ASGSB NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING

November 12-16, 2003
Huntsville, AL

 PROGRAM

 

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WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2003
3:00 PM Registration opens
7:30 PM ASGSB Governing Board Meeting I
THURSDAY, November 13, 2003
7:30 Registration Opens
SYMPOSIUM I

The Cytoskeleton: Structure and Function During Spaceflight

8:30   AM Opening Remarks and Welcome,   Charles Fuller, ASGSB President & Dr. Frank Franz, President, UAH
8:45 to 12:30  (Thursday, Nov. 13, 2002)
 Moderator:   Millie Hughes-Fulford, Chair
TIME TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
8:45 The Cytoskeleton and Cell Cycle in Spaceflight. M. Hughes-Fulford, J. Hatton [1] 2
9:05 The Cytoskeleton in Space-Flown Cells:  An Overview M. Lewis [2] 2
9:15 Gravity Dependence of Microtubule Preparations J.Tabony [3] 2
10:00 BREAK
10:15 Complex Cytoskeletal Mechanisms Underlying Plant Gravity Sensing A. Sievers, M. Braun [4] 2
11:00 Effect of Gravity Changes on the Cytoskeleton in Human Lymphocytes M. Cogoli-Greuter [5] 3
11:45 Biopolymer Networks and  Cellular Mechanosensing

P. Janmey, P. Georges, O. Wagner, T. Yeung

 
[6] 3
12:30 LUNCH and COMMITTEE MEETINGS

CONCURRENT POSTERS I

Posters I-A.  Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

2:00 to 3:30 pm, (Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
A01 Effects of Very High CO2 Atmospheres on Photosystems I and II of Common Cyanobacteria S. Zimmerman, S. Sullivan, D. Thomas [7] 6
A03 Quantifying Boundary Layers to Understand Indirect Effects of Microgravity on Plants M. Zebuhr, O. Monje, and G. Stutt [8] 6
A05 The Effects of a Simulated Flight Environment on ADH/GFRP Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana R. Ocampo, A-L Paul, R. Ferl [9] 6
A07 Histochemical Data Collection of Transgene Expression using Arabidopsis thaliana Plants L. Bradford, A-L. Paul, R. Ferl [10] 6
A09 The Role of Phytochromes in the Phototropic and Gravitropic Responses of Arabidopsis Inflorescence Stems E. Lagedrost, M. Correll, J. Kiss [11] 7
A11 Effects of Low Temperature on the Survivability and Motility of Liquid Cultures of C. Elegans C. Butts, J. Jamison, J. Cohen, L. Dali, J. Tillman, P. Dumars, B. Girten [12] 7
A13 Diurnal Fluctuations of Water Quality Parameters and its Effect on Water Quality Parameters L. Alexander, M. Gimond [13] 7
A15 The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy for Astronauts’ Immunodeficiency in Space A. Roach, B. Kim, and S. Ohi [14] 7
A17 Clenbuterol’s Neuroprotective Effect on UV-C Exposed Human Retinal Cells A.W. von Deutsch, D.A. von Deutsch, I.K. Abukhalaf, D. Ellerson , K. Dutt, T.C. Chu, and S. Houston [15] 8
A19 Modeling Vestibular Effects of Artificial Gravity by Gondola Centrifugation in Mice T.M. Coffee, S.A. Gill, E.B. Wagner, M.J. Theis, S. Tsikata, I.M. Bernal, A.W. Bryan, D.M. Merfeld [16] 8
Posters I-B.  Graduate Student Poster Competition

2:00 to 3:30 pm, (Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
B01

Regulation of Rapid, Transient Gene Expression During Gravitropic Stimulation in Arabidopsis

