Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness November 7, 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
November 8, 2003
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Note (#1)

Review includes space flight results

Sonnenfeld G, Butel JS, Shearer WT.
Effects of the space flight environment on the immune system.
Rev Environ Health. 2003 Jan-Mar;18(1):1-17. Review.
(PIs: G.D. Sonnenfeld, J.S. Butel and W.T. Shearer/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Park CC, Henshall-Powell RL, Erickson AC, Talhouk R, Parvin B, Bissell MJ,
Barcellos-Hoff MH.
Ionizing radiation induces heritable disruption of epithelial cell
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Sep 16;100(19):10728-33. Epub 2003 Sep 05.
(PIs: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff and A. Chatterjee: NSCORT in Radiation Health/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Huang L, Snyder AR, Morgan WF.
Radiation-induced genomic instability and its implications for radiation
Oncogene. 2003 Sep 1;22(37):5848-54. Review.
(PI: W.F. Morgan/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Jennings JR, Monk TH, van der Molen MW.
Sleep deprivation influences some but not all processes of supervisory
Psychol Sci. 2003 Sep;14(5):473-9.
(PI: T.H. Monk/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Qin JX, Shiota T, McCarthy PM, Asher CR, Hail M, Agler DA, Popovic ZB,
Greenberg NL, Smedira NG, Starling RC, Young JB, Thomas JD.
Importance of mitral valve repair associated with left ventricular
reconstruction for patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy: a real-time
three-dimensional echocardiographic study.
Circulation. 2003 Sep 9;108 Suppl 1:II241-6.
(PI: J.D. Thomas/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Morin LP, Blanchard JH, Provencio I.
Retinal ganglion cell projections to the hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus,
intergeniculate leaflet, and visual midbrain: bifurcation and melanopsin
J Comp Neurol. 2003 Oct 20;465(3):401-16.
(PI: L.P. Morin/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)



Image from this paper (#7) appears on the journal cover:

From the journal Cell: This research was featured on the June 27 cover of the journal Cell. The significance of the paper was discussed in an accompanying article by D. Tautz, stating that this research and these animals shed “new light on the evolution of the central nervous system and the phylogenetic placement of chordates.”

Lowe CJ, Wu M, Salic A, Evans L, Lander E, Stange-Thomann N, Gruber CE, Gerhart J, Kirschner M.
Anteroposterior patterning in hemichordates and the origins of the chordate nervous system.
Cell. 2003 Jun 27;113(7):853-65.
(PI: J.C. Gerhart/Fundamental Space Biology)

Costa MA, Collins RE, Anterola AM, Cochrane FC, Davin LB, Lewis NG.
An in silico assessment of gene function and organization of the phenylpropanoid pathway metabolic networks in Arabidopsis thaliana and limitations thereof.
Phytochemistry. 2003 Nov;64(6):1097-112.
(PI: N.G. Lewis/Fundamental Space Biology)

Morre DJ, Morre DM.
Cell surface NADH oxidases (ECTO-NOX proteins) with roles in cancer, cellular time-keeping, growth, aging and neurodegenerative diseases.
Free Radic Res. 2003 Aug;37(8):795-808. Review.
(PI: D.J. Morré/Fundamental Space Biology)

Green AM, Angelaki DE.
Resolution of sensory ambiguities for gaze stabilization requires a second
neural integrator.
J Neurosci. 2003 Oct 15;23(28):9265-75.
(PI: D.E. Angelaki/Fundamental Space Biology)

Yang T, Poovaiah BW.
Calcium/calmodulin-mediated signal network in plants.
Trends Plant Sci. 2003 Oct;8(10):505-12. Review.
(PI: B.W. Poovaiah/Fundamental Space Biology)

Marijanovic I, Jiang X, Kronenberg MS, Stover ML, Erceg I, Lichtler AC, Rowe
Dual reporter transgene driven by 2.3Col1a1 promoter is active in
differentiated osteoblasts.
Croat Med J. 2003 Aug;44(4):412-7.
(PI: D.W. Rowe/Fundamental Space Biology)

Hinman VF, Davidson EH.
Expression of a gene encoding a Gata transcription factor during embryogenesis
of the starfish Asterina miniata.
Gene Expr Patterns. 2003 Aug;3(4):419-22.
(PI: E.H. Davidson/Fundamental Space Biology)

Hinman VF, Davidson EH.
Expression of AmKrox, a starfish ortholog of a sea urchin transcription factor
essential for endomesodermal specification.
Gene Expr Patterns. 2003 Aug;3(4):423-6.
(PI: E.H. Davidson/Fundamental Space Biology)

Young RC, Buttner WJ, Linnell BR, Ramesham R.
Electronic nose for space program applications.
Sens Actuators B Chem. 2003 Aug 1;93(1-3):7-16.

