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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #735 10 February 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By SpaceRef Editor
February 10, 2017
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Papers deriving from NASA support:
Ade CJ, Broxterman RM, Moore A, Barstow TJ.
Decreases in maximal oxygen uptake following long-duration spaceflight: Role of convective and diffusive O2 transport mechanisms.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Feb 2:jap.00280.2016. [Epub ahead of print]
PI: T.J. Barstow
Note: ISS results.
Journal Impact Factor: 3.004
Funding: The authors report funding through NASA grant NNX15AK01G.
Britten RA, Jewell JS, Davis LK, Miller VD, Hadley MM, Semmes OJ, Lonart G, Dutta SM.
Changes in the hippocampal proteome associated with spatial memory impairment after exposure to low (20 cGy) doses of 1 GeV/n 56Fe radiation.
Radiat Res. 2017 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]
PI: R.A. Britten
Journal Impact Factor: 3.022
Funding: “This work was funded by NASA (grant nos. NNJ06HD89D, NNX11AC56G and NNX14AE73G).”
Miousse IR, Kutanzi KR, Koturbash I.
Effects of ionizing radiation on DNA methylation: From experimental biology to clinical applications.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2017 Jan 30:1-39. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
PIs: M. Boerma/I. Koturbash/NSBRI Center for Research on Cardiac, Vascular, and Acute Effects of Space Radiation
Journal Impact Factor: 1.779
Funding: “Research reported in this publication was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number 1P20GM109005; NIH/UAMS Clinical and Translational Science Award UL1TR000039 and KL2TR000063, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, the major research component of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000, and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCC 9-58, grant# RE03701.”
Nikitaki Z, Nikolov V, Mavragani IV, Plante I, Emfietzoglou D, Iliakis G, Georgakilas AG.
Non-DSB clustered DNA lesions. Does theory colocalize with the experiment?
Radiat Phys Chem. 2016 Nov;128:26-35.
PI: S. Blattnig
Journal Impact Factor: 1.207
Funding: “This work has been supported by an EU Marie Curie Reintegration Grant MC-CIG- 303514, and COST Action CM1201 ‘Biomimetic Radical Chemistry’. Ianik