M. Kimbrough, R. Salinas-Mondragon, C.S. Brown, H. Winter Sederoff [17] 10
B03 Development of a Plant Genetic Assessment and Control Device for Space Environments K.A. Findlay, TJ White, W.E. Winner, T.L. Lomax [18] 10
B05 Auxin Transport and Redistribution in the GPS Mutants of Arabidopsis V. Nadella, G. Muday and S. Wyatt [19] 10
B07 The Role of the F-Actin Cytoskeleton in Signal Transduction Mechanisms of Gravitropism in Arabidopsis Hypocotyls M. Palmieri and J. Kiss [20] 10
B09 Computational Modeling of Extracellular Mass Transport M.R. Benoit, D.M. Klaus, and E.S. Nelson [21] 11
B11 Molecular Diagnostics of Methanogens in a Mars Soil Simulant J.A. Lewter, A.L. Szalanski, T.A. Kral [22] 11
B13 Clinorotation Prevents Differentiation of Rat Myoblastic Cells in Association with Reduced IκB-Ubiquitination K. Hirasaka, L. Yuge, I. Ishihara, M. Kano, Y. Asanoma, A. Okubo, T. Miyashita, T. Ogawa, K. Kishi and T. Nikawa [23] 11
B15 The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy for Muscle Loss During Exploration of Space S. Ramsahai, B.C. Kim, A.N. Roach, D. Riley, and S. Ohi [24] 11
B17 MicroCT Analysis Demonstrates OPG Mitigates Loss of Spaceflight Osteopenia in Proximal Humerus of Mice J.R. Milstead, A.M. Miesse, P.J. Kostenuik, S. Morony, V.L. Ferguson, S.J. Simske, D.L. Lacey, T.A. Bateman [25] 12
B19 Effects of Hypergravity and Feed Intake on Mammary, Liver, and Adipose Metabolism in Prepartum Rats L. Lintault, R. Maple, E. Zakrzewska, T. Mulvey, L. Baer, A. Ronca, C. Wade, K. Plaut [26] 12
B21 Passive Stretch Inhibits Central Core-like Lesion Formation in Soleus Muscles of Anesthetized, Hindlimb Suspended Unloaded Rats D.V. Baewer, M. Hoffman, J.G. Romatowski, B.D. Curry, J.L.W. Bain, R.H. Fitts, and D.A. Riley [27] 12

CONCURRENT POSTERS II

Posters II-A.  Undergraduate Student Poster Competition (continued)

3:30 to 5:00 pm, (Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
A02 The Intersection Between the Red Light and Gravity Response Mechanism in Plant Shoots W. Sheppy, A. Mengucci, TJ White, K. Findlay, K. Oh, M. Ivanchenko, and T.L. Lomax [28] 14
A04 Growth of Mixed Salad Crops in a Typical ISS Environment J. O. Wilkinson and Neil C. Yorio [29] 14
A06 Effects of Ethanol on the Growth and Development of Radishes M.V. Liga, I. Eraso, and G.W. Stutte [30] 14
A08 Gene Expression of the RD29/GFP Biosensor and Several Native Genes in Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana Subjected to Abiotic Stress B.P. Hubbard, A-L. Paul, R.J. Ferl [31] 14
A10 Survivability and Mortality of C. elegans in Low Oxygen Concentrations J. A. Jamison,  S. Hing, J. Kwong, J. Cohen, C. Butts, L. Myles, B. Girten [32] 15
A12 The Use of Phage-Based Bioreporters in Determining Phage-Resistance C. Samplaski, K. Daumer [33] 15
A14 Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria from Chile’s Atacama Desert (A Potential Martian Analog) C. J. Spurlock, Shawn M. Zimmerman, Christopher P. McKay, and David J. Thomas [34] 15
A16 Effects of Inspiratory Impedance on Hemodynamic Responses to Orthostatic Hypotension J.M. Crissey, V.A. Convertino, D.A. Ratliff, A. Idris, K.G. Lurie [35] 15
A18 Spaceflight Induced Changes in Tibial Bone Formation in the Mouse M.L. Simons, R.E. Thacker, Y. Yuan, T.A. Bateman [36] 16
A20 Comparing  Florida Scrub Jay Demographics in  Different Landscapes T. Drury and G. Carter [37] 16
Posters II-B.  Graduate Student Poster Competition (continued)