Note (#16)

This article was previously published in Rossiiskii Fiziologicheskii Zhurnal imeni I. M. Sechenova, 2002 Mar;88(3):340-7, Current Awareness list for 7/12/2002

Shenkman BS, Belozerova IN, Lee P, Nemirovskaya TL, Kozlovskaya IB.
Effects of weightlessness and movement restriction on the structure and metabolism of the soleus muscle in monkeys after space flight.
Neurosci Behav Physiol. 2003 Sep;33(7):717-22.


Note (#17)

This article was previously published in Rossiiskii Fiziologicheskii Zhurnal imeni I. M. Sechenova, 2002 Apr;88(4):424-31

Belozerova IN, Nemirovskaya TL, Shenkman BS, Kozlovskaya IB.
Characteristic of changes in the structure and metabolism of the vastus lateralis muscles in monkeys after space flight.
Neurosci Behav Physiol. 2003 Sep;33(7):735-40.

Cao MJ, Rong TZ, Pan GT.
[Genetic analysis about maize male sterile mutant obtained by space flight]
Yi Chuan Xue Bao. 2003 Sep;30(9):817-22. Chinese.

Note (#18)

Chinese satellite results

Ranaldi F, Giachetti E, Guerin E, Bacci S, Paoletti E, Boddi V, Vanni P.
Gravitational stress on germinating Pinus pinea seeds.
C R Biol. 2003 Jun;326(6):553-64.

Carlsson SI, Bertilaccio MT, Ballabio E, Maier JA.
Endothelial stress by gravitational unloading: effects on cell growth and
cytoskeletal organization.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003 Oct 21;1642(3):173-9.


Note (#21)

This and another paper in this issue and accompanying comment describe how osteoblastic cells are a regulatory component of the microenvironment that supports haematopoietic stem cells.

Calvi LM, Adams GB, Weibrecht KW, Weber JM, Olson DP, Knight MC, Martin RP, Schipani E, Divieti P, Bringhurst FR, Milner LA, Kronenberg HM, Scadden DT.
Osteoblastic cells regulate the haematopoietic stem cell niche.
Nature. 2003 Oct 23;425(6960):841-6.

Shiraishi M, Kamo T, Nemoto S, Narita M, Kamegai M, Baevsky RM, Funtova II.
Blood pressure variability during 120-day head-down bed rest in humans.
Biomed Pharmacother. 2003 Oct;57 Suppl 1:35-8.

Picquet F, De-Doncker L, Falempin M.
Expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms in rat soleus muscle spindles after
19 days of hypergravity.
J Histochem Cytochem. 2003 Nov;51(11):1479-89.

Ng J, Sahakian AV, Swiryn S.
Accelerometer-based body-position sensing for ambulatory electrocardiographic
Biomed Instrum Technol. 2003 Sep-Oct;37(5):338-46.

Bedford JS, Liber HL.
Applications of RNA interference for studies in DNA damage processing, genome
stability, mutagenesis, and cancer.
Semin Cancer Biol. 2003 Aug;13(4):301-8.


Note (#26)

includes brief description of space flight results

Perbal G, Driss-Ecole D.
Mechanotransduction in gravisensing cells.
Trends Plant Sci. 2003 Oct;8(10):498-504. Review.

Li H, Liu H, Heller S.

Note (#27)

This paper reports the finding (featured on the journal cover) in the mammalian utricula of stem-like cells that show regenerative capacity. This has implications for hair cell regeneration to replace lost hair cells, including possible future use in age-related hearing loss and vestibular disorders.

Pluripotent stem cells from the adult mouse inner ear.
Nat Med. 2003 Oct;9(10):1293-9. Epub 2003 Aug 31.

Amundson SA, Bittner M, Fornace AJ Jr.
Functional genomics as a window on radiation stress signaling.
Oncogene. 2003 Sep 1;22(37):5828-33. Review.

Iliakis G, Wang Y, Guan J, Wang H.
DNA damage checkpoint control in cells exposed to ionizing radiation.
Oncogene. 2003 Sep 1;22(37):5834-47.

Grigorenko DE, Krasnov IB, Sapin MR.
[Structural and functional organisation of the spleen lymphoid tissue after
exposure to hypergravitation]
Morfologiia. 2003;123(3):60-4. Russian.

Lappa M, Carotenuto L.
Effect of convective disturbances induced by g-jitter on the periodic
precipitation of lysozyme.
Microgravity Sci Technol. 2003;14(2):41-56.

Lappa M.
The growth and the fluid dynamics of protein crystals and soft organic tissues:
models and simulations, similarities and differences.
J Theor Biol. 2003 Sep 21;224(2):225-40.


Note (#33)

Different gravity levels were a part of the analysis of the model.

Gunther M, Ruder H.
Synthesis of two-dimensional human walking: a test of the lambda-model.
Biol Cybern. 2003 Aug;89(2):89-106. Epub 2003 May 20.

Bancroft GN, Sikavitsas VI, Mikos AG.
Design of a flow perfusion bioreactor system for bone tissue-engineering
Tissue Eng. 2003 Jun;9(3):549-54.

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