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NASA Spaceline 8 May 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, June 6, 2009

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  1. Arbeille P, Kerbeci P, Capri A, Dannaud C, Trappe SW, Trappe TA. Quantification of muscle volume by echography: Comparison with MRI data on subjects in long-term bed rest. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2009 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S. Trappe) Note: WISE-2005 bed rest study.
  2. Ferreira LF, Gilliam LA, Reid MB. L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylate reverses glutathione oxidation and delays fatigue of skeletal muscle in vitro. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.B. Reid)
  3. Peng Y, Brown N, Finnon R, Warner CL, Liu X, Genik PC, Callan MA, Ray FA, Borak TB, Badie C, Bouffler SD, Ullrich RL, Bedford JS, Weil MM. Radiation leukemogenesis in mice: Loss of PU.1 on chromosome 2 in CBA and C57BL/6 mice after irradiation with 1 GeV/nucleon 56Fe ions, X rays or gamma rays. Part I. Experimental observations. Radiat Res. 2009 Apr;171(4):474-83. (PI: R.L. Ullrich/J.S. Bedford/M.M. Weil/NSCOR)
  4. Peng Y, Borak TB, Bouffler SD, Ullrich RL, Weil MM, Bedford JS. Radiation leukemogenesis in mice: Loss of PU.1 on chromosome 2 in CBA and C57BL/6 mice after irradiation with 1 GeV/nucleon 56Fe ions, X rays or gamma Rays. Part II. Theoretical considerations based on microdosimetry and the initial induction of chromosome aberrations. Radiat Res. 2009 Apr;171(4):484-93. (PI: R.L. Ullrich/M.M. Weil/J.S. Bedford/NSCOR)
  5. Scuric Z, Chan CY, Hafer K, Schiestl RH. Ionizing radiation induces microhomology-mediated end joining in trans in yeast and mammalian cells. Radiat Res. 2009 Apr;171(4):454-63. (PI: K. Hafer, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  6. Rabin BM, Carrihill-Knoll K, Hinchman M, Shukitt-Hale B, Joseph JA, Foster BC. Effects of heavy particle irradiation and diet on object recognition memory in rats. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1193-9. (PI: B.M. Rabin) Note: This paper and three other papers in this NASA section of the list and six papers in the Other section are from a Space Life Sciences issue of this journal. Four life support papers and two astrobiology papers are not included in this list.
  7. Zhou D, Semones E, Gaza R, Johnson S, Zapp N, Lee K, George T. Radiation measured during ISS-Expedition 13 with different dosimeters. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1212-9. Note: ISS results.
  8. Pandya U, Sinha M, Luxon BA, Watson DA, Niesel DW. Global transcription profiling and virulence potential of Streptococcus pneumoniae after serial passage. Gene. 2009 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.W. Niesel)
  9. Sukumar P, Edwards KS, Rahman A, DeLong A, Muday GK. PINOID kinase regulates root gravitropism through modulation of PIN2-dependent basipetal auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 2009 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G.K. Muday) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  10. Gonzales JM Jr., Lowry BA, Brown PB, Beyl CA, Nyochemberg L. The effects of composting on the nutritional composition of fibrous bio-regenerative life support systems (BLSS) plant waste residues and its impact on the growth of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1243-9. (PI: C.A. Mitchell/P.B. Brown/C.A. Beyl/NSCOR)
  11. Gonzales JM Jr. Aquaculture in bio-regenerative life support systems (BLSS): Considerations. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1250-5.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Belavý DL, Ng JK, Wilson SJ, Armbrecht G, Stegeman D, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Richardson CA. Influence of prolonged bed-rest on spectral and temporal electromyographic motor control characteristics of the superficial lumbo-pelvic musculature. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2009 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Dai K, Wang Y, Yan R, Shi Q, Wang Z, Yuan Y, Cheng H, Li S, Fan Y, Zhuang F. Effects of microgravity and hypergravity on platelet functions. Thromb Haemost. 2009 May;101(5):902-10. Note: This paper is discussed in an Editorial Focus, which is available online without cost.
  3. Fedorowski A, Burri P, Melander O. Orthostatic hypotension in genetically related hypertensive and normotensive individuals. J Hypertens. 2009 May;27(5):976-82. Note: This paper is discussed in an Editorial Commentary, which is not available online without cost.
  4. Carter JR, Lawrence JE, Klein JC. Menstrual cycle alters sympathetic neural responses to orthostatic stress in young, eumenorrheic women. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Liao Y, Li X, Zhang Y, Chen S, Tang C, Du J. alpha-Adrenoceptor agonists for the treatment of vasovagal syncope: A meta-analysis of worldwide published data. Acta Paediatr. 2009 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Marwan N, Kurths J, Thomsen JS, Felsenberg D, Saparin P. Three-dimensional quantification of structures in trabecular bone using measures of complexity. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2009 Feb;79(2-1):021903. Epub 2009 Feb 3.
