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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 21 October 2011 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

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October 21, 2011
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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 21 October 2011 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

Papers deriving from NASA support:

Holguin N, Uzer G, Chiang FP, Rubin CT, Judex S.
Brief daily exposure to low intensity vibration mitigates the degradation of the intervertebral disc in a frequency-specific manner.
J Appl Physiol. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
(PIs: S. Judex; N. Holguin, NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship)

Liang MT, Navidi M, Cleek TM, Arnaud SB.
Dietary salt, bone strength, and mineral content in unloaded rat femurs.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Oct;82(10):941-5.
(PI: S.B. Arnaud)

Chowdhury P, Soulsby ME, Jayroe J, Akel NS, Gaddy D, Dobretsov M.
Pressure hyperalgesia in hind limb suspended rats.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Oct;82(10):988-91.

Lawler JM, Kwak HB, Kim JH, Lee Y, Hord JM, Martinez DA.
Biphasic stress response in the soleus during reloading following hindlimb unloading.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: H.B. Kwak, American Physiological Society Gravitational Physiology Award/NSBRI-sponsored)

Rithidech KN, Udomtanakunchai C, Honikel LM, Whorton EB.
No evidence for the in vivo induction of genomic instability by low doses of 137Cs gamma rays in bone marrow cells of BALB/cJ and C57BL/6J mice.
Dose Response. 2011 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: K.N. Rithidech)
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge. If this link goes to the Table of Contents, click on the citation; if this goes to a general information page, go back to the TOC and reclick the citation link. Then access the pdf.

York JM, Blevins NA, Meling DD, Peterlin MB, Gridley DS, Cengel KA, Freund GG.
The biobehavioral and neuroimmune impact of low-dose ionizing radiation.
Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: A. Kennedy/K.A. Cengel/G.G. Freund/Center of Acute Radiation Research)

Rizvi A, Pecaut MJ, Gridley DS.
Low-dose gamma-rays and simulated solar particle event protons modify splenocyte gene and cytokine expression patterns.
J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2011 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: D.S. Gridley)
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Adamczyk AM, Norbury JW.
Electromagnetic dissociation cross sections using Weisskopf-Ewing theory.
Nucl Technol. 2011 Jul;175(1):216-27.
(PI: J.W. Norbury)
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge via the NASA Technical Reports Server:…

Basner M, Mollicone D, Dinges DF.
Validity and sensitivity of a brief psychomotor vigilance test (PVT-B) to total and partial sleep deprivation.
Acta Astronaut. 2011 Dec;69(11-12):949-59.
(PI: D.F. Dinges)

Goel N.
Genetics of sleep timing, duration, and homeostasis in humans.
Sleep Med Clin. 2011 Jun;6(2):171-82.
(PI: D.F. Dinges)

Calle CI, Buhler CR, Johansen MR, Hogue MD, Snyder SJ.
Active dust control and mitigation technology for lunar and Martian exploration.
Acta Astronaut. 2011 Dec;69(11-12):1082-8.

Hunter GW, Xu JC, Biaggi-Labiosa AM, Laskowski D, Dutta PK, Mondal SP, Ward BJ, Makel DB, Liu CC, Chang CW, Dweik RA.
Smart sensor systems for human health breath monitoring applications.
J Breath Res. 2011 Sep;5(3):037111. Epub 2011 Sep 6.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Cui H, Hao Y, Kovtun M, Stolc V, Deng XW, Sakakibara H, Kojima M.
Genomewide direct target analysis reveals a role for SHORT-ROOT in root vascular patterning through cytokinin homeostasis.
Plant Physiol. 2011 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: V. Stolc)
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Millar KD, Johnson CM, Edelmann RE, Kiss JZ.
An endogenous growth pattern of roots is revealed in seedlings grown in microgravity.
Astrobiology. 2011 Oct;11(8):787-97. Epub 2011 Oct 4.
(PI: J.Z. Kiss)
NOTE: STS-131 results. This article is featured on the cover of the journal:

Paul AL, Manak MS, Mayfield JD, Reyes MF, Gurley WB, Ferl RJ.
Parabolic flight induces changes in gene expression patterns in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Astrobiology. 2011 Oct;11(8):743-58. Epub 2011 Oct 4.
(PIs: A.L. Paul, R.J. Ferl)
NOTE: Parabolic flight results.