3:30 to 5:00 pm, (Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
B02 Gene Expression Changes in Early Ceratopteris richardii Spore Development M.L. Salmi, S.C. Stout and S.J. Roux [38] 18
B04 Calcium  Signalling During Polarity Development in Ceratopteris richardii S.C. Stout, D.M. Porterfield and S.J. Roux [39] 18
B06 Expression  of Phytochrome Genes During Tropistic Curvature in Arabidopsis M.L. Molas, E. Fejes, F. Nagy, J.Z. Kiss [40] 18
B08 The Mars Gravity Biosatellite: Payload Engineering Design Efforts Through PDR T.R.F. Fulford-Jones, M. Alvira and J.E. Keesee [41] 18
B10 Surface Based Characterization of Gene Transcription Using Acoustic Wave Network Analysis C.N. Jayarajah and M. Thompson [42] 19
B12 Modeled Microgravity Alters Integrin Function During  Osteoblastogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells V.E. Meyers, M. Zayzafoon, S.R. Gonda, W.E. Gathings, J.M. McDonald [43] 19
B14 Influence of Hypergravity on the Postnatal Maturation of Rat Vestibular Utricles S. Gaboyard, C. Chabbert, J. Lehouelleur and A. Sans [44] 19
B16 Protein Expression Profiling of the Rat Antigravity Muscle During Hindlimb Unloading Y. Seo, J. Park, K. Park and I. Choi [45] 19
B18 Comparing Effects of Trabecular Bone Using Two Nerve Damage Disuse Models in Mice: Sciatic Nerve Crush and Sciatic Neurectomy A. M. Miesse, J. R. Milstead, T. A. Bateman [46] 20
B20 Mineral Characterization of Mouse Bone After Exposure to Micro-Gravity  Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy R.E. Thacker, Y. Yuan, T.A. Bateman [47] 20
Evening Events
5:00 Update from NASA Headquarters Terri Lomax    
7:00 RECEPTION at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
FRIDAY, November 14, 2003
SYMPOSIUM II

Gravitational Influence on Biomolecular Engineering Processes

8:30 to 12:30, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
Moderator:
David Klaus, Chair

TIME TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
8:30 Gravitational Influence on Biomolecular Engineering Processes D.M. Klaus [48] 22
9:05 The Triumph and Despair of Protein Crystallization in Space J. D. Ng and R. Giegé [49] 22
9:50 Vitamin D pathway mediates production of active forms of vitamin D during space flight and ground based simulations T.G. Hammond and P.L. Allen. T.T. Hammond [50] 22
10:35 BREAK
11:00 Tissue Engineered Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle:  Lessons Learned form Micropatterned Collagen and Microgravity L. Terracio, W. Yan, R. Price, M. Yost, G. Bolin, and D.G. Simpson [51] 22
11:45 Molecular Therapies for Disuse Osteoporosis T.A. Bateman [52] 23
12:30 LUNCH and COMMITTEE MEETINGS

CONCURRENT ORAL SESSIONS I and II

ORAL SESSION I

Cell Biology

2:00 to 4:00 PM, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
Moderator:
Paul Todd, Chair