  7. Arnsdorf EJ, Tummala P, Jacobs CR. Non-canonical Wnt signaling and N-cadherin related beta-catenin signaling play a role in mechanically induced osteogenic cell fate. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5388. Epub 2009 Apr 29. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Canu MH, Garnier C. A 3D analysis of fore- and hindlimb motion during overground and ladder walking: Comparison of control and unloaded rats. Exp Neurol. 2009 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Jakob B, Splinter J, Taucher-Scholz G. Positional stability of damaged chromatin domains along radiation tracks in mammalian cells. Radiat Res. 2009 Apr;171(4):405-18.
  10. Campa A, Alloni D, Antonelli F, Ballarini F, Belli M, Dini V, Esposito G, Facoetti A, Friedland W, Furusawa Y, Liotta M, Ottolenghi A, Paretzke HG, Simone G, Sorrentino E, Tabocchini MA. DNA fragmentation induced in human fibroblasts by 56Fe ions: Experimental data and Monte Carlo simulations. Radiat Res. 2009 Apr;171(4):438-45.
  11. Buchheit M, Al Haddad H, Laursen PB, Ahmaidi S. Effect of body posture on post-exercise parasympathetic reactivation. Exp Physiol. 2009 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Smith PF, Darlington CL, Zheng Y. Move it or lose it - Is stimulation of the vestibular system necessary for normal spatial memory? Hippocampus. 2009 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Colombelli J, Besser A, Kress H, Reynaud EG, Girard P, Caussinus E, Haselmann U, Small JV, Schwarz US, Stelzer EH. Mechanosensing in actin stress fibers revealed by a close correlation between force and protein localization. J Cell Sci. 2009 May 15;122(Pt 10):1665-79. Epub 2009 Apr 28.
  14. Hoffman BD, Crocker JC. Cell mechanics: Dissecting the physical responses of cells to force. Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2009 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Kim DH, Wong PK, Park J, Levchenko A, Sun Y. Microengineered platforms for cell mechanobiology. Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2009 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Qian A, Yin D, Yang P, Jia B, Zhang W, Shang P. Development of a ground-based simulated experimental platform for gravitational biology. IEEE Trans Appl Superconduct. 2009 Apr;19(2):42-6.
  17. Redon CE, Dickey JS, Bonner WM, Sedelnikova OA. gamma-H2AX as a biomarker of DNA damage induced by ionizing radiation in human peripheral blood lymphocytes and artificial skin. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1171-8.
  18. Häder DP, Richter PR, Schuster M, Daiker V, Lebert M. Molecular analysis of the graviperception signal transduction in the flagellate Euglena gracilis: Involvement of a transient receptor potential-like channel and a calmodulin. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1179-84.
  19. Takahashi A, Ohnishi T. A low dose pre-irradiation induces radio- and heat-resistance via HDM2 and NO radicals, and is associated with p53 functioning. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1185-92.
  20. Häder DP, Richter P, Schuster M, Dachev T, Tomov B, Georgiev P, Matviichuk Y. R3D-B2 – Measurement of ionizing and solar radiation in open space in the BIOPAN 5 facility outside the FOTON M2 satellite. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1200-11. Note: Foton M2/Biopan 5 results.
  21. Bamsey M, Berinstain A, Auclair S, Battler M, Binsted K, Bywaters K, Harris J, Kobrick R, McKay C. Four-month Moon and Mars crew water utilization study conducted at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, Devon Island, Nunavut. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1256-74. Note: Section 5.7 of Article Outline: Beer brewing.
  22. Murphy KL, Rygalov VY, Johnson SB. Minimal support technology and in situ resource utilization for risk management of planetary spaceflight missions. Adv Space Res. 2009 Apr 15;43(8):1275-84.
  23. Grigor'ev AI, Pestov ID. [Moral bases of space medicine] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):5-9. Russian. Note: These 11 articles constitute an issue dedicated to Oleg G. Gazenko's long tenure at the Institute of Medical-Biological Problems in Moscow. The articles review various topics in space medicine and biology and include some flight results.
  24. Buravkova LB. [Problems of gravitational physiology of cell] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):10-8. Russian.
  25. Baevskii RM. [The present-day issues of space cardiology] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):19-31. Russian.
  26. Balakhovskii IS, Noskov VB. [Hemoglobin mass in humans during space flight and its simulation] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):32-44. Russian.
  27. Il'in EA. [Programme "BION": From the past to the future] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):45-57. Russian.
  28. Bogomolov VV, Kozlovskaia IB, Alferova IV, Egorov AD, Kovachevich IV. [Medical care for Russian cosmonauts' health on the ISS] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):58-65. Russian.
  29. Kozlovskaia IB, Pestov ID, Egorov AD. [The countermeasure system for extended space flights] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):66-73. Russian.
  30. Kotovskaia AR. [The problem of artificial gravity: The present status and possible approaches] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):74-83. Russian.
  31. Kozarenko OP, Ponomareva IP. [Psychophysiological aspects of piloted flights to space] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):84-91. Russian.
  32. Sychev VN, Levinskikh MA, Gur'eva TS, Podol'skii IG. [Biological systems of life support for space crews: Some results and anticipations] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):92-7. Russian.
  33. Ushakov IB, Bednenko VS, Khomenko MN, Stepanov VK. [Academician O.G. Gazenko and aviation medicine] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(6):98-103. Russian.

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