NASA Spaceline 28 October 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005

PubMed's abstract is linked when available and each will open in a new window.

  1. Haddad F, Adams GR, Bodell PW, Baldwin KM. Isometric resistance exercise fails to counteract skeletal muscle atrophy processes during the initial stages of unloading. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Oct 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: K.M. Baldwin)
  2. Xia Y, Lin W, Qin YX. The influence of cortical end-plate on broadband ultrasound attenuation measurements at the human calcaneus using scanning confocal ultrasound. J Acoust Soc Am. 2005 Sep;118(3 Pt 1):1801-7. (HSR&T PI: Y.X. Qin)
  3. Paek B, Foley J, Zderic V, Starr F, Shields LE, Vaezy S. Selective reduction of multifetal pregnancy using high-intensity focused ultrasound in the rabbit model. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Sep;26(3):267-70. (HSR&T PI: V. Zderic, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)
  4. Rivera CA, Abrams SH, Tcharmtchi HM, Allman M, Finegold MJ, Smith CW. Feeding a corn oil/sucrose-enriched diet enhances steatohepatitis in sedentary rats. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Oct 13; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: C.W. Smith and W.T. Shearer) Note: Hindlimb unloading used.
  5. Zhang S, McNees AL, Butel JS. Quantification of vertical transmission of Murine polyoma virus by real-time quantitative PCR. J Gen Virol. 2005 Oct;86(Pt 10):2721-9. HSR&T PI: J.S. Butel
  6. Leyk M, Nguyen DV, Attoor SN, Dougherty ER, Turner ND, Bancroft LK, Chapkin RS, Lupton JR, Carroll RJ. Comparing automatic and manual image processing in FLARE assay analysis for colon carcinogenesis. Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol. 2005;4(1):article5. (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lupton) Note: This article may be obtained without cost by registering at the publisher's site.
  7. McNeil A, McNeil PL. Yolk granule tethering: a role in cell resealing and identification of several protein components. J Cell Sci. 2005 Oct 15;118(Pt 20):4701-8. Epub 2005 Sep 27. (HSR&T PI: P.L. McNeil)
  8. Almeida-Porada G, Crapnell K, Porada C, Benoit B, Nakauchi H, Quesenberry P, Zanjani ED. In vivo haematopoietic potential of human neural stem cells. Br J Haematol. 2005 Jul;130(2):276-83. (HSR&T PI: G. Almeida-Porada)
  9. da Silva CL, Goncalves R, Crapnell KB, Cabral JM, Zanjani ED, Almeida-Porada G. A human stromal-based serum-free culture system supports the ex vivo expansion/maintenance of bone marrow and cord blood hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. Exp Hematol. 2005 Jul;33(7):828-35. (HSR&T PI: G. Almeida-Porada)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Verheyden B, Beckers F, Aubert AE. Spectral characteristics of heart rate fluctuations during parabolic flight. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Oct 19;:1-12 [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Linnarsson D, Spaak J, Sundblad P. Baroreflex impairment during rapid posture changes at rest and exercise after 120 days of bed rest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Oct 19;:1-9 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Gao F, Yu ZB. [No influence of increased frequency on fatigability of tetanic contraction in rat atrophic soleus.] Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2005 Oct 25;57(5):653-8. Chinese. Note: Hindlimb unloading used.
  4. Vincent L, Avancena P, Cheng J, Rafii S, Rabbany SY. Simulated microgravity impairs leukemic cell survival through altering VEGFR-2/VEGF-a signaling pathway. Ann Biomed Eng. 2005 Oct;33(10):1405-10. Note: Simulated microgravity using rotating wall bioreactor.
  5. Jones SM, Johnson KR, Yu H, Erway LC, Alagramam KN, Pollak N, Jones TA. A quantitative survey of gravity receptor function in mutant mouse strains. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2005 Oct 19;:1-14 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  6. Pierrot-Deseilligny C. [From the abducens nucleus to spatial memory: an ocular motor journey] Rev Neurol (Paris). 2005 May;161(5):549-65. Review. French.
  7. Swarup R, Kramer EM, Perry P, Knox K, Leyser HM, Haseloff J, Beemster GT, Bhalerao R, Bennett MJ. Root gravitropism requires lateral root cap and epidermal cells for transport and response to a mobile auxin signal. Nat Cell Biol. 2005 Oct 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Li L, Xu J, Xu ZH, Xue HW. Brassinosteroids stimulate plant tropisms through modulation of polar auxin transport in Brassica and Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2005 Oct;17(10):2738-53. Epub 2005 Sep 2.
  9. Detamore MS, Athanasiou KA. Use of a rotating bioreactor toward tissue engineering the temporomandibular joint disc. Tissue Eng. 2005 Jul-Aug;11(7-8):1188-97.
  10. Miyazawa M, Torii T, Toshimitsu Y, Koyama I. Effect of mechanical stress imposition on co-culture of hepatic parenchymal and nonparenchymal cells: possibility of stimulating production of regenerating factor. Transplant Proc. 2005 Jun;37(5):2398-401. Note: From abstract: "A rotating radial flow bioreactor was used to provide mechanical stress..."
  11. van Vliet PW, Ellis ER, Hila J. The effect of angle and oscillation on mucous simulant speed in flexible tubes. Physiother Res Int. 2005;10(3):125-33. Note: From abstract: "The present study supports the use of gravity to assist in secretion clearance."

// end //

More status reports and news releases or top stories.

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.