TIME TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
2:00 Gravitational Vector Changes:  Alterations and Subsequent Adaptation in Cultured Nervous Cells B.M. Uva, M. Sturla, F. Ricci, G. Tagliafierro, F. Strollo and M.A. Masini [53] 26
2:15 Demonstration of On Line Cell Shape Changes Due To Gravity J.J.W.A. van Loon, M.C. van Laar, J.P. Korterik, F.B. Segerink, R.J. Wubbels, H.A.A. de Jong, N.F. Van Hulst [54] 26
2:30 Hypergravity Stimulates Osteoblast Proliferation Via Matrix – Integrin-Signaling Pathways W. Vercoutere, M. Parra, C. Roden, M. DaCosta, A. Wing, C. Damsky, E. Holton, N. Searby, R. Globus, E. Almeida [55] 26
2:45 Modeled Microgravity Induces Reactive Nitrogen and Oxygen Species (RNS and ROS) to Damage Cytoskeleton and Induce Apoptosis J. M. Jessup, M. Schmidt, S. Lin, R. Samara, L. Laguinge [56] 26
3:00 Decreased Production of Exotoxin A During Enhancing Growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Serum-Sapi Medium Supplemented with Norepinephrine T. Belay, H. Aviles, B. Pyle, G. Sonnenfeld [57] 27
3:15 Gene Array Analysis of 3-D Cell Aggregates of Monocultures and Co-cultures of Tumor-Derived Cells V. Chopra, E. V.Hannigan, B.A. Luxon, T.G. Wood, N.R. Pellis [58] 27
3:30 Differentiation of Human Endochondral Cartilage Cultured in the Hydrodynamic Focusing Bioreactor D. Montufar-Solis, J. Hecht and P.J. Duke [59] 27
3:45 Specific Gravity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Using Stokes Law J.P.Kizito, K.L. Barlow, E.S. Nelson, F.M.Donovan, N.D. Searby, D. Vandendriesche [60] 27

CONCURRENT ORAL SESSIONS I and II

ORAL SESSION II

Spaceflight Experiment Results

2:00 to 4:00 PM, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
Moderator: 
Karl Hasenstein, Chair

TIME TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
2:00 Magnetophoretic Induction of Curvature in Flax Roots – Results from STS-107 K.H. Hasenstein, O.A. Kuznetsov, P. Scherp, and Z. Ma [61] 30
2:15 Post-Accident Recovery of Hardware and Moss Cultures from STS-107 V. D. Kern, D.W. Reed, and F.D. Sack [62] 30
2:30 Evapotranspiration and Water Use of Plant Stands in Microgravity O. Monje and G.W. Stutte [63] 30
2:45 Spaceflight Effects on Cell Structure and Chlorophyll Content of Wheat G.W. Stutte, O. Monje. C. G. Simone and S. M. Anderson [64] 30
3:00 Performance of NASA’s Avian Development Facility During its First Space Shuttle Flight, December 2001 J.C. Vellinger, R. Ormsby, D.J. Kennedy, N.A. Thomas, L. A. Shulthise, M.A. Kurk, and G.W. Metz [65] 31
3:15 The Insect Habitat for the International Space Station N.D. Buckley and T.L. Parkes [66] 31
3:30 A New Concept of a Life Support System for Aquatic Animals Using the Miniaquarium TECHNIC M. Franz, S. Böser, N. Hiesgen, E. Horn, U. Kübler, S. Lämmlein, and A. Schwarzwälder [67] 31
3:45 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy as a Counter-Measure for Human Exploration of Deep Space S. Ohi, A-N. Roach, S. Ramsahai, B.C. Kim, W. Fitzgerald, D.A. Riley, S.R. Gonda [68] 31

