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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #650 – 29 May 2015

By SpaceRef Editor
May 29, 2015
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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Decarlo L, Mestel C, Barcellos-Hoff MH, Schneider RJ.

eIF4E is a feed-forward translational coactivator of TGFβ early pro-transforming events in breast epithelial cells.

Mol Cell Biol. 2015 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff

Journal Impact Factor: 5.036

Funding: “This work was supported by grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Avon Foundation for Women, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, the New York State Stem Cell Program, the National Institutes of Health (RJS and SCF) and NASA (MHBH).”



Simon JC, Sapozhnikov OA, Khokhlova VA, Crum LA, Bailey MR.

Ultrasonic atomization of liquids in drop-chain acoustic fountains.

J Fluid Mech. 2015 Mar;766:129-46.

PIs: M.R. Bailey; L.A. Crum; J.C. Simon, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.294

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Institute of Health (DK043881 and EB007643), the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (13-02-00183 and 14-02-00426), and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in consortium agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCC 9-58.”



de la Iglesia H, Lee M.

A time to wake, a time to sleep.

In: Mechanisms of Circadian Systems in Animals and Their Clinical Relevance: Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 197-217.

PI: M.L. Lee

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable to this publication.

Funding: No funding cited. PI reports NASA funding.



Please Note: A recent addition to the Methods in Molecular Biology series is Volume 1309, Plant Gravitropism: Methods and Protocols, edited by Elison B. Blancaflor. Chapters written by NASA researchers are listed here. The rest of the chapters are listed at the end of the ‘Other papers of interest’ section.



Avci U, Nakashima J.

A flat embedding method to orient thin biological samples for sectioning.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:13-22.

PI: E.B. Blancaflor

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) grant NNX12AM94G to J.N.”



Monshausen GB.

Imaging of dynamic ion signaling during root gravitropism.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:43-55.

PI: G. Monshausen

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “The work on root ion signaling in the author’s laboratory is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (MCB-1121994) and NASA (NNX13AM47G).”



Dalal J, Land E, Vasani N, He L, Smith C, Rodriguez-Welsh M, Perera IY, Sederoff H.

Methods for RNA profiling of gravi-responding plant tissues.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:91-117.

PI: I.Y. Perera

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “Funding for transcript profiling in our labs was provided by NASA, NSF, DOE, and USDA.”



Basu P, Luesse DR, Wyatt SE.

Proteomic approaches and their application to plant gravitropism.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:119-32.

PI: S.E. Wyatt

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “This work has been partially funded by NSF IOS #1147087 awarded to SEW and NASA # NNX13AM48G awarded to SEW and DRL.”



Swanson SJ, Barker R, Ye Y, Gilroy S.

Evaluating mechano-transduction and touch responses in plant roots.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:143-50.

PI: S. Gilroy

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “Work on root growth and signaling in the authors’ laboratory is supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NNX13AM50G) and the National Science Foundation (NSF IOS-11213800, MCB-1329723).”



Cannon AE, Salmi ML, Bushart TJ, Roux SJ.

Studying molecular changes during gravity perception and response in a single cell.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:199-207.

PI: S.J. Roux

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “Current work on Ceratopteris is supported by NASA grant NNX13AM54G.”



Hasenstein KH.

Use of high gradient magnetic fields to evaluate gravity perception and response mechanisms in plants and algae.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:227-37.

PI: K.H. Hasenstein

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “This work was supported by NASA grant NNX10AP91G.”



Kiss JZ.

Conducting plant experiments in space.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:255-83.

PI: J.Z. Kiss

Note: Flight experiences on STS and ISS are discussed.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “Thanks are due to NASA for continued financial support of our spaceflight research and to ESA for providing excellent research laboratories for space research.”



Paul AL, Ferl RJ.

Spaceflight exploration in plant gravitational biology.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:285-305.

PIs: A-L. Paul, R.J. Ferl

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: No funding cited.



Other papers of interest:



Arbeille P, Provost R, Zuj K, Vincent N.

Measurements of jugular, portal, femoral, and calf vein cross-sectional area for the assessment of venous blood redistribution with long duration spaceflight (Vessel Imaging Experiment).

Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: ISS results.



Pletser V, Rouquette S, Friedrich U, Clervoy J-F, Gharib T, Gai F, Mora C.

European parabolic flight campaigns with Airbus ZERO-G: Looking back at the A300 and looking forward to the A310.

Adv Space Res. 2015 May 21. [Article in Press]

Note: Parabolic flight.



Mathers KE, Staples JF.

Saponin-permeabilization is not a viable alternative to isolated mitochondria for assessing oxidative metabolism in hibernation.

Biol Open. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Grabek KR, Martin SL, Hindle AG.

Proteomics approaches shed new light on hibernation physiology.

J Comp Physiol B. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]



Vechetti-Junior IJ, Bertaglia RS, Fernandez GJ, de Paula TG, de Souza RW, Moraes LN, Mareco EA, de Freitas CE, Aguiar AF, Carvalho RF, Dal-Pai-Silva M.

