Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #638 – 6 March 2015

By SpaceRef Editor
March 6, 2015
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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Lau AG, Kindig MW, Salzar RS, Kent RW.

Micromechanical modeling of calcifying human costal cartilage using the generalized method of cells.

Acta Biomater. 2015 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: A.G. Lau, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Journal Impact Factor: 5.684

Funding: “The preparation of this manuscript was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute: PF03003 through NASA NCC 9-58.”



Pietrofesa RA, Solomides CC, Christofidou-Solomidou M.

Flaxseed mitigates acute oxidative lung damage in a mouse model of repeated radiation and hyperoxia exposure associated with space exploration.

J Pulm Respir Med. 2014;4(6).

PI: M. Christofidou-Solomidou

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal.

Funding: “This work was funded in part by: By the NASA Human Research Program through a NASA-NIH Interagency Agreement for supplemental award to NIH and by NASA award #NNX12AK19G (MCS), NCI 5R01C 133470 (MCS), NIH-RC1AI081251 (MCS), 1R03CA180548 (MCS) and by pilot project support from 1P30 ES013508-02 awarded to MCS (its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIEHS, NIH).”



Keszenman DJ, Kolodiuk L, Baulch JE.

DNA damage in cells exhibiting radiation-induced genomic instability.

PI: J.E. Baulch

Journal Impact Factor: 3.497

Funding: “This work was supported by NASA Grants NNX13AK69G and NNX13AK70G to J.E.B. A portion of this article has been authored by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under contract DE-AC02-98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy and was funded by BNL LDRD 12-012 (Deborah Keszenman/Paul F. Wilson).”



Badavi FF, Walker SA, Santos Koos LM.

Evaluation of the new radiation belt AE9/AP9/SPM model for a cislunar mission.

Acta Astronaut. 2014;102:156-68.

PI: C. Sandridge

Journal Impact Factor: 0.816

Funding: “This work was supported by the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) under the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, and partially by the NASA Grants NNX12AN58A and NNX09AR20A.”



Badavi FF.

Validation of the new trapped environment AE9/AP9/SPM at low Earth orbit.

Adv Space Res. 2014;54(6):917-28.

PI: C. Sandridge

Journal Impact Factor: 1.238

Funding: “This work was partially supported by the NASA Grant NNX12AN58A.”



Koppelmans V, Hirsiger S, Mérillat S, Jäncke L, Seidler RD.

Cerebellar gray and white matter volume and their relation with age and manual motor performance in healthy older adults.

Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

PIs: R.D. Seidler; V. Koppelmans, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Journal Impact Factor: 6.924

Funding: “Contract grant sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (to R.D.S.); Contract grant number: NNX11AR02G; Contract grant sponsor: National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI); Contract grant number: NCC 9–58 (to R.D.S.); NSBRI PF04101 (to V.K.); Contract grant sponsor: Velux-Stiftung (project No. 369) (to L.J.); Contract grant sponsor: University Research Priority Program (URPP) “Dynamics of Healthy Aging” of the University of Zurich.”



Goel N, Basner M, Dinges DF.

Phenotyping of neurobehavioral vulnerability to circadian phase during sleep loss.

Methods Enzymol. 2015;552:285-308. Epub 2014 Dec 26.

PIs: N. Goel, M. Basner, D.F. Dinges

Journal Impact Factor: 2.194

Funding: “Preparation of this manuscript was supported by ONR N00014-11-1-0361 (N. G.), NASA NNX14AN49G (N. G.), NIH MH102310 (N.G.), NASA National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58 (M. B., D. F. D.), and NIH NR004281 (D. F. D.).”



Harm DL, Reschke M, Wood SJ.

Spatial orientation and motion perception in microgravity.

In: Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research. Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015. p. 912-929.

Note: Flight missions are not identified.

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable to this publication.

Funding: No funding cited. M. Reschke is at NASA Johnson Space Center.



Other papers of interest:



Strzalkowski ND, Lowrey CR, Perry SD, Williams DR, Wood SJ, Bent LR.

Selective weighting of cutaneous receptor feedback and associated balance impairments following short duration space flight.

Neurosci Lett. 2015 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: STS results.



Zhang C, Li L, Chen J, Wang J.

Behavior of stem cells under outer-space microgravity and ground-based microgravity simulation.