CONCURRENT POSTERS III

Posters III-C.  Animal Development and Gravity Sensing

4:00 to 5:30 pm, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
C01 Fluorochrome Labeling Using Osmotic Minipumps B. Halloran, L Venton, G Evans, E Holton, E Hill, R Turner, T Wronski, D Bikle [69] 34
C03 Influence  of 2G Hypergravity on Embryonic Gene Expression L. Ma and P. McCaffery [70] 34
C05 Effects of Hypergravity (2-g) on Mammary, Liver and Adipose Tissues in Late Gestation Rats E. I. Zakrzewska, R. Maple, L. Lintault, A. Ronca, C. Wade, L. Baer, K. Coughlan, and K. Plaut [71] 34
C07 Released Xanthine Oxidase as a Contributing Source for Oxidative Stress D.A. von Deutsch, I.K. Abukhalaf, L.E. Wineski, R.R. Socci, A.W. von Deutsch, M.A. Bayorh, and N.A. Silvestrov [72] 34
C09 Functional Alterations of the Rat Soleus Muscle During Early Reloading After Hindlimb Suspension K. Lee, H. Lee and I. Choi [73] 35
C11 Factors Affecting Development Under Hyper-Gravity B. Ladd, K. Nguon , Victor A. Sulkowski and E.M. Sajdel-Sulkowska [74] 35
Posters III-D.  Cell Biology and Astrobiology

4:00 to 5:30 pm, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
D01 The Collection and Investigation of Arctic Extremophiles at an Analog Mars Simulation Station in the Arctic

P.H.U. Lee and C.S. McDaniel

[75] 38
D03 Relationship Between Cell Surface Integrin and Continuous ERK Activation During Osteoblast Differentiation D. Shiba, J-I. Gyotoku and M. Takaoki [76] 38
D05 RHO-GEF Gene Expression Responds to Gravity Vector Changing M. Seki, A. Higashibata, M. Imamizo-Sato, and N. Ishioka [77] 38
D07 Microgravity Affects Cluster Formation, Differentiation, and Cytoskeletal Organization of Rauscher Murine Erythro-Leukemia Cells K. Xu, K. V. Holubec, J. Love, T. J. Goodwin and A.J. Sytkowski [78] 38
D09 Antigenic Protein From RNALATERTM Treated Cell Cultures Grown on the International Space Station (ISS), Using the Cellular Biotechnology Operations Support System (CBOSS) J.E. Love, D.K. Hammond, T.F. Elliott, K. Holubec, T.L. Baker, P.L. Allen and T.G. Hammond [79] 39
Posters III-E.  Plant Growth, Development and Gravity Sensing

4:00 to 5:30 pm, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
E01 The Promotion of Gravitropism in Arabidopsis Roots Upon Actin Disruption is Coupled with Extended Alkalinization of the Columella Cytoplasm and a Persistent Asymmetric Auxin Gradient G. Hou, V.L. Kramer,,Y-S Wang, R. Chen , G. Perbal, S. Gilroy and E.B. Blancaflor [80] 42
E03 The Role of Phytochromes in Root Tropisms M.J. Correll, K.M. Coveney, S.V. Raines, and J.Z. Kiss [81] 42
E05 Modification of Growth and Gravitropic Response in Maize Roots by Retinoic Acid T.J. Mulkey [82] 42
E07 Lanthanum Uptake in Root Protoplasts and its Effects on Root Growth of Zea mays L. M. Liu and K. H. Hasenstein [83] 42
E09 Induction of Plant Curvature by Intracellular Vibrophoresis of Statoliths A.A. Kuznetsov, O.A. Kuznetsov [84] 43
E11 Touch and Gravity are Integrated Through a Ca2+-Calmodulin-Dependent System in the Arabidopsis Root Cap S.J. Swanson, Victoria L. Kramer and S. Gilroy [85] 43
E13 Developing Peanut Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Libraries K. Chengalrayan and M. Gallo-Meagher [86] 43
E15 Analysis of Brassica rapa Vegetative and Reproductive Material Produced on ISS A. Kuang, M.E. Musgrave, and R. Morrow [87] 43
Posters III-F.  Hardware and Spaceflight Experiment Development

