Status Report

NASA Spaceline 25 April 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
May 2, 2008
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  1. Hamilton D, Smart K, Melton S, Polk JD, Johnson-Throop K.
    Autonomous medical care for exploration class space missions.
    J Trauma. 2008 Apr;64(4 Suppl):S354-63.
  2. Dash RK, Li Y, Kim J, Saidel GM, Cabrera ME.
    Modeling cellular metabolism and energetics in skeletal muscle: Large-scale parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis.
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008 Apr;55(4):1298-318.
    (PI: M.E. Cabrera)
  3. Rithidech KN, Golightly M, Whorton E.
    Analysis of cell cycle in mouse bone marrow cells following acute in vivo exposure to (56)Fe ions.
    J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2008 Apr 9; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: K.N. Rithidech)
    This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Hada M, Georgakilas AG.
    Formation of clustered DNA damage after high-LET irradiation: A review.
    J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2008 Apr 15; [Epub ahead of print]
    This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Burdelya LG, Krivokrysenko VI, Tallant TC, Strom E, Gleiberman AS, Gupta D, Kurnasov OV, Fort FL, Osterman AL, Didonato JA, Feinstein E, Gudkov AV.
    An agonist of Toll-like receptor 5 has radioprotective activity in mouse and primate models.
    Science. 2008 Apr 11;320(5873):226-30.
    This paper was described in a “News of the Week” article in Science and in other articles and press releases. NASA support was through Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer.
  6. Czeisler CA, Gooley JJ.
    Sleep and circadian rhythms in humans.
    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2007;72:579-97.
    (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
    This paper, a review, appeared in the symposium volume entitled “Clocks and Rhythms.” Sentence from the paper: “The United States is a drowsy nation.”
  7. Caldwell BS.
    Knowledge sharing and expertise coordination of event response in organizations.
    Appl Ergon. 2008 Mar 31; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: B.S. Caldwell)
  8. Ingber DE.
    Tensegrity-based mechanosensing from macro to micro.
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2008 Feb 13; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: D.E. Ingber)
  9. Moorman SJ, Shimada N, Sokunbi G, Pfirrmann C.
    Simulated-microgravity induced changes in gene expression in zebrafish embryos suggest that the primary cilium is involved in gravity transduction.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):79-86.
    (PI: S.J. Moorman)
    This issue of Gravitational and Space Biology includes eight full papers (one paper listed above and seven in the next section), plus eight 2-page papers that are not included in this list. All of these papers derive from the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology, November 2006, Arlington, VA. Full text of all of these papers can be obtained online at no charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. No author.
    Proceedings of the Annual Gravitational Physiology Meeting (28th ?).
    J Gravit Physiol 2007 Jul;14(1):P1-146.
    This issue includes 58 short, mostly 2-page, papers. The 58 PubMed citations can be found by pasting this string of characters into the PubMed search box: j gravit physiol[Jour] 14[volume] 1[issue] Citations and tables of contents are not available at the publisher’s site.
    COMMENT: The Journal of Gravitational Physiology was recently accepted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to be added to PubMed by NLM staff. As background, the former SPACELINE Project earlier supplemented PubMed’s regular coverage with literature of the space life sciences (SLS) not covered by PubMed, through an agreement between NASA and NLM. This included some radiation, physical science, life support journals, etc., plus journals dedicated to the space life sciences: Advances in Space Research, Acta Astronautica, Journal of Gravitational Physiology, Gravitational and Space Biology, Space Medicine and Medical Engineering, Biological Sciences in Space, Microgravity Science and Technology, Habitation, etc. This extra material has not been added to PubMed since 2004/2005 when the SPACELINE Project ceased. Thus, the inclusion of the Journal of Gravitational Physiology in PubMed fills in a small part of this gap in coverage of the SLS literature.

    The weekly Current Awareness lists attempt to cover all of the SLS journal literature, including the above-noted non-PubMed SLS literature. The list content is therefore slightly different from what actually appears in PubMed. For the non-PubMed literature, the web links in the lists go to the publisher’s site abstract, when it is available, since these citations do not appear in PubMed. PubMed continues to be used as the primary link for all other citations because of its widespread use (there are of course other means of online literature searching besides PubMed, but it remains the preeminent biomedical database in the U.S. and abroad) and because of its capability of organizing and systematizing a huge amount of data.

