Status Report

NASA Spaceline 20 January 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
January 20, 2006
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PubMed’s abstract is linked when available and each will open in a new window.

  1. Gashev AA, Delp MD, Zawieja DC.
    Inhibition of the active lymph pump by simulated microgravity in rats.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Jan 6; [Epub ahead of print]
    (HSR&T PI: M.D. Delp)
    From paper: ?In summary, we performed for the first time a detailed evaluation of the influence of simulated microgravity on isolated lymphatic contractile function. Using the HDT rat as a model, we found that simulated microgravity caused a potent inhibition of pressure/stretch induced responses in isolated lymphatics from all four investigated regional lymphatic beds (thoracic duct, cervical, mesenteric and femoral lymphatics).?

  2. Wertz AT, Wright KP Jr, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA.
    Effects of sleep inertia on cognition.
    JAMA. 2006 Jan 11;295(2):163-4.
    (HSR&T PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  3. Koshcheev VS, Coca A, Leon GR, Maksimov AL.
    [Informative value of temperature parameters in different areas of the human body for correcting body thermal imbalance during extravehicular activities in cosmos]
    Fiziol Cheloveka. 2005 Nov-Dec;31(6):78-86. Russian.
    (HSR&T PI: V.S. Koscheyev)
    The abstract can be viewed at the publisher?s site (English translation of this journal):

  4. Durante M, George K, Cucinotta FA.
    Chromosomes lacking telomeres are present in the progeny of human lymphocytes exposed to heavy ions.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):51-8.
    (HSR&T PIs: M. Durante, F.A. Cucinotta)
  5. Pecaut MJ, Dutta-Roy R, Smith AL, Jones TA, Nelson GA, Gridley DS.
    Acute effects of iron-particle radiation on immunity. Part I: Population distributions.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):68-77.
    (HSR&T PI: G.A. Nelson)
  6. Gridley DS, Dutta-Roy R, Andres ML, Nelson GA, Pecaut MJ.
    Acute effects of iron-particle radiation on immunity. Part II: Leukocyte activation, cytokines and adhesion.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):78-87.
    (HSR&T PI: G.A. Nelson)
  7. Lele TP, Thodeti CK, Ingber DE.
    Force meets chemistry: Analysis of mechanochemical conversion in focal adhesions using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching.
    J Cell Biochem. 2006 Jan 11; [Epub ahead of print]
    (HSR&T PI: D.E. Ingber)
  8. Tarbell JM, Weinbaum S, Kamm RD.
    Cellular fluid mechanics and mechanotransduction.
    Ann Biomed Eng. 2005 Dec;33(12):1719-23.
    (HSR&T PI: J.M. Tarbell)
  9. Simons DM, Gardner EM, Lelkes PI.
    Dynamic culture in a rotating-wall vessel bioreactor differentially inhibits murine T lymphocyte activation by mitogenic stimuli upon return to static conditions in a time-dependent manner.
    J Appl Physiol. 2005 Dec 29; [Epub ahead of print]
    (HSR&T PIs: D.M. Simons, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; P.I. Lelkes)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Morukov BV, Nichiporuk IA, Tret’iakov VS, Larina IM.
    [Biochemical markers of bone tissue metabolism in cosmonauts after a prolonged spaceflight]
    Fiziol Cheloveka. 2005 Nov-Dec;31(6):73-7. Russian.
    ISS results. The abstract can be viewed at the publisher?s site (English translation of this journal):

  2. Tanaka H, Shimizu S, Ohmori F, Muraoka Y, Kumagai M, Yoshizawa M, Kagaya A.
    Increases in blood flow and shear stress to nonworking limbs during incremental exercise.
    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Jan;38(1):81-5.
  3. McCulloch AD, Omens JH.
    Myocyte shearing, myocardial sheets, and microtubules.
    Circ Res. 2006 Jan 6;98(1):1-3.
    This editorial by PI McCulloch comments on two recent papers in this subject area (PubMed IDs 16306445 and 16339482).

  4. Otto B, Riepl RL, Otto C, Klose J, Enck P, Klosterhalfen S.
    mu-Opiate receptor agonists — a new pharmacological approach to prevent motion sickness?
    Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2006 Jan;61(1):27-30.
  5. Ji S, Margulies SS.
    In vivo pons motion within the skull.
    J Biomech. 2005 Dec 29; [Epub ahead of print]
    Paper examines the roles of spinal cord tension and gravity on displacement of the pons.

  6. Dynlacht JR, Tyree C, Valluri S, Desrosiers C, Caperell-Grant A, Mendonca MS, Timmerman R, Bigsby RM.
    Effect of estrogen on radiation-induced cataractogenesis.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):9-15.
    This paper can be obtained online without charge.

  7. Mothersill C, Seymour RJ, Seymour CB.
    Increased radiosensitivity in cells of two human cell lines treated with bystander medium from irradiated repair-deficient cells.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):26-34.
  8. Kumar PR, Mohankumar MN, Hamza VZ, Jeevanram RK.
    Dose-rate effect on the induction of HPRT mutants in human G(0) lymphocytes exposed in vitro to gamma radiation.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):43-50.
  9. Okayasu R, Okada M, Okabe A, Noguchi M, Takakura K, Takahashi S.
    Repair of DNA damage induced by accelerated heavy ions in mammalian cells proficient and deficient in the non-homologous end-joining pathway.
    Radiat Res. 2006 Jan;165(1):59-67.
  10. Pang D, Rodgers JE, Berman BL, Chasovskikh S, Dritschilo A.
    Spatial distribution of radiation-induced double-strand breaks in plasmid DNA as resolved by atomic force microscopy.
    Radiat Res. 2005 Dec;164(6):755-65.
  11. Culard F, Bouffard S, Charlier M.
    High-LET irradiation of a DNA-binding protein: protein-protein and DNA-protein crosslinks.
    Radiat Res. 2005 Dec;164(6):774-80.
  12. Singh RK, Krishna M.
    DNA strand breaks signal the induction of DNA double-strand break repair in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
    Radiat Res. 2005 Dec;164(6):781-90.
  13. Zhu A, Zhou H, Leloup C, Marino SA, Geard CR, Hei TK, Lieberman HB.
    Differential impact of mouse Rad9 deletion on ionizing radiation-induced bystander effects.
    Radiat Res. 2005 Nov;164(5):655-61.
  14. Fink CA, Bates MN.
    Melanoma and ionizing radiation: is there a causal relationship?
    Radiat Res. 2005 Nov;164(5):701-10. Review.
  15. Oh K, Ivanchenko MG, White TJ, Lomax TL.
    The diageotropica gene of tomato encodes a cyclophilin: a novel player in auxin signaling.
    Planta. 2006 Jan 4;:1-12 [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Andersson-Gunneras S, Mellerowicz EJ, Love J, Segerman B, Ohmiya Y, Coutinho PM, Nilsson P, Henrissat B, Moritz T, Sundberg B.
    Biosynthesis of cellulose-enriched tension wood in Populus: global analysis of transcripts and metabolites identifies biochemical and developmental regulators in secondary wall biosynthesis.
    Plant J. 2006 Jan;45(2):144-65.
    Tension wood is formed in stem and branches in response to gravity.

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