4:00 to 5:30 pm, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
F01 NASA Life Sciences Data Archive – a Tool for Future Space Research D.C. Middleton, J.A. Havelka [88] 46
F03 FSB-1 Project SSBRP Incubator and Cell Culture Unit Experiments on the International Space Station K. Sato, K. Gibbs, P. Larenas, M. Kirven-Brooks, J. Rask, D. Santiago, and D. Reiss-Bubenheim [89] 46
F05 Biocompatibility Testing of the Space Station Biological Research Project Incubator M. Kirven-Brooks, Jacob Cohen, D. Reiss-Bubenheim, M. Conrad, J. Hale, A. Katterhagen, D. Ly, G.-S. Sun, J. Sunga, D. Yu and C. Wade [90] 46
F07 Development of Aquatic Habitat for Biological Research in Space W. Nishikawa, T. Ochiai, N. Ishioka, and T. Sakimura [91] 46
F09 Apparatus to Monitor and Control Volatile Organic Compounds Effect on Plant Growth and Development I. Eraso, G.W. Stutte and S.M. Anderson [92] 47
F11 Habitat Use of the Space Station Biological Research Project Centrifuge Rotor C. Elland, D. Reiss-Bubenheim, C.E. Wade [93] 47
Posters III-G.  Education

4:00 to 5:30 pm, (Friday, Nov. 14, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
G01 Space Biology Educational Outreach at the Elementary and Undergraduate Levels C.S. Brown, C.H. Thornton, E.D. Knight , K.H. Ellzey and T.C. Lanning [94] 50
G03 Portable Plant Growth Units as Educational Tools K.M. Stolp, M.C. Lee, R.C. Morrow, T.M. Crabb [95] 50
G05 Incorporating Astrobiology into the Middle School Curriculum J.S. Thibodeaux, and C.S. Brown [96] 50
Friday Evening, November 14, 2003
6:30 BANQUET/KEYNOTE SPEAKER/BUSINESS MEETING/AWARDS PRESENTATION
9:30 STUDENT MIXER
SATURDAY, November 15, 2003
6:30 Governing Board Meeting

CONCURRENT ORAL SESSION III and IV

ORAL SESSION III

Plant Biology

8:30 to 10:30, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
 Moderator:
  Chris Brown, Chair

TIME TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
8:30 Cloning of the Gravity Persistent Signal (GPS) Genes of Arabidopsis S.E. Wyatt [97] 52
8:45 The Role of Calcium/Calmodulin-Regulated CGCG Transcription Factors in Gravitropism B.W. Poovaiah,  T. Yang and J.J.W.A. van Loon [98] 52
9:00 An Examination of Long Term Motor Activity in Maize Root Gravitropism under Conditions of Constant Stimulus Input H. Ishikawa, E. Natori, and M.L. Evans [99] 52
9:15 Molecular Analyses of Gravity Response in Single Spore Cells of Ceratopteris richardii S.J. Roux, G.B. Clark, S.C. Stout, S. Archer-Evans [100] 52
9:30 Proton and Calcium Fluxes Surrounding Normal and ARG1 Arabidopsis Roots Before and After Gravi-Stimulation N.S. Allen, J.Xu, E. Johannes [101] 53
9:45 Phosphoinositide Signaling and Plant Gravitropism I.Y. Perera, C.Y. Hung, C. Randall and W. F. Boss [102] 53
10:00 Solid Phase Gene Extraction (SPGE): Repeated Sampling of Genes in a Single Cell P. Scherp and K.H. Hasenstein [103] 53
10:15 N-Acylethanolamines:  Lipid Mediators of Root Growth and Development E.B. Blancaflor and K.D. Chapman [104] 53
ORAL SESSION IV

Animal Development and Gravity Sensing

8:30 to 10:30, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
 Moderator:   
Emily Holton, Chair

