Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #640 – 20 March 2015

By SpaceRef Editor
March 20, 2015
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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Mader TH, Gibson CR, Lee AG, Patel NB, Hart SF, Pettit DR.

Unilateral loss of spontaneous venous pulsations in an astronaut.

J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: ISS results.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.807

Funding: No funding cited. S.F. Hart and D.R. Pettit are at NASA Johnson Space Center.



LaVoy EC, Bollard CM, Hanley PJ, O’Connor DP, Lowder TW, Bosch JA, Simpson RJ.

A single bout of dynamic exercise by healthy adults enhances the generation of monocyte-derived-dendritic cells.

Cell Immunol. 2015 Feb 25;295(1):52-9. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: R.J. Simpson

Journal Impact Factor: 1.874

Funding: “This work was supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration Grant (NNX12AB48G) to R.J. Simpson and University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences dissertation fellowship to E. LaVoy.”



Ritchie LE, Sturino JM, Carroll RJ, Rooney LW, Azcarate-Peril MA, Turner ND.

Polyphenol-rich sorghum brans alter colon microbiota and impact species diversity and species richness after multiple bouts of dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: L.E. Ritchie, NSBRI Fellowship Program

Journal Impact Factor: 3.875

Funding: “Research support from United Sorghum Checkoff Program (Roo31A-09 and HVM006-12), and the NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant P30 DK34987. The work was also supported through a fellowship to Lauren Ritchie from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NCC 9-58 (EO01001) and Whole Systems Genomics at Texas A&M University.”



Laiakis EC, Trani D, Moon BH, Strawn SJ, Fornace AJ Jr.

Metabolomic profiling of urine samples from mice exposed to protons reveals radiation quality and dose specific differences.

Radiat Res. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

PIs: A.J. Fornace, Jr./NSCOR; D. Trani, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Journal Impact Factor: 2.445

Funding: “This work was funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) grant PF019004 (P.I., DT) under NASA Cooperative Agreement #NCC 9–58, and NASA Grant NNX09AU95G (P.I., AJF Jr). The authors acknowledge the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Proteomics and Metabolomics Shared Resource (PMSR), which are in part supported by Award Number P30CA051008 (P.I., LW) from the National Cancer Institute.”



Slaker M, Churchill L, Todd RP, Blacktop JM, Zuloaga DG, Raber J, Darling RA, Brown TE, Sorg BA.

Removal of perineuronal nets in the medial prefrontal cortex impairs the acquisition and reconsolidation of a cocaine-induced conditioned place preference memory.

J Neurosci. 2015 Mar 11;35(10):4190-202.

PI: J. Raber

Journal Impact Factor: 6.747

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse DA030647 and DA033404 to B.A.S., National Institute on Drug Abuse T32DA007262 to D.G.Z. and Kim Neve, NASA NNJ12ZSA001N to J.R., and National Institutes of Health Centers Programs Grant P30GM103398-32128 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to T.E.B. and R.A.D.”



Zeitzer JM.

Real life trumps laboratory in matters of public health.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 11. Epub [Epub ahead of print]


Chang AM, Czeisler CA.

Reply to Zeitzer: Good science, in or out of the laboratory, should prevail.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: C.A. Czeisler

Note: These letters refer to the article: Chang A, Aeschbach D, Duffy JF, Czeisler CA. Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 27;112(4):1232-7 (, which appeared in Current Awareness List 630, January 9, 2015.

Journal Impact Factor: 9.809

Funding: From the original paper: “… C.A.C. was supported in part by NASA NNX10AF47G and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58.”



Watson AB, Ahumada AJ.

Letter identification and the Neural Image Classifier.

J Vis. 2015 Feb 12;15(2).

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.727

Funding: “This work supported by the NASA Space Human Factors Research Project WBS 466199.” A.B. Watson and A.J. Ahumada are at NASA Ames Research Center.



Other papers of interest:



Herranz R, Valbuena MA, Youssef K, Medina FJ.

Mechanisms of disruption of meristematic competence by microgravity in Arabidopsis seedlings.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Apr;9(4):e28289. Review.

Note: ISS results as well as Random Positioning Machine and magnetic levitation studies are reviewed.



Mazars C, Brière C, Grat S, Pichereaux C, Rossignol M, Pereda-Loth V, Eche B, Boucheron-Dubuisson E, Le Disquet I, Medina FJ, Graziana A, Carnero-Diaz E.

Microsome-associated proteome modifications of Arabidopsis seedlings grown on board the International Space Station reveal the possible effect on plants of space stresses other than microgravity.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Sep;9(9):e29637.

Note: ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Panic H, Panic AS, DiZio P, Lackner JR.

Direction of balance and perception of the upright are perceptually dissociable.

J Neurophysiol. 2015 Mar 11:jn.00737.2014. [Epub ahead of print]



Rozhkov VN, Belisheva NK, Martynova AA, Soroko SI.

[Psychophysiological and cardiohemodynamic effects of solar, geomagnetic and meteorological factors in man living in Arctic area].

Fiziol Cheloveka. 2014 Jul-Aug;40(4):51-64. Russian.



Yang C, Gao Y, Greaves DK, Villar R, Beltrame T, Fraser KS, Hughson RL.

Prior head-down tilt does not impair the cerebrovascular response to head-up tilt.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Mar 6:jap.00871.2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Head-down tilt study.



Just TP, Jendzjowsky NG, DeLorey DS.

Hindlimb unweighting does not alter vasoconstrictor responsiveness and NO-mediated inhibition of sympathetic vasoconstriction.

J Physiol. 2015 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.



Homma T, Hamaoka T, Osada T, Murase N, Kime R, Kurosawa Y, Ichimura S, Esaki K, Nakamura F, Katsumura T.

Once-weekly muscle endurance and strength training prevents deterioration of muscle oxidative function and attenuates the degree of strength decline during 3-week forearm immobilization.

Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 Mar;115(3):555-63. Epub 2014 Oct 26.

Note: Mid-biceps to mid-palm casts were used for immobilization.



Kim DY, Hong MJ, Park CS, Seo YW.

The effects of chronic radiation of gamma ray on protein expression and oxidative stress in Brachypodium distachyon.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2015 Mar 11:1-46. [Epub ahead of print]



Singh M, Gupta A, Laxmi A.

Glucose and phytohormone interplay in controlling root directional growth in Arabidopsis.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Jul;9(7):e29219.



Taniguchi M, Nakamura M, Tasaka M, Morita MT.

Identification of gravitropic response indicator genes in Arabidopsis inflorescence stems.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Sep;9(9):e29570.

Note: Seedlings were reoriented at 180 degrees for gravistimulation. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Tatsumi H, Toyota M, Furuichi T, Sokabe M.

Calcium mobilizations in response to changes in the gravity vector in Arabidopsis seedlings.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Aug;9(8):e29099.

Note: Studies reviewed used rotation of seedlings by 180 degrees, centrifugation, and parabolic flight for gravistimulation.



Keereetaweep J, Blancaflor EB, Hornung E, Feussner I, Chapman KD.

Lipoxygenase derived 9-hydro(pero)xides of linoleoylethanolamide interact with ABA signaling to arrest root development during Arabidopsis seedling establishment.

Plant J. 2015 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]



Naznin MT, Kitaya Y, Shibuya T, Endo R, Hirai H, Lefsrud MG.

Ground based study on culturing garlic as a source of vegetable food and medicine in space – Growth and ajoene accumulation in garlic plants cultured with different CO2 regimes.

Biol Sci Space. 2015;29:1-7. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Moulia B, Coutand C, Julien JL.

Mechanosensitive control of plant growth: Bearing the load, sensing, transducing, and responding.

Front Plant Sci. 2015;6:52. Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Sharif-Naeini R.

Contribution of mechanosensitive ion channels to somatosensation.

Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2015;131:53-71. Review. Epub 2015 Feb 10.



Lavagnino M, Wall ME, Little D, Banes AJ, Guilak F, Arnoczky SP.

Tendon mechanobiology: Current knowledge and future research opportunities.

J Orthop Res. 2015 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Lin TJ, Lu KW, Chen WH, Cheng CM, Lin YW.

Roles of syndecan-4 and relative kinases in dorsal root ganglion neuron adhesion and mechanotransduction.

Neurosci Lett. 2015 Mar 7;592:88-93. [Epub ahead of print]


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