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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #672 6 November 2015

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


Checinska A, Probst AJ, Vaishampayan P, White JR, Kumar D, Stepanov VG, Fox GE, Nilsson HR, Pierson DL, Perry J, Venkateswaran K.

Microbiomes of the dust particles collected from the International Space Station and Spacecraft Assembly Facilities.

Microbiome. 2015 Oct 27;3(1):50.

PI: K. Venkateswaran

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

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: “Part of the research described in this publication was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA. This research was funded by a 2012 Space Biology NNH12ZTT001N grant no. 19-12829-26 under Task Order NNN13D111T award to K. Venkateswaran.”


Lawley JS, Levine BD, Williams MA, Malm J, Eklund A, Polaner DM, Subudhi AW, Hackett PH, Roach RC.

Cerebral spinal fluid dynamics: Effect of hypoxia and implications for high-altitude illness.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Oct 22:jap.00370.2015. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: J.S. Lawley, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Journal Impact Factor: 3.056

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58.”


Beheshti A, Wage J, McDonald JT, Lamont C, Peluso M, Hahnfeldt P, Hlatky L.

Tumor-host signaling interaction reveals a systemic, age-dependent splenic immune influence on tumor development.

Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]

PIs: L. Hlatky; L. Hlatky/C. Lamont/P. Hahnfeldt/NSCOR

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 6.359

Funding: “This project was supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under NSCOR grant no. NNJ06HA28G & NNX11AK26G issued through the Human Research Program and by Award Number U54CA149233 from the National Cancer Institute, both to L.H.”


Suman S, Kumar S, Fornace AJ Jr, Datta K.

Decreased RXRalpha is associated with increased β-catenin/TCF4 in (56)Fe-induced intestinal tumors.

Front Oncol. 2015 Oct 8;5:218.

PIs: K. Datta; A.J. Fornace, Jr./K. Datta/NSCOR

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: “This study is supported in part by NASA grants NNX13AD58G and NNX09AU95G.”


Zhong R, Dong X, Levine B, Xie Y, Xiao G.

iScreen: Image-based high-content RNAi screening analysis tools.

J Biomol Screen. 2015 Sep;20(8):998-1002. Epub 2014 Dec 29.

PI: J.D. Minna

Journal Impact Factor: 2.423

Funding: “This work was supported by National Institutes of Health grants 5R01CA152301, 1R01CA172211, and U19AI109725 and by Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas awards RP101251 and RP120718.” The PI reports funding under NASA grant NNX11AC54G.


Gökirmak T, Denison FC, Laughner BJ, Paul AL, Ferl RJ.

Phosphomimetic mutation of a conserved serine residue in Arabidopsis thaliana 14-3-3omega suggests a regulatory role of phosphorylation in dimerization and target interactions.

Plant Physiol Biochem. 2015 Oct 21;97:296-303. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: R. Ferl

Journal Impact Factor: 2.756

Funding: “This research was supported by NASA award NNX12AN69G and the University of Florida.”


Dyachok J, Paez-Garcia A, Yoo CM, Palanichelvam K, Blancaflor EB.

Fluorescence imaging of the cytoskeleton in plant roots.

Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1365:139-53.

PI: E.B. Blancaflor

Journal Impact Factor: 1.29

Funding: “Work on root biology and the cytoskeleton in the Blancaflor laboratory is supported by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Forage 365 initiative and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA grant NNX12AM94G).”


Other papers of interest:


Gambelli CN, Theisen D, Willems PA, Schepens B.

Motor control of landing from a jump in simulated hypergravity.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 27;10(10):e0141574.

Note: Parabolic flight results; hypergravity also was simulated through use of a Subject Loading System. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Cappellesso R, Nicole L, Guido A, Pizzol D.

Spaceflight osteoporosis: Current state and future perspective.

Endocr Regul. 2015 Oct;49(4):231-9. Review.

Note: Spaceflight results; the particular flights are not specified in the available abstract.


Lee SG, Lee CG, Wu HM, Oh CS, Chung SW, Kim SG.

A load of mice to hypergravity causes AMPKalpha repression with liver injury, which is overcome by preconditioning loads via Nrf2.

Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 23;5:15643.

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


Khristenko NA, Larina IM, Domon B.

Longitudinal urinary protein variability in participants of the space flight simulation program.

J Proteome Res. 2015 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Data are from the Mars500 Project.


Wilson MH, Imray CH.

The cerebral venous system and hypoxia.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Aug 20:jap.00327.2015. [Epub ahead of print]


Blatteau JE, de Maistre S, Lambrechts K, Abraini JH, Risso JJ, Vallée N.

Fluoxetine stimulates anti-inflammatory IL10 cytokine production and attenuates sensory deficits in a rat model of decompression sickness.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Oct 22:jap.00602.2015. [Epub ahead of print]


Tateishi R, Akiyama N, Miyauchi M, Yoshinaga R, Sasanuma H, Kudo T, Shimbo M, Shinohara M, Obata K, Inoue J, Shirakawa M, Shiba D, Asahara H, Yoshida N, Takahashi S, Morita H, Akiyama T.

Hypergravity provokes a temporary reduction in CD4+CD8+ thymocyte number and a persistent decrease in medullary thymic epithelial cell frequency in mice.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 29;10(10):e0141650.

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


Yoshihara T, Sugiura T, Yamamoto Y, Shibaguchi T, Kakigi R, Naito H.

The response of apoptotic and proteolytic systems to repeated heat stress in atrophied rat skeletal muscle.

Physiol Rep. 2015 Oct;3(10): e12597.

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


Asada N, Sato M, Katayama Y.

Communication of bone cells with hematopoiesis, immunity and energy metabolism.

Bonekey Rep. 2015 Oct 7;4:748. Review.


Kartheek B.

Space physiology and vestibular orientation cues.

Int J Pharm Chem Sci. 2015 Oct-Dec;4(4):454-61. Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Dümmer M, Forreiter C, Galland P.

Gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana: Root-specific action of the EHB gene and violation of the resultant law.

J Plant Physiol. 2015 Sep 28;189:24-33. [Epub ahead of print]


Dong B, Yang X, Zhu S, Bassham DC, Fang N.

Stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy imaging of microtubule arrays in intact Arabidopsis thaliana seedling roots.

Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 27;5:15694.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Li YZ, Li GZ, Gao JY, Zhang ZF, Fan QC, Xu JT, Bai GE, Chen KX, Shi HZ, Sun S, Liu Y, Shao FF, Mi T, Jia XH, Zhao S, Chen JC, Liu JL, Guo YM, Tu LP.

Syndrome differentiation analysis on Mars500 Data of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

ScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:125736. Epub 2015 Oct 1.

Note: Data are from the Mars500 Project. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Flaherty GT, Kenny-Gibson W, Lang MJ.

The final frontier – What should the travel medicine practitioner know about space flight participation?

J Travel Med. 2015 Nov;22(6):425-7.

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