Other papers of interest:

Baevsky RM, Chernikova AG, Funtova II, Tank J.
Assessment of individual adaptation to microgravity during long term space flight based on stepwise discriminant analysis of heart rate variability parameters.
Acta Astronaut. 2011 Dec;69(11-12):1148-52.
NOTE: ISS results.

Zhao X, Wang Y, Zhou R, Wang L, Tan C.
The influence on individual working memory during 15 days 6* head-down bed rest.
Acta Astronaut. 2011 Dec;69(11-12):969-74.
NOTE: Bed rest study.

Mischel NA, Mueller PJ.
(In)activity dependent alterations in resting and reflex control of splanchnic sympathetic nerve activity.
J Appl Physiol. 2011 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Serrao M, Spaich EG, Andersen OK.
Modulating effects of bodyweight unloading on the lower limb nociceptive withdrawal reflex during symmetrical stance.
Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Abdreshov SN, Bulekbaeva LE, Demchenko GA.
[Contractile activity of pectoral channel and lymph nodes in rats under antiorthostatic influences]
Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2011 May;97(5):509-14. Russian.

Tsai ML, Horng CT, Liu CC, Shieh P, Hung CL, Lu DW, Chiang SY, Wu YC, Chiou WY.
Ocular responses and visual performance after emergent acceleration stress.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Caspersen C, Stensrud T, Thorsen E.
Bronchial nitric oxide flux and alveolar nitric oxide concentration after exposure to hyperoxia.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Oct;82(10):946-50.

Nagatomo F, Fujino H, Kondo H, Suzuki H, Kouzaki M, Takeda I, Ishihara A.
PGC-1 and FOXO1 mRNA levels and fiber characteristics of the soleus and plantaris muscles in rats after hindlimb unloading.
Histol Histopathol. 2011 Dec;26(12):1545-53.

Pierno S, Liantonio A, Camerino GM, De Bellis M, Cannone M, Gramegna G, Scaramuzzi A, Simonetti S, Nicchia GP, Basco D, Svelto M, Desaphy JF, Camerino DC.
Potential benefits of taurine in the prevention of skeletal muscle impairment induced by disuse in the hindlimb-unloaded rat.
Amino Acids. 2011 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Fujita R, Tanaka Y, Saihara Y, Yamakita M, Ando D, Koyama K.
Effect of molecular hydrogen saturated alkaline electrolyzed water on disuse muscle atrophy in gastrocnemius muscle.
J Physiol Anthropol. 2011;30(5):195-201.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Koriak IuA.
[Functional characteristics of human neuro-muscular system and their changes as a result of mechanical unloading of different duration]
Fiziol Zh. 2011;57(2):76-89. Russian.

Zhao XH, Fan XL, Song XA, Shi L.
[Effects of 100 Hz sinusodial vibration on H reflex and M wave in rat soleus muscle following immobilization]
Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2011 Sep;40(5):545-9. Chinese.

Kipp K, Johnson ST, Hoffman MA.
Spectral properties of H-reflex recordings after an acute bout of whole-body vibration.
J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Klarner A, v Stengel S, Kemmler W, Kladny B, Kalender W.
[Effects of two different types of whole body vibration on neuromuscular performance and body composition in postmenopausal women]
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Oct;136(42):2133-9. Epub 2011 Oct 11. German.

Belav DL, Armbrecht G, Felsenberg D.
Incomplete recovery of lumbar intervertebral discs 2-years after 60-days bed-rest.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Second Berlin Bed Rest Study.

