Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness August 13, 2010

By SpaceRef Editor
August 13, 2010
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Fitts RH, Trappe SW, Costill DL, Gallagher PM, Creer AC, Colloton PA, Peters JR, Romatowski JG, Bain JL, Riley DA. Prolonged space flight-induced alterations in the structure and function of human skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2010 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: R.H. Fitts) Note: ISS results. From abstract: “An obvious conclusion is that the exercise countermeasures employed were incapable of providing the high-intensity needed to adequately protect fibre and muscle mass…”

Ruttley TM, Harm DL, Evans CA, Robinson JA. International utilization at the threshold of “assembly complete”–science returns from the International Space Station. Acta Astronaut. 2010 Aug-Sep;67(3-4):513-9. Note: ISS results.

Ehrenfreund P, Peter N, Billings L. Building long-term constituencies for space exploration: The challenge of raising public awareness and engagement in the United States and in Europe. Acta Astronaut. 2010 Aug-Sep;67(3-4):502-12.

Saraiva RM, Matsumura Y, Yamano T, Greenberg N, Thomas JD, Shiota T. Relation of left atrial dysfunction to pulmonary artery hypertension in patients with aortic stenosis and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Aug 1;106(3):409-16. Epub 2010 Jun 18. (PI: J.D. Thomas)

Camacho CV, Mukherjee B, McEllin B, Ding LH, Hu B, Habib A, Xie XJ, Nirodi C, Saha D, Story M, Balajee A, Bachoo RM, Boothman DA, Burma S. Loss of p15/Ink4b accompanies tumorigenesis triggered by complex DNA double-strand breaks. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: S. Burma; X.J. Xie/M. Story/S. Burma/J.D. Minna/NSCOR)

Yu X, Wang H, Wang P, Chen BP, Wang Y. The Ku dependent non-homologous end-joining pathway contributes to low dose radiation-stimulated cell survival. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: B.P. Chen, Y. Wang)

Mao XW, Green LM, Mekonnen T, Lindsey N, Gridley DS. Gene expression analysis of oxidative stress and apoptosis in proton-irradiated rat retina. In Vivo. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(4):425-30.

Dunn CA, Colby CL. Representation of the ipsilateral visual field by neurons in the macaque lateral intraparietal cortex depends on the forebrain commissures. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.A. Dunn, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)

Cain SW, Dennison CF, Zeitzer JM, Guzik AM, Khalsa SB, Santhi N, Schoen MW, Czeisler CA, Duffy JF. Sex differences in phase angle of entrainment and melatonin amplitude in humans. J Biol Rhythms. 2010 Aug;25(4):288-96. (PI: C.A. Czeisler)

Wang G, Driskell JD, Hill AA, Dufek EJ, Lipert RJ, Porter MD. Rotationally induced hydrodynamics: Fundamentals and applications to high-speed bioassays. Annu Rev Anal Chem (Palo Alto Calif). 2010;3:387-407. (PI: M.D. Porter)

Abrahamsson CK, Yang F, Park H, Brunger JM, Valonen PK, Langer RS, Welter JF, Caplan AI, Guilak F, Freed LE. Chondrogenesis and mineralization during in vitro culture of human mesenchymal stem cells on 3D-woven scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L.E. Freed)

Goekirmak T, Paul AL, Ferl RJ. Plant phosphopeptide-binding proteins as signaling mediators. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.L. Paul)

Tanaka K, Swanson SJ, Gilroy S, Stacey G. Extracellular nucleotides elicit cytosolic free calcium oscillations in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S. Gilroy) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

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Hodges GJ, Mattar L, Zuj KA, Greaves DK, Arbeille PM, Hughson RL, Shoemaker JK. WISE 2005: Prolongation of left ventricular pre-ejection period with 56 days head-down bed rest in women. Exp Physiol. 2010 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] Note: WISE-2005 bed rest study.

Hachiya T, Walsh ML, Saito M, Blaber AP. Delayed vasoconstrictor response to venous pooling in the calf is associated with high orthostatic tolerance to LBNP. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Seifert T, Fisher JP, Young CN, Hartwich D, Ogoh S, Raven PB, Fadel PJ, Secher NH. Glycopyrrolate abolishes the exercise-induced increase in cerebral perfusion in humans. Exp Physiol. 2010 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Norrbrand L, Pozzo M, Tesch PA. Flywheel resistance training calls for greater eccentric muscle activation than weight training. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim JA, Roy RR, Kim SJ, Zhong H, Haddad F, Baldwin KM, Edgerton VR. Electromechanical modulation of catabolic and anabolic pathways in chronically inactive, but neurally intact, muscles. Muscle Nerve. 2010 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Allen DL, Greyback BJ, Hanson AM, Cleary AS, Lindsay SF. Skeletal muscle expression of bone morphogenetic protein-1 and tolloid-like-1 extracellular proteases in different fiber types and in response to unloading, food deprivation and differentiation. J Physiol Sci. 2010 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhao XH, Fan XL, Song XA, Wu SD, Ren JC, Chen MX. Influence of 14-day hind limb unloading on isolated muscle spindle activity in rats. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2010 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Monticone M, Liu Y, Pujic N, Cancedda R. Activation of nervous system development genes in bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells following space flight exposure. J Cell Biochem. 2010 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.

