Status Report

Spaceline/NASA Space Life Science Current Awareness – 1 February 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
February 1, 2002
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Dijk DJ, Lockley SW.
Highlighted topics: Functional Genomics of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm. Invited
review: integration of human sleep-wake regulation and circadian rhythmicity.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):852-62.
(PI: D.J. Dijk)

Riley DA, Bain JL, Thompson JL, Fitts RH, Widrick JJ, Trappe SW, Trappe TA,
Costill DL.
Thin filament diversity and physiological properties of fast and slow fiber
types in astronaut leg muscles.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):817-25.
(PI: D.A. Riley and R.H. Fitts)

Ray CA, Monahan KD.
Sympathetic vascular transduction is augmented in young normotensive blacks.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):651-6.
(PI: C.A. Ray)

Waters WW, Ziegler MG, Meck JV.
Postspaceflight orthostatic hypotension occurs mostly in women and is predicted
by low vascular resistance.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):586-94.
(PI: J.V. Meck)

Tang IH, Murakami DM, Fuller CA.
Unilateral optic nerve transection alters light response of suprachiasmatic
nucleus and intergeniculate leaflet.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):R569-77.
(PI: C.A. Fuller)

De Luca LA Jr, Xu Z, Schoorlemmer GH, Thunhorst RL, Beltz TG, Menani JV,
Johnson AK.
Water deprivation-induced sodium appetite: humoral and cardiovascular mediators
and immediate early genes.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):R552-9.
(PI: A.K. Johnson)

Qin JX, Shiota T, Lever HM, Kapadia SR, Sitges M, Rubin DN, Bauer F,
Greenberg NL, Agler DA, Drinko JK, Martin M, Tuzcu EM, Smedira NG, Lytle B,
Thomas JD.
Outcome of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy after
percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation and septal myectomy
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Dec;38(7):1994-2000.
(PI: J.D. Thomas)

Green LM, Murray DK, Tran DT, Nelson GA, Shah MM, Luben RA.
A spontaneously arising mutation in connexin32 with repeated passage of FRTL-5
cells coincides with increased growth rate and reduced thyroxine release.
J Mol Endocrinol. 2001 Oct;27(2):145-63.
(PI: G.A. Nelson)

Kosterev AA, Malinovsky AL, Tittel FK, Gmachl C, Capasso F, Sivco DL,
Baillargeon JN, Hutchinson AL, Cho AY.
Cavity ringdown spectroscopic detection of nitric oxide with a continuous-wave
quantum-cascade laser.
Appl Opt. 2001 Oct 20;40(30):5522-9.
(PI: F.K. Tittel)

Kuznetov OA, Brown CS, Levine HG, Piastuch WC, Sanwo-Lewandowski MM,
Hasenstein KH.
Composition and physical properties of starch in microgravity-grown plants.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):651-8.
(PIs: C.S. Brown, J.C. Sager and K.H. Hasenstein)

Fritzsch B, Maklad A, Bruce LL, Crapon de Caprona MD.
Development of the ear and of connections between the ear and the brain: is
there a role for gravity?
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):595-600.
(PI: B. Fritzsch)

Rogers NL, Szuba MP, Staab JP, Evans DL, Dinges DF.
Neuroimmunologic aspects of sleep and sleep loss.
Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry. 2001 Oct;6(4):295-307. Review.
(PI: D.F. Dinges)

Duffy JF, Czeisler CA.
Age-related change in the relationship between circadian period, circadian
phase, and diurnal preference in humans.
Neurosci Lett. 2002 Feb 1;318(3):117-20.

Blanc S, Geloen A, Normand S, Gharib C, Somody L.
Simulated weightlessness alters the nycthemeral distribution of energy
expenditure in rats.
J Exp Biol. 2001 Dec 1;204(Pt 23):4107-13.

Digby J, Firn RD.
Light modulation of the gravitropic set-point angle (GSA).
J Exp Bot. 2002 Feb;53(367):377-81.

Visnjic D, Kalajzic I, Gronowicz G, Aguila HL, Clark SH, Lichtler AC, Rowe
Conditional ablation of the osteoblast lineage in Col2.3 delta tk transgenic mice.
J Bone Miner Res. 2001 Dec;16(12):2222-31.