Dvorak-Ewell MM, Chen TH, Liang N, Garvey C, Liu B, Tu C, Chang W, Bikle DD, Shoback DM.
Osteoblast extracellular Ca(2+) -sensing receptor regulates bone development, mineralization and turnover.
J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Okada A, Ichikawa J, Tozawa K.
[Urolithiasis and calcium metabolism. Kidney stone formation during space flight and long-term bed rest]
Clin Calcium. 2011 Oct;21(10):1505-10. Japanese.
NOTE: This article and 13 other articles are part of an issue on the topic of urolithiasis and calcium metabolism. The citations can be viewed by entering the journal title abbreviation clin calcium [ta] in PubMed. Journal site:

Benalla M, Cardoso L, Cowin SC.
Analytical basis for the determination of the lacunar-canalicular permeability of bone using cyclic loading.
Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2011 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]

PourArsalan M, Townsend LW, Schwadron NA, Kozarev K, Dayeh MA, Desai MI.
Estimates of radiation exposures for human crews in deep space from the January 15, 2005, solar energetic particle event using the Earth-Moon-Mars Radiation Environment Module.
Nucl Technol. 2011 Jul;175(1):202-9.

Alloni D, Campa A, Friedland W, Mariotti L, Ottolenghi A.
Track structure, radiation quality and initial radiobiological events: Considerations based on the PARTRAC code experience.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Champion C, Galassi ME, Lekadir H, Incerti S, Fojon OA, Rivarola RD, Hanssen J.
Theoretical ionization and capture cross sections for DNA nucleobases impacted by light ions.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Scotto Di Cesare C, Bringoux L, Bourdin C, Sarlegna FR, Mestre DR.
Spatial localization investigated by continuous pointing during visual and gravitoinertial changes.
Exp Brain Res. 2011 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Bouak F, Kline J, Cheung B.
Tactile cueing in detecting and controlling pitch and roll motion.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Oct;82(10):951-8.

Cian C, Ohlmann T, Ceyte H, Gresty MA, Golding JF.
Off vertical axis rotation motion sickness and field dependence.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Oct;82(10):959-63.

Zaidel A, Turner AH, Angelaki DE.
Multisensory calibration is independent of cue reliability.
J Neurosci. 2011 Sep 28;31(39):13949-62.

Ferre ER, Bottini G, Haggard P.
Vestibular modulation of somatosensory perception.
Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Oct;34(8):1337-44. Epub 2011 Oct 6.

Uchino Y, Kushiro K.
Differences between otolith- and semicircular canal-activated neural circuitry in the vestibular system.
Neurosci Res. 2011 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Matheron E, Kapoula Z.
Face piercing (body art): Choosing pleasure vs. possible pain and posture instability.
Front Physiol. 2011;2:64. Epub 2011 Sep 21.
NOTE: Ammunition for parents? This article may be obtained online without charge.

Van Dongen HP, Belenky G, Krueger JM.
A local, bottom-up perspective on sleep deprivation and neurobehavioral performance.
Curr Top Med Chem. 2011 Sep;11(19):2414-22.
NOTE: This article and the following article are in an issue on the topic “Local use-dependent sleep.” Table of Contents:…

Muto V, Mascetti L, Matarazzo L, Kusse C, Foret A, Shaffii-Le Bourdiec A, Vandewalle G, Dijk DJ, Maquet P.
Reciprocal interactions between wakefulness and sleep influence global and regional brain activity.
Curr Top Med Chem. 2011 Sep;11(19):2403-13.

Straub TM, Bartholomew RA, Valdez CO, Valentine NB, Dohnalkova A, Ozanich RM, Bruckner-Lea CJ, Call DR.
Human norovirus infection of Caco-2 cells grown as a three-dimensional tissue structure.
J Water Health. 2011 Jun;9(2):225-40.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.

Yu B, Yu D, Cao L, Zhao X, Long T, Liu G, Tang T, Zhu Z.
Simulated microgravity using a rotary cell culture system promotes chondrogenesis of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells via the p38 MAPK pathway.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Oct 22;414(2):412-8.