Wang MT, Huang Z, Yang R, Su J, Mai YX, Zhou HC, Deng WM. [Disruption of the microfilament cytoskeleton induced by simulated microgravity affects NO/NOS system of osteoblasts] Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2010 Jul;30(7):1658-62. Chinese. Note: Translated journal title is Journal of Southern Medical University.

Burra S, Nicolella DP, Francis WL, Freitas CJ, Mueschke NJ, Poole K, Jiang JX. Dendritic processes of osteocytes are mechanotransducers that induce the opening of hemichannels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 3;107(31):13648-53. Epub 2010 Jul 19.

Mantila Roosa SM, Liu Y, Turner CH. Gene expression patterns in bone following mechanical loading. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Ferron M, Wei J, Yoshizawa T, Del Fattore A, DePinho RA, Teti A, Ducy P, Karsenty G. Insulin signaling in osteoblasts integrates bone remodeling and energy metabolism. Cell. 2010 Jul 23;142(2):296-308.

Sievaenen H. Immobilization and bone structure in humans. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2010 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Zueco J, Hernandez-Gonzalez A. Network simulation method applied to models of diffusion-limited gas bubble dynamics in tissue. Acta Astronaut. 2010 Aug-Sep;67(3-4):344-52.

Fasano G, Saia D, Piras A. Columbus stowage optimization by CAST (cargo accommodation support tool). Acta Astronaut. 2010 Aug-Sep;67(3-4):489-95.

Johnson PJ. The roles of NASA, U.S. astronauts and their families in long-duration missions. Acta Astronaut. 2010 Sep-Oct;67(5-6):561-71. Note: Paper contains descriptions of personal experiences during various flights.

Haidegger T, Sandor J, Benyo Z. Surgery in space: The future of robotic telesurgery. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Takahashi A, Suzuki H, Omori K, Seki M, Hashizume T, Shimazu T, Ishioka N, Ohnishi T. The expression of p53-regulated genes in human cultured lymphoblastoid TSCE5 and WTK1 cell lines during spaceflight. Int J Radiat Biol. 2010 Aug;86(8):669-81. Note: ISS results.

Ghandhi SA, Ming L, Ivanov VN, Hei TK, Amundson SA. Regulation of early signaling and gene expression in the alpha-particle and bystander response of IMR-90 human fibroblasts. BMC Med Genomics. 2010 Jul 29;3:31. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Deperas-Kaminska M, Zaytseva EM, Deperas-Standylo J, Mitsyn GV, Molokanov AG, Timoshenko GN, Wojcik A. Inter-chromosomal variation in aberration frequencies in human lymphocytes exposed to charged particles of LET between 0.5 and 55 keV/mum. Int J Radiat Biol. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Takahashi T, Fukawa T, Hirayama R, Yoshida Y, Musha A, Furusawa Y, Ando K, Nakano T. In vitro interaction of high-LET heavy-ion irradiation and chemotherapeutic agents in two cell lines with different radiosensitivities and different p53 status. Anticancer Res. 2010 Jun;30(6):1961-7.

Bortolami SB, Inglis JT, Castellani S, DiZio P, Lackner JR. Influence of galvanic vestibular stimulation on postural recovery during sudden falls. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Aug;205(1):123-9. Epub 2010 Jul 17.

Valko Y, Hegemann SC, Weber KP, Straumann D, Bockisch CJ. Relative diagnostic value of ocular vestibular evoked potentials and the subjective visual vertical during tilt and eccentric rotation. Clin Neurophysiol. 2010 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Angelaki D, Gu Y, DeAngelis G. Visual and vestibular cue integration for heading perception in extrastriate visual cortex. J Physiol. 2010 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Suedfeld P, Legkaia K, Brcic J. Changes in the hierarchy of value references associated with flying in space. J Pers. 2010 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Maniatis LM. Shape, gravity, and the perception of the right angle. Perception. 2010;39(5):636-40.

Cuccarolo P, Barbieri F, Sancandi M, Viaggi S, Degan P. Differential behaviour of normal, transformed and Fanconi’s anemia lymphoblastoid cells to modeled microgravity. J Biomed Sci. 2010 Jul 28;17:63. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.

Dijkstra CE, Larkin OJ, Anthony P, Davey MR, Eaves L, Rees CE, Hill RJ. Diamagnetic levitation enhances growth of liquid bacterial cultures by increasing oxygen availability. J R Soc Interface. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhao HC, Agula H, Zhang W, Wang F, Sokabe M, Li LM. Membrane stretch and cytoplasmic Ca(2+) independently modulate stretch-activated BK channel activity. J Biomech. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]

DesRoches CE, Busto M, Riedl CA, Mackay TF, Sokolowski MB. Quantitative trait locus mapping of gravitaxis behaviour in Drosophila melanogaster. Genet Res. 2010 Jun;92(3):167-74.

Miller ND, Durham Brooks TL, Assadi AH, Spalding EP. Detection of a gravitropism phenotype in glutamate receptor-like 3.3 mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana using machine vision and computation. Genetics. 2010 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

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