TIME TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
8:30 Effects of Altered Integrin Signaling on the Response of Cancellous Bone to Hindlimb Unloading in Mice T.J. Wronski, U.T. Iwaniec, M.A. Bourgeois, M.C.H. van der Meulen, C.D. Damsky, and R.K. Globus [105] 56
8:45 Proteolytic Regulation of Troponin I During Cardiac Muscle Adaptation to Microgravity J.-P. Jin, J. Barbato, M. Bond, and M.M. Hossain [106] 56
9:00 Increased Levels of Catecholamines Correlate with Decreased Function of the Immune System in the Hindlimb-Unloading Rodent Model of Space Flight H. Aviles, T. Belay, M. Vance, and G. Sonnenfeld [107] 56
9:15 Expression of CalBindin in Sensory Cells of the Labyrinth in Tadpoles (Xenopus laevis) After a Space Flight and its Relation to the Extent of the Static Vestibuloocular Reflex E. Horn, D. Husson, C. Dournon, S. Böser, and L. Gualandris-Parisot [108] 56
9:30 Skeletal Muscle Gene Expression in Space-Flown Rats T. Nikawa, K. Ishidoh, K. Hirasaka, I. Ishihara, M. Ikemoto, M. Kano, E. Kominami, I. Nonaka, T. Ogawa, G. R. Adams, K. M. Baldwin, N. Yasui, K. Kishi and S. Takeda. [109] 57
9:45 Longterm Hindlimb Suspension (HLS) Causes Sterility in Male Rats J.S. Tash, M.J. Wulser, K. Denklefsen, S. McDonald [110] 57
10:00 Simulated-Microgravity Causes Changes in Heat Shock Protein Expression in Zebrafish Embryos S.J. Moorman [111] 57
10:15 Efficiency of Synaptic Transmission in Rat Hippocampus is Elevated by Hypergravity Y. Kumei, R. Shimokawa, K. Ohya, H. Shimokawa, J. Zeredo , R. Fujiyama, M. Kimoto and K. Toda [112] 57

CONCURRENT POSTERS IV

Poster IV-C.  Animal Development and Gravity Sensing, Space Physiology

10:30 to 12:00 noon, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
C02 Urinary 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Binding Activity Is Directly Correlated with Urinary Sodium of African-American Men During Head-Down Tilt Bed Rest S. Cephas, H.R. Scott, P.  Sayavongsa, M. Pasquali, E. Schwartz, R. Lapu-Bula, E. Ofili, and M. Thierry-Palmer [113] 60
C04 Otoconia Formation in Xenopus laevis Tadpoles in Microgravity is not Related to Behavioral and Physiological Modifications H. Membre, C. Dournon, S Böser, L. Gualandris-Parisot and E. Horn [114] 60
C06 Studies of Drosphila Mutants with Altered Gravitaxic Behavior R. P. Munjaal, M. J. Texada, J. D. Armstrong, K. Beckingham [115] 60
C08 Effects of 2X Gravity on Tissue Metabolism in Periparturient Rat Dams R. Maple, L. Lintault, E. Zakrzewska, G. Roberts, L. Baer, A. Ronca, C. Wade, and K. Plaut [116] 60
C10 Abnormal Developmental Effects in Rivulus marmoratus (Teleostei) Exposed to a Rotating Cell Culture System Environment During Embryonic Development K.S. Cole, A. Sundaresan, N. Pellis and S.M. Green [117] 61
C12 Linking Gene Expression Changes to Altered Behavior in Hypergravity for Drosophilia melanogaster S. Bhattacharya, M.E. Sanchez, T.F. Fahlen, R.S. Stowers [118] 61
C14 Effects of 2G on Expression of Neuropeptides Regulating Energy Balance B. Horwitz, L. Warren, J. Hamilton, & C. Fuller [119] 61
Poster IV-D.  Cell Biology and Astrobiology

