Status Report

Spaceline/NASA Space Life Science Current Awareness – 10 August 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
August 10, 2001
Filed under , ,

Palmer PT, Limero TF.
Mass spectrometry in the U.S. space program: past, present, and future.
J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2001 Jun;12(6):656-75.
(PI: P.T. Palmer)

Blasiak J, Mulcahy DL, Musgrave M.
Oxytropism: a new twist in pollen tube orientation.
Planta. 2001 Jun;213(2):318-22.
(PI: M.E. Musgrave)

Musgrave ME.
Realizing the potential of rapid-cycling Brassica as a model system for use in plant
biology research.
J Plant Growth Regul. 2000 Sep;19(3):314-25.
(PI: M.E. Musgrave)

Chatterjee A, Roux SJ.
Ceratopteris richardii: a productive model for revealing secrets of signaling and
J Plant Growth Regul. 2000 Sep;19(3):284-9.
(PIs: A. Chatterjee, Graduate Student Research Project; advisor: S.J. Roux; S.J. Roux)

Stamatas GN, McIntire LV.
Rapid flow-induced responses in endothelial cells.
Biotechnol Prog. 2001 May-Jun;17(3):383-402.
(PI: L.V. McIntire, NSCORT in Gravitational Biology)
Note (from the abstract): “A pedagogical model based on tensegrity theory principles is presented that is consistent with the results on the 3D endothelial morphology”.

Gonschorek AS, Lu LL, Halliwill JR, Beightol LA, Taylor JA, Painter JA,
Warzel H, Eckberg DL.
Influence of respiratory motor neurone activity on human autonomic and
haemodynamic rhythms.
Clin Physiol. 2001 May;21(3):323-34.
(PI: D.L. Eckberg)

Ortiz RM.
Osmoregulation in marine mammals.
J Exp Biol. 2001 Jun;204(Pt 11):1831-44.
(PI: R.M. Ortiz, Graduate Student Research Project; advisor: C.E. Wade)

Van Dongen HP, Ruf T, Olofsen E, VanHartevelt JH, Kruyt EW.
Analysis of problematic time series with the Lomb-Scargle method, a reply to
“Emphasizing difficulties in the detection of rhythms with Lomb-Scargle
Biol Rhythm Res. 2001 Jul;32(3):347-54.
(PI: H.P. Van Dongen)

Baselli G, Legnani G, Franco P, Brognoli F, Marras A, Quaranta F, Zappa B.
Assessment of inertial and gravitational inputs to the vestibular system.
J Biomech. 2001 Jun;34(6):821-6.

Granet C, Boutahar N, Vico L, Alexandre C, Lafage-Proust MH.
MAPK and SRC-kinases control EGR-1 and NF-kappa B inductions by changes in
mechanical environment in osteoblasts.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Jun 15;284(3):622-31.

Draper MH, Viire ES, Furness TA, Gawron VJ.
Effects of image scale and system time delay on simulator sickness within
head-coupled virtual environments.
Hum Factors. 2001 Spring;43(1):129-46.

Morley P, Whitfield JF, Willick GE.
Parathyroid hormone: an anabolic treatment for osteoporosis.
Curr Pharm Des. 2001 May;7(8):671-87. Review.
Note: The use of parathyroid hormones to restore bone loss in immobilized patients or following prolonged space flight is mentioned.

Yang CM, Spielman AJ, D’Ambrosio P, Serizawa S, Nunes J, Birnbaum J.
A single dose of melatonin prevents the phase delay associated with a delayed
weekend sleep pattern.
Sleep. 2001 May 1;24(3):272-81.

Varol T.
[The effect of gravity on the living organisms.]
Sendrom. 2000 Nov;12(11):90-5. Turkish.

Guezennec CY, Louisy F, Portier H, Laude D, Chapuis B, Plesant J.
Effects of aerobatics flight on oxygen consumption and heart rate control:
influence on autonomic cardiovascular regulation during recovery.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2001 Jun;84(6):562-8.

Wu H, Durante M, Lucas JN.
Relationship between radiation-induced aberrations in individual chromosomes and
their DNA content: effects of interaction distance.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2001 Jul;77(7):781-6.

Ueda K, Aoyama Y, Sasaka-Kitamura F, Kawai Y.
Contractile responses of the basilar artery isolated from rabbits exposed to
8-day head-down tilt.
Jpn J Physiol. 2001 Apr;51(2):209-15.

Gentaz E, Luyat M, Cian C, Hatwell Y, Barraud PA, Raphel C.
The reproduction of vertical and oblique orientations in the visual, haptic, and
somato-vestibular systems.
Q J Exp Psychol A. 2001 May;54(2):513-26.

Murakami M, Minamihisamatsu M, Sato K, Hayata I.
Structural analysis of heavy ion radiation-induced chromosome aberrations by
atomic force microscopy.
J Biochem Biophys Methods. 2001 May 28;48(3):293-301.

Stokroos I, Litinetsky L, van der Want JJ, Ishay JS.
Magnetic minerals. Keystone-like crystals in cells of hornet combs.
Nature. 2001 Jun 7;411(6838):654.
NOTE: Crystals attached to the brood-rearing cells inside the nest combs of the hornet Vespa orientalis may help the hornets assess the direction of gravity, as well as the symmetry and balance of the cells, while they are building the comb.

SpaceRef staff editor.