Chang H, Lai-Fook SJ, Domino KB, Schimmel C, Hildebrandt J, Robertson HT,
Glenny RW, Hlastala MP.
Spatial distribution of ventilation and perfusion in anesthetized dogs in
lateral postures.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):745-62.

Cowger NL, Benes E, Allen PL, Hammond TG.
Expression of renal cell protein markers is dependent on initial mechanical
culture conditions.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):691-700.

Bettinelli D, Kays C, Bailliart O, Capderou A, Techoueyres P, Lachaud JL,
Vaida P, Miserocchi G.
Effect of gravity on chest wall mechanics.
J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):709-16.

Deschenes MR, Giles JA, McCoy RW, Volek JS, Gomez AL, Kraemer WJ.
Neural factors account for strength decrements observed after short-term muscle
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):R578-83.

Dirks A, Leeuwenburgh C.
Apoptosis in skeletal muscle with aging.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):R519-27.

Sharkey KM, Eastman CI.
Melatonin phase shifts human circadian rhythms in a placebo-controlled simulated
night-work study.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):R454-63.

Frenette J, St-Pierre M, Cote CH, Mylona E, Pizza FX.
Muscle impairment occurs rapidly and precedes inflammatory cell accumulation
after mechanical loading.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):R351-7.

Kimmerly DS, Shoemaker JK.
Hypovolemia and neurovascular control during orthostatic stress.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):H645-55.

Tada S, Tarbell JM.
Flow through internal elastic lamina affects shear stress on smooth muscle cells
(3D simulations).
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):H576-84.

Duffy JF, Zeitzer JM, Rimmer DW, Klerman EB, Dijk DJ, Czeisler CA.
Peak of circadian melatonin rhythm occurs later within the sleep of older
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Feb;282(2):E297-303.

Space life sciences: living organisms, biological processes and the limits of
life. Proceedings of the F1.4, F4.5 and F3.2-F3.3 symposia of COSPAR Scientific
Commission F which were held during the Thirty-third COSPAR Scientific Assembly,
Warsaw, Poland, July, 2000.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):527-726.

Mashinsky AL.
Influence of different natural physical fields on biological processes.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):621-8.

Nechitailo G, Gordeev A.
Effect of artificial electric fields on plants grown under microgravity
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):629-31.

Gorgolewski S, Rozej B.
Evidence for electrotropism in some plant species.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):633-8.

Nechitailo GS, Mashinsky AL, Kuznetsov AA, Chikov VM, Kuznetsov OA.
Influence of nonuniform magnetic fields on orientation of plant seedlings in
microgravity conditions.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):639-43.

Belyavskaya NA.
Ultrastructure and calcium balance in meristem cells of pea roots exposed to
extremely low magnetic fields.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):645-50.

Kitaya Y, Kawai M, Tsuruyama J, Takahashi H, Tani A, Goto E, Saito T, Kiyota
The effect of gravity on surface temperature and net photosynthetic rate of
plant leaves.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):659-64.

Laurinavicius R, Svegzdiene D, Rakleviciene D, Kenstaviciene P.
Ontogeny of plants under various gravity condition.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):601-6.

Sebastian C, Horn E.
Features of vestibuloocular reflex modulations induced by altered gravitational
forces in tadpoles (Xenopus laevis).
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):579-88.

Gualandris-Parisot L, Husson D, Foulquier F, Kan P, Davet J, Aimar C,
Dournon C, Duprat AM.
Pleurodeles waltl, amphibian, Urodele, is a suitable biological model for
embryological and physiological space experiments on a vertebrate.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):569-78.

Ohnishi T, Takahashi A, Ohnishi K, Takahashi S, Masukawa M, Sekikawa K,
Amano T, Nakano T, Nagaoka S.
Alkylating agent (MNU)-induced mutation in space environment.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):563-8.

Takhashi A, Ohnishi K, Takahashi S, Masukawa M, Sekikawa K, Amano T, Nakano
T, Nagaoka S, Ohnishi T.
The effects of microgravity on induced mutation in Escherichia coli and
Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):555-61.

Takahashi A, Ohnishi K, Takahashi S, Masukwa M, Sekikawa K, Amano T, Nakano
T, Nagaoka S, Ohnishi T.
Differentiation of Dictyostelium discoideum vegetative cells into spores during
Earth orbit in space.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):549-53.

Tabony J, Pochon N, Papaseit C.
Microtubule self-organisation depends upon gravity.
Adv Space Res. 2001;28(4):529-35.

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