Li Jr P, Ma Jr YC, Shen Sr HL, Han Jr H, Wang Sr J, Cheng Jr HJ, Wang Sr CF, Xia Sr YY.
Cytoskeletal reorganization mediates fluid shear stress-induced ERK5 activation in osteoblastic cells.
Cell Biol Int. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Ushakov IB, Polyakov AV, Usov VM.
[The cascade scheme as a methodical platform for analysis of health risks in space flight and partially and fully analog conditions]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):3-10. Russian.

Oganov VS, Skripnikova IA, Novikov VE, Bakulin AV, Kabitskaya OE, Murashko LM.
[Characteristics of local human skeleton reactions to microgravity and drug treatment of osteoporosis in clinic]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):16-21. Russian.
NOTE: Mir and ISS results.

Bondarenko VA, Mitrikas VG, Tsetlin VV.
[Spatial distribution of local absorbed doses inside the Russian segment of the International Space Station]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):22-7. Russian.
NOTE: ISS results.

Markin AA, Zhuravleva OA, Morukov BV, Zabolotskaya IV, Vostrikova LV, Kuzhichkin DS.
[Metabolic effects of physical countermeasures against deficient weight-bearing in an experiment with 7-day immersion]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):28-34. Russian.

Baranov VM, Popova YuA, Kovalev AS, Baranov MV.
[Change in sensitivity of the central respiration mechanism in the 21-hour bedrest conditions]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):35-8. Russian.
NOTE: Bed rest study.

Gershovich PM, Gershovich YuG, Burakova LB.
[Expression of cytoskeleton genes in culture of human mesenchymal stromal cells in different periods of simulating the effects of microgravity]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):39-41. Russian.
NOTE: Used Random Positioning Machine to simulate microgravity.

Bukhtiyarov IV, Chistov SD.
[Effect of 24-hour sleep deprivation on the oculomotor reactions of human operator]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):42-6. Russian.

Nikolaev VP, Sokolov GM, Komarevtsev VN.
[Theoretical analysis of recompression-based therapies of decompression illness]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;45(4):47-54. Russian.

Ushakov IB, Vasin MV.
[Radiation protectors within the radiation safety system for extended duration exploration missions]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):3-12. Russian.

Gegenava AV.
[Real-time microbiological diagnostics of the human integument in space flight using the method of chromatography-mass spectrometry detection]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):12-7. Russian.
NOTE: ISS results.

Ponomarev SA, Rykova MP, Antropova EN, Berendeeva TA, Morukov BV.
[Congenital human immunity during 5-day dry immersion]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):17-23. Russian.

Nichiporuk IA, Vasilieva GYu, Rykova MP, Morukov BV.
[Dynamics of blood concentration of neurospecific proteins and risk of neuropathy
development in the conditions of 105-day confinement]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):24-9. Russian.

Bogatova RI, Gvozdev SM, Salnitsky VP, Kutina IV, Sadovnikova ND, Artyukhova AE, Liventsova AA, Tyatykh IV.
[Investigation of the threshold characteristics of visual information perception by operator controlling the illumination parameters in the 105-day experiment in isolation]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):30-4. Russian.

Bukhtiyarov IV, Chistov SD, Ponomarenko KV, Rybachenko TA.
[Interocular asymmetry of nystagmus and motion sickness]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):34-9. Russian.

Romanova GA, Paltsyn AA, Shakova FM, Konstantinova NB, Baranov MV, Baranov VM.
[Structural and functional features of the rats’ prefrontal cortex following 14-day suspension]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):39-43. Russian.

Ilyin VK, Korshunov DV, Borodulin AI, Kaspransky RR, Khomenchuk AM, Guernet MV, Kaspransky RR, Firsov SYu.
[Testing of the gas vortex culture stirrer under conditions of short-term microgravity]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):60-3. Russian.
NOTE: Parabolic flight results.

Goncharov IB, Popova II.
[Simulation of emergency medical care to ISS crew members]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 May-Jun;45(3):66-8. Russian.

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