10:30 to 12:00 noon, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
D02 Involvement of Lipid Rafts in Reduced Calcium Signaling in Model Microgravity L.A. Cubano, A. Rivera, H. Maldonado [120] 64
D04 Effects of Vibration on Antibiotic Resistance in E. coli M. A. Juergensmeyer, E.B. Juergensmeyer and Emily S. Nelson [121] 64
D06 Vector-Averaged Gravity Environment Affect on Expression Level of Rho and Rho Related Proteins A. Higashibata, M. Seki, M. Imamizo-Sato and N. Ishioka [122] 64
D08 Bacterial Growth under Simulated Microgravity Conditions P.W. Baker and L.G. Leff [123] 64
D10 Cytokine Production by Cell Cultures on the International Space Station (ISS) Using the Cellular Biotechnology Operations Support System (CBOSS) D.K. Hammond, T.F. Elliott, K. Holubec, T.L. Baker, P.L. Allen, T.G. Hammond, and J.E. Love [124] 65
Poster IV-E.  Plant Growth, Development and Gravity Sensing

10:30 to 12:00 noon, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
E02 Role of the Ethylene Biosynthesis Gene, 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid Synthase (ACS), in Regulating Stem Gravitropism M. A. Harrison and J. E. Porter [125] 68
E04 Mechanotransduction in the Arabidopsis Root Cap is Mediated via the Microtubule Cytoskeleton S. Gilroy, G.D. Massa, E.B. Blancaflor and S.J.Swanson [126] 68
E06 Magnetograviphoretic Studies of  Active Transport of Chara Statoliths O.A. Kuznetsov [127] 68
E08 Noise-Amplification of Plant Gravisensing Z. Ma and K. H. Hasenstein [128] 68
E10 The Transcriptional Network of Gravitropism in Arabidopsis Root Tips H. Winter Sederoff, J. M. Kimbrough, R. Salinas-Mondragon, and C.S. Brown [129] 69
E12 Cytological and Molecular Studies on Arabidopsis Seed Development under Normoxic and Hypoxic Conditions L. Zhao and C.D. Chase [130] 69
E14 Physical Characteristics of Brassica and Wheat Plants Grown on the International Space Station R.C. Morrow and K.M. Stolp [131] 69
Poster IV-F.  Hardware and Spaceflight Experiment Development

10:30 to 12:00 noon, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
F02 The Dutch SOYUZ Mission Rolf P. de Groot, Jack J.W.A. van Loon [132] 72
F04 Biocompatibility ot the SSBRP Incubator Using Yeast D.S. Yu, D. Ly, G.S. Sun, M. Conrad, M. Kirven-Brooks, D. Reiss-Bubenheim and J. Cohen [133] 72
F06 Hardware Capability to Support Biological Specimen in the Ground Test Facility of EMCS A. Kakavand, R. Bowman, M.Steele, M. Eodice [134] 72
F08 Optimizing LED Lighting Strategies for ALS-Related Crops G.D. Massa, J.A. Montgomery, J.M. Badger, G.T. Chiu and C.A. Mitchell [135] 72
F10 Plant Research Unit Capabilities and Current Design Concept J.C. Emmerich, M.C. Lee, R.C. Morrow, and T.M. Crabb [136] 73
Poster IV-G.  Education

10:30 to 12:00 noon, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
NOTE: Presenters are to be next to their posters the entire time.

POSTER # TITLE AUTHORS ABSTRACT # PAGE
G02 LEO Then Beyond: Interactive K-12 Lessons for the ISS Era M.E. Musgrave, B. Woolf and K. A. Bateman [137] 76
G04 Soda Bottle Winogradsky Columns as Astrobiology Experiments in High School and College David J. Thomas and Gayle Ross [138] 76
12:00 LUNCH
Scientific Symposium III

Astrobiology: Life in a Planetary Context

1:50 to 5:00 PM, (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003)
Moderator: 
Rosalind Grymes, Chair

1:50 pm The NASA Astrobiology Institute: Revealing Life In a Planetary Context R.A. Grymes [139] 78
2:30 pm Life in a Planetary Context:  Habitable Worlds in Our Solar System C.F. Chyba [140] 78
3:15 pm BREAK
3:30 pm Planet Formation A. P. Boss [141] 78
4:15 pm Life in a Planetary Context:  Life in Extreme and Extraterrestrial Environments L. Pratt [142] 78

 

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