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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #682 22 January 2016

By SpaceRef Editor
January 22, 2016
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Papers deriving from NASA support:


Owerkowicz T, Cotter JA, Haddad F, Yu AM, Camilon ML, Hoang TN, Jimenez DJ, Kreitenberg A, Tesch PA, Caiozzo VJ, Adams GR.

Exercise responses to gravity-independent flywheel aerobic and resistance training.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Feb;87(2):93-101.

PI: G.R. Adams

Journal Impact Factor: 0.875

Funding: “Funding was provided by the National Space Biology Research Institute (NSBRI, NCC 9-58-70, MA01601) to Gregory R. Adams, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH, UCI CTSA UL1 TR000153) to ICTS. Tomasz Owerkowicz and Joshua A. Cotter were supported by NIH training grant 2T32AR047752 to Vincent J. Caiozzo and the Multidisciplinary Exercise Science Program at UC Irvine. Per A. Tesch received support from the Swedish National Space Board.”


Holschuh BT, Newman DJ.

Morphing compression garments for space medicine and extravehicular activity using active materials.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Feb;87(2):84-92.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.875

Funding: “This work was supported by a NASA OCT Space Technology Research Fellowship (NASA Grant NNX11AM62H) as well as the MIT Portugal Program.” D. Newman is at NASA Headquarters.


Shih HW, DePew CL, Miller ND, Monshausen GB.

The cyclic nucleotide-gated channel CNGC14 regulates root gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 7;25(23):3119-25. Epub 2015 Nov 19.

PI: G. Monshausen

Journal Impact Factor: 9.571

Funding: “This research received financial support from the National Science Foundation (MCB-1121994) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NNX13AM47G) to G.B.M. and the National Science Foundation (IOS-1031416) to N.D.M.”


Snyder J, Son AR, Hamid Q, Wu H, Sun W.

Hetero-cellular prototyping by synchronized multi-material bioprinting for rotary cell culture system.

Biofabrication. 2016 Jan 13;8(1):015002.

Note: A rotary cell culture system was used.

Journal Impact Factor: 4.289

Funding: “With sincere respect and gratitude, the authors acknowledge the National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s Summer Intern Program for support of this collaboration.” H. Wu is at NASA Johnson Space Center.


Other papers of interest:


Hughson RL, Robertson AD, Arbeille P, Shoemaker JK, Rush JW, Fraser KS, Greaves DK.

Increased post-flight carotid artery stiffness and inflight insulin resistance resulting from six-months spaceflight in male and female astronauts.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Jan 8:ajpheart.00802.2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: ISS results.


Adami R, Bottai D.

Movement impairment: Focus on the brain.

J Neurosci Res. 2016 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Note: Hindlimb unloading and bed rest studies are discussed.


Baranov MV, Katuntsev VP, Shpakov AV, Baranov VM.

A method of ground simulation of physiological effects of hypogravity on humans.

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2016 Jan;160(3):401-5. Epub 2016 Jan 8.

Note: Bed rest study. Head-up tilt was used to simulate gravity on the moon.


Chen W, Chao J-G, Wang J-K, Chen X-W, Tan C.

Subjective vertical conflict theory and space motion sickness.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Feb;87(2):128-36.


Feuerecker M, van Oosterhout WP, Feuerecker B, Matzel S, Schelling G, Rehm M, Vein AA, Chouker A.

Headache under simulated microgravity is related to endocrine, fluid distribution and tight junction changes.

Pain. 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Bed rest study.


Paull G, Dervis SM, Barrera-Ramirez J, McGinn R, Haqani B, Flouris AD, Kenny GP.

The effect of plasma osmolality and baroreceptor loading status on postexercise heat loss responses.

Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Jan 13:ajpregu.00435.2015. [Epub ahead of print]


Shinde V, Brungs S, Hescheler J, Hemmersbach R.

Pipette-based method to study embryoid body formation derived from mouse and human pluripotent stem cells partially recapitulating early embryonic development under simulated microgravity conditions.

Microgravity Sci Technol. 2015. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

Note: A 2-D clinostat was used.


Buzzacott P, Theron M, Mazur A, Wang Q, Lambrechts K, Eftedal I, Ardestani SB, Guerrero F.

Age, weight and decompression sickness in rats.

Arch Physiol Biochem. 2016 Jan 14:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]


Alidoust L, Soltani N, Modiri S, Haghighi O, Azarivand A, Khajeh K, Shahbani Zahiri H, Vali H, Akbari Noghabi K.

Cadmium uptake capacity of an indigenous cyanobacterial strain Nostoc entophytom ISC32 (JN605002): New insight into the metal uptake in microgravity-simulating conditions.

Microbiology. 2016 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: A clinostat was used.


Li Y, Li GQ, Li Y, Deng Y, Deng L.