Cell Biol Int. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Spaceflight results are from ISS, Cosmos-2044, and STS missions. Microgravity simulation methods used were 3D-clinostat and a rotating wall vessel bioreactor.



Shtemberg AS.

[The problems of experimental investigation of spaceflight factors combined influence on animals organism functions].

Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2014 Oct;100(10):1152-68. Russian.

Note: Flight missions are not identified.



White O.

The brain adjusts grip forces differently according to gravity and inertia: A parabolic flight experiment.

Front Integr Neurosci. 2015 Feb 11;9:7.

Note: Parabolic flight. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Ranjbaran M, Galiana HL.

Hybrid model of the context dependent vestibulo-ocular reflex: Implications for vergence-version interactions.

Front Comput Neurosci. 2015 Feb 9;9:6.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Rudimov EG, Buravkov SV, Andreeva EP, Buravkova LB.

Effect of proinflammatory activation on F-actin distribution in cultured human endothelial cells under conditions of experimental microgravity.

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2015 Feb;158(4):573-80. Epub 2015 Feb 24.

Note: A Random Positioning Machine was used.



Goswami N, Kavcic V, Marusic U, Simunic B, Rossler A, Hinghofer-Szalkay H, Pisot R.

Effect of computerized cognitive training with virtual spatial navigation task during bed rest immobilization and recovery on vascular function: A pilot study.

Clin Interv Aging. 2015 Feb 10;10:453-9.

Note: Bed rest study. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Xu PT, Song Z, Zhang WC, Jiao B, Yu ZB.

Impaired translocation of GLUT4 results in insulin resistance of atrophic soleus muscle.

Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:291987. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Note: Hindlimb unloading was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Tyapkina OV, Nurullin LF, Petrov KA, Volkov EM.

[Influence of modeling of gravitational unloading on the postsynaptic acetylcholine receptor organization and acetylcholinesterase activity in neuromuscular synapses of rat fast and slow muscles].

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.



Baltina TV, Kuznetsov MV, Yeremeev AA, Baltin ME.

[Effect of vibratory stimulation of foot support areas in rats on the functional state of leg muscles and the content of N2A titin isoforms in gravity relief].

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.



Cunha MP, Pazini FL, Rosa JM, Ramos-Hryb AB, Oliveira Á, Kaster MP, Rodrigues AL.

Creatine, similarly to ketamine, affords antidepressant-like effects in the tail suspension test via adenosine A1 and A2A receptor activation.

Purinergic Signal. 2015 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.



Tokuyama Y, Furusawa Y, Ide H, Yasui A, Terato H.

Role of isolated and clustered DNA damage and the post-irradiating repair process in the effects of heavy ion beam irradiation.

J Radiat Res. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Vlasenko TS, Bulavin LA, Sysoev VM.

[The heavy ion irradiation influence on the thermodynamic parameters of liquids in human body].



Giraudet L, St-Louis ME, Scannella S, Causse M.

P300 event-related potential as an indicator of inattentional deafness?

PLoS One. 2015 Feb 25;10(2):e0118556.

Note: From the Conclusion: “The major contribution of this study lies in the co-occurrence of inattentional deafness during an aviation task and alterations of the P300 (P3b) ERP, a component associated with the voluntary orientation of attention.” This article may be obtained online without charge.



Balint TS, Hall A.

Humanly space objects—Perception and connection with the observer.

Acta Astronaut. 2015;110:129-44.



Zheng Z, Zou J, Li H, Xue S, Wang Y, Le J.

Microrheological insights into the dynamics of amyloplasts in root gravity-sensing cells.

Mol Plant. 2015 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: A rotatable stage was used to orient columella cells of Arabidopsis wild-type plants.



de Nooij JC, Simon CM, Simon A, Doobar S, Steel KP, Banks RW, Mentis GZ, Bewick GS, Jessell TM.

The PDZ-domain protein Whirlin facilitates mechanosensory signaling in mammalian proprioceptors.

J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 18;35(7):3073-84.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Das T, Safferling K, Rausch S, Grabe N, Boehm H, Spatz JP.

A molecular mechanotransduction pathway regulates collective migration of epithelial cells.

Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Mar;17(3):276-87. Epub 2015 Feb 23.


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