  2. Ju YI, Sone T, Okamoto T, Fukunaga M.
    Jump exercise during remobilization restores integrity of the trabecular architecture after tail-suspension in young rats.
    J Appl Physiol. 2008 Apr 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Forwood MR.
    Physical activity and bone development during childhood: Insights from animal models.
    J Appl Physiol. 2008 Apr 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Lee NK, Karsenty G.
    Reciprocal regulation of bone and energy metabolism.
    Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Apr 11; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Miyazaki M, Noguchi M, Takemasa T.
    Intermittent reloading attenuates muscle atrophy through modulating Akt/mTOR pathway.
    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 May;40(5):848-55.
  6. Deschenes MR, Holdren AN, McCoy RW.
    Adaptations to short-term muscle unloading in young and aged men.
    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 May;40(5):856-63.
  7. Nagano K, Suzaki E, Nagano Y, Kataoka K, Ozawa K.
    The activation of apoptosis factor in hindlimb unloading-induced muscle atrophy under normal and low-temperature environmental conditions.
    Acta Histochem. 2008 Apr 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Eliasson P, Fahlgren A, Aspenberg P.
    Mechanical load and BMP signaling during tendon repair: A role for follistatin?
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Apr 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Mammoto A, Mammoto T, Ingber DE.
    Rho signaling and mechanical control of vascular development.
    Curr Opin Hematol. 2008 May;15(3):228-34.
  10. Clarke AH, Kornilova L.
    Ocular torsion response to active head-roll movement under one-g and zero-g conditions.
    J Vestib Res. 2007;17(2-3):99-111.
    Space flight results, including Mir.
  11. McIntyre J, Slotine JJ.
    Does the brain make waves to improve stability?
    Brain Res Bull. 2008 Apr 15;75(6):717-22. Epub 2008 Feb 14.
  12. Doyle S, Menaker M.
    Circadian photoreception in vertebrates.
    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2007;72:499-508.
    This paper and the next paper appeared in the symposium volume entitled “Clocks and Rhythms.”
  13. Menaker M.
    Circadian clocks: 50 years on.
    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2007;72:655-9.
  14. Ricci G, Esposito R, Catizone A, Galdieri M.
    Direct effects of microgravity on testicular function: Analysis of histological, molecular and physiologic parameters.
    J Endocrinol Invest. 2008 Mar;31(3):229-37.
    This was ground-based research that used the rotating wall vessel bioreactor; it was not a space flight experiment. A non-printable copy of this paper may be obtained without charge at the publisher’s site abstract by clicking the “not subscriber” link.
  15. Kitazawa D, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Hoshino A, Iida S, Nitasaka E, Takahashi H.
    The gravity-regulated growth of axillary buds is mediated by a mechanism different from decapitation-induced release.
    Plant Cell Physiol. 2008 Apr 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Van Loon JJ.
    Micro-gravity and mechanomics.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):3-17.
    Full text of this paper and the following six papers can be obtained online at no charge.
  17. Lemmon CA, Romer LH.
    Measuring patterns, regulation, and biologic consequences of cellular traction forces.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):19-29.
  18. Geitmann A.
    Cytomechanical tools for plant gravitational biology.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):31-42
  19. Prendergast PJ.
    Computational modelling of cell and tissue mechanoresponsiveness.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):43-9.
  20. Horn ER.
    Integrated physiology – Its competition and cooperation with molecular and genetic research.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):53-9.
  21. Gerzer R.
    Human flight to Mars – Challenges for integrative human physiology.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):61-3.
  22. Clement G.
    Using your head: Cognition and sensorimotor functions in microgravity.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Jun;20(2):65-78.
  23. No author.
    Program and abstracts. Twenty-third Annual Meeting, American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology. October 25-28, 2007, Ames Research Center, CA, USA.
    Gravit Space Biol. 2007 Oct;21(1):i-xxiv, 1-44, A1-4.
    This document is available online without charge.
  24. Yasnetsov VV.
    [Protective effect of 3-hydroxypyridine derivatives in extreme conditions]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):5-12. Russian.
  25. Kaplansky AS, Durnova GN.
    [Role of insufficient hormone production in development of osteopenia in consequence of physical loads deficiency]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):13-7. Russian.
    From abstract: “The combination of calcitonin, sinestrol and [graded}support loads prevented osteopenia and provided the normal bone growth in length during rat’s suspension.”
  26. Kotovskaya AR, Koloteva MI, Lukianyuk VYu, Stepanova GP, Filatova LM, Builov SP, Zhernavkov AF, Kondratyuk LL.
    [Prediction of cardiac function deviations (ECG data) in the course of permanent cosmonaut’s monitoring starting from selection till return to Earth after short-duration space flight]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):17-23. Russian.
    Space flight results (multiple flights).
  27. Orlov OI.
    [Evaluation of the effect of anti-motion sickness pharmaceuticals on adaptation to the model conditions of long-term rotation]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):24-8. Russian.
  28. Ivanova SM, Morukov BV, Labetskaya OI, Yarlykova YuV, Levina AA, Shishkanova ZG.
    [Red blood of cosmonauts on missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS)]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):28-33. Russian.
    ISS results.
  29. Repina LA, Repin MV, Bogomazova AN.
    [Cytogenetic studies of human blood lymphocytes in vivo in a 7-day experiment with immersion]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):33-7. Russian.
  30. Afonin BV, Goncharova NP, Karamyshev YuA.
    [The human stomach function in a 4-month bedrest study]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):37-43. Russian.
  31. Vinokhodova AG, Smirnova TM, Krut’ko VN, Bystritskaya AF, Larina IM.
    [Utilization of computerized evaluation of mental effectiveness during simulation of spaceflight factors]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):48-52. Russian.
  32. Dotsenko MA, Ayusheva IA, Rudneva RI, Korolkov VI.
    [Blood biochemical parameters of tilted primates periodically subjected to gravitational stimuli]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):53-6. Russian.
  33. Gurin VN, Krotov VP, Gurin AV, Korolkov VI, Gordeev YuV.
    [Effects of head-down tilting on blood levels of interleukin-1beta and interleukin-6 in primates]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;41(6):56-8. Russian.

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