Development and application of an UHPLCMS method for comparative pharmacokinetic study of phenolic components from dragon’s blood in rats under simulated microgravity environment.

J Pharmaceut Biomed. 2016 20 Mar;121:91-8.

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.


Kang C, Ji LL.

PGC-1alpha overexpression via local transfection attenuates mitophagy pathway in muscle disuse atrophy.

Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb immobilization study. One hindlimb was fixed in knee extension and ankle plantarflexion.


Kravtsova VV, Petrov AM, Matchkov VV, Bouzinova EV, Vasiliev AN, Benziane B, Zefirov AL, Chibalin AV, Heiny JA, Krivoi, II.

Distinct alpha2 Na,K-ATPase membrane pools are differently involved in early skeletal muscle remodeling during disuse.

J Gen Physiol. 2016 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.


Pierre N, Appriou Z, Gratas-Delamarche A, Derbr F.

From physical inactivity to immobilization: Dissecting the role of oxidative stress in skeletal muscle insulin resistance and atrophy.

Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Immobilization is defined as bed rest, casting, or hindlimb unloading; physical inactivity is defined as 1500-3000 steps per day in humans.


Xia L, Cheung KK, Yeung SS, Yeung EW.

The involvement of TRPC1 in skeletal muscle regrowth after unloading-induced atrophy.

J Physiol. 2016 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.


Yoshihara T, Machida S, Kurosaka Y, Kakigi R, Sugiura T, Naito H.

Immobilization induces nuclear accumulation of HDAC4 in rat skeletal muscle.

J Physiol Sci. 2016 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb immobilization study. One hindlimb was immobilized in the plantar flexion position.


Aleshcheva G, Bauer J, Hemmersbach R, Egli M, Wehland M, Grimm D.

Tissue engineering of cartilage on ground-based facilities.

Microgravity Sci Technol. 2015. Epub 2015 Dec 29

Note: A fast-rotating clinostat was used.


Bos JE, Correia Grcio BJ.

Perceived radial translation during centrifugation.

J Vestib Res. 2015;25(3-4):119-24.

Note: Centrifugation study.


Chiba R, Takakusaki K, Ota J, Yozu A, Haga N.

Human upright posture control models based on multisensory inputs; in fast and slow dynamics.

Neurosci Res. 2015 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Savona F, Stratulat AM, Roussarie V, Bourdin C.

The influence of yaw motion on the perception of active vs passive visual curvilinear displacement.

J Vestib Res. 2015;25(3-4):125-41.


van Drunen P, van der Helm FC, van Dieen JH, Happee R.

Trunk stabilization during sagittal pelvic tilt: From trunk-on-pelvis to trunk-in-space due to vestibular and visual feedback.

J Neurophysiol. 2015 Dec 23:jn.00867.2015. [Epub ahead of print]


Yi Y, Merfeld DM.

A quantitative confidence signal detection model: 1. Fitting psychometric functions.

J Neurophysiol. 2016 Jan 13:jn.00318.2015. [Epub ahead of print]


Sayenko DG, Miller TF, Melnik KA, Netreba AI, Khusnutdinova DR, Kitov VV, Tomilovskaya ES, Reschke MF, Gerasimenko YP, Kozlovskaya IB.

Acute effects of dry immersion on kinematic characteristics of postural corrective responses.

Acta Astronaut. 2016 Apr;121:110-5.


Goemaere S, Vansteenkiste M, Van Petegem S.

Gaining deeper insight into the psychological challenges of human spaceflight: The role of motivational dynamics.

Acta Astronaut. 2016 Apr;121:130-43.


Corrochano L, Galland P.

Photomorphogenesis and gravitropism in fungi.

In: Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality. The Mycota. Vol I. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 235-66.


Fischer J, Schoppmann K, Knie M, Laforsch C.

Responses of microcrustaceans to simulated microgravity (2D-clinorotation) – Preliminary assessments for the development of Bioregenerative Life Support Systems (BLSS).

Microgravity Sci Technol. 2015. Epub 2016 Nov 6.

Note: A 2-D clinostat was used.


Brungs S, Egli M, Wuest SL, M. Christianen PC, van Loon JJWA, Ngo-Anh TJ, Hemmersbach R.

Facilities for simulation of microgravity in the ESA ground-based facility programme.

Microgravity Sci Technol. 2016:1-13. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Note: ESA available methods for microgravity simulation include magnetic levitation, clinostats, and a random positioning machine.


Mouraviev V, Klein M, Schommer E, Thiel DD, Samavedi S, Kumar A, Leveillee RJ, Thomas R, Pow-Sang JM, Su LM, Mui E, Smith R, Patel V.

Urology residents experience comparable workload profiles when performing live porcine nephrectomies and robotic surgery virtual reality training modules.

J Robot Surg. 2016 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.

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