces arterial differentiation of endothelial progenitor cells. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Tomiya M, Fujikawa K, Ichimura S, Kikuchi T, Yoshihara Y, Nemoto K. Skeletal unloading induces a full-thickness patellar cartilage defect with increase of urinary collagen II CTx degradation marker in growing rats. Bone. 2008 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. McCloskey EV, Johansson H, Oden A, Vasireddy S, Kayan K, Pande K, Jalava T, Kanis JA. Ten-year fracture probability identifies women who will benefit from clodronate therapy – Additional results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised study. Osteoporos Int. 2008 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Martyn-St James M, Carroll S. A meta-analysis of impact exercise on postmenopausal bone loss: The case for mixed loading exercise programmes. Br J Sports Med. 2008 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Zhu S, Barbe MF, Liu C, Hadjiargyrou M, Popoff SN, Rani S, Safadi FF, Litvin J. Periostin-like-factor in osteogenesis. J Cell Physiol. 2008 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Sheikh F, Raskin A, Chu PH, Lange S, Domenighetti AA, Zheng M, Liang X, Zhang T, Yajima T, Gu Y, Dalton ND, Mahata SK, Dorn GW, Heller-Brown J, Peterson KL, Omens JH, McCulloch AD, Chen J. An FHL1-containing complex within the cardiomyocyte sarcomere mediates hypertrophic biomechanical stress responses in mice. J Clin Invest. 2008 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  9. Schneider S, Askew CD, Brummer V, Kleinert J, Guardiera S, Abel T, Struder HK. The effect of parabolic flight on perceived physical, motivational and psychological state in men and women: Correlation with neuroendocrine stress parameters and electrocortical activity. Stress. 2008 Nov 13:1. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  10. Lademann J, Fluhr J. This issue at a glance: Skin reactions of astronauts in space and microstructures of topically applied formulations. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2008;21(5):245. Note: This is an overview of an issue of this journal in which a paper on skin reactions in space was published (the paper appeared in CA list 8/8/08). The overview may be obtained online without charge.
  11. Barresi M, Bruschini L, Manzoni D. Neuronal responses to tilt within the rat cerebellar vermis. Brain Res Bull. 2008 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Yang C, Li Y, Zhang Z, Luo C, Tong Y, Zhou G, Xie P, Hu J, Li G. Effects of space flight exposure on cell growth, tumorigenicity and gene expression in cancer cells. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1898-905. Note: Shenzhou 4 results.
  13. Bernabeu J, Casanova I. Moon surface radiation environment analysis for February 1956 solar event conditions. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1906-12.
  14. Poje M, Vukovic B, Varga M, Radolic V, Miklavcic I, Faj D, Planinic J. Relation between galactic and solar cosmic radiation at aviation altitude. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1913-6.
  15. Slenzka K, Dünne M, Jastorff B. Biomonitoring and risk assessment on Earth and during exploratory missions using AquaHab®. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1944-50.
  16. Dempster WF. Tightly closed ecological systems reveal atmospheric subtleties – Experience from Biosphere 2. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1951-6.
  17. Borisova TA, Krisanova NV. Presynaptic transporter-mediated release of glutamate evoked by the protonophore FCCP increases under altered gravity conditions. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1971-9.
  18. Zhang S, Wang B, Cao XS, Yang Z, Sun XQ. The influence of fluid shear stress on the expression of Cbfa1 in MG-63 cells cultured under different gravitational conditions. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1980-5.
  19. Beier M, Hilbig R, Anken R. Histochemical localisation of carbonic anhydrase in the inner ear of developing cichlid fish, Oreochromis mossambicus. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1986-94.
  20. El-Yamany NA. Light conditions affect the roll-induced vestibuloocular reflex in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Adv Space Res. 2008 Dec 15;42(12):1995-2001.
  21. Orr DE, Burg KJ. Design of a modular bioreactor to incorporate both perfusion flow and hydrostatic compression for tissue engineering applications. Ann Biomed Eng. 2008 Jul;36(7):1228-41. Epub 2008 Apr 26.
  22. Liew OW, Chong PC, Li B, Asundi AK. Signature optical cues: Emerging technologies for monitoring plant health. Sensors. 2008 May;8(5):3205-39. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  23. Kirkham MB. Horizontal root growth: Water uptake and stomatal resistance under microgravity. Vadose Zone J. 2008 Aug;7(3):1125-31. Note: The vadose zone is the mostly unsaturated zone between the soil surface and the permanent groundwater table.

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