Aerobic exercise recovers disuse-induced atrophy through the stimulus of the LRP130/PGC-1α complex in aged rats.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb immobilization was used.



Labazi M, McNeil AK, Kurtz T, Lee TC, Pegg RB, Angeli JP, Conrad M, McNeil PL.

The antioxidant requirement for plasma membrane repair in skeletal muscle.

Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Apr 3;84:246-53. [Epub ahead of print]



Watanabe R, Rahmanian S, Nikjoo H.

Spectrum of radiation-induced clustered non-DSB damage – A Monte Carlo track structure modeling and calculations.

Radiat Res. 2015 May;183(5):525-40. Epub 2015 Apr 24.



Swift JM, Smith JT, Kiang JG.

Hemorrhage trauma increases radiation-induced trabecular bone loss and marrow cell depletion in mice.

Radiat Res. 2015 May;183(5):578-83. Epub 2015 Apr 21.



Sihver L, Ploc O, Puchalska M, I. A, Kubančák J, Kyselová D, Shurshakov V.

Radiation environment at aviation altitudes and in space.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]



Kyselova D, Ambrožová I, Krist P, Kubančák J, Uchihori Y, Kitamura H, Ploc O.

Calibration of modified Liulin detector for cosmic radiation measurements on-board aircraft.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]



Kubančák J, Ambrožová I, Brabcová KP, Jakůbek J, Kyselová D, Ploc O, Bemš J, Štěpán V, Uchihori Y.

Comparison of cosmic rays radiation detectors on-board commercial jet aircraft.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]



Xu W, Wang T, Xu S, Xu S, Wu L, Wu Y, Bian P.

Radiation-induced epigenetic bystander effects demonstrated in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Radiat Res. 2015 May;183(5):511-24. Epub 2015 May 4.



Mackrous I, Simoneau M.

Improving spatial updating accuracy in absence of external feedback.

Note: A rotating chair was used.



Lazar AS, Lazar ZI, Dijk DJ.

Circadian regulation of slow waves in human sleep: Topographical aspects.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



McCall AA, Miller DJ, Catanzaro MF, Cotter LA, Yates BJ.

Hindlimb movement modulates the activity of rostral fastigial nucleus neurons that process vestibular input.

Exp Brain Res. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]



Pereira A, Wachs JP, Park K, Rempel D.

A user-developed 3-d hand gesture set for human-computer interaction.

Hum Factors. 2015 Jun;57(4):607-21. Epub 2014 Nov 24.



Zhang JN, Zhao Y, Liu C, Han ES, Yu X, Lidington D, Bolz SS, You L.

The role of the sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling pathway in osteocyte mechanotransduction.



Wang M, Dong C, Fu Y, Liu H.

Growth, morphological and photosynthetic characteristics, antioxidant capacity, biomass yield and water use efficiency of Gynura bicolor DC exposed to super-elevated CO2.

Acta Astronaut. 2015 Sep-Oct;114:138-46.



The remaining chapters from Plant Gravitropism: Methods and Protocols are:



Harrison BR, Masson PH.

Immunohistochemistry relative to gravity: A simple method to retain information about gravity for immunolocalization and histochemistry.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:1-12.



Wolverton C.

Quantification of root gravitropic response using a constant stimulus feedback system.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:23-30.




Roychoudhry S, Kepinski S.

Analysis of gravitropic setpoint angle control in Arabidopsis.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:31-41.



Nakamura M, Toyota M, Tasaka M, Terao Morita M.

Live cell imaging of cytoskeletal and organelle dynamics in gravity-sensing cells in plant gravitropism.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:57-69.



Feraru MI, Kleine-Vehn J, Feraru E.

Auxin carrier and signaling dynamics during gravitropic root growth.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:71-80.



Jacques E, Wells DM, Bennett MJ, Vissenberg K.

Imaging and quantitative methods for studying cytoskeletal rearrangements during root development and gravitropism.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:81-9.



Eapen D, Martinez JJ, Cassab GI.

Assays for root hydrotropism and response to water stress.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:133-42.



Maksaev G, Haswell ES.

Expressing and characterizing mechanosensitive channels in Xenopus oocytes.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:151-69.



Philosoph-Hadas S, Friedman H, Meir S.

Flowering shoots of ornamental crops as a model to study cellular and molecular aspects of plant gravitropism.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:171-98.



Chebli Y, Geitmann A.

Live cell and immuno-labeling techniques to study gravitational effects on single plant cells.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:209-26.



Herranz R, Valbuena MA, Manzano A, Kamal YK, Medina FJ.

Use of microgravity simulators for plant biological studies.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:239-54.

Note: Simulators discussed include: clinostat, random positioning machine (RPM), magnetic levitation, and large diameter centrifuge (LDC).



Soga K, Yano S, Matsumoto S, Hoson T.

Hypergravity experiments to evaluate gravity resistance mechanisms in plants.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1309:307-19.

Note: Hypergravity is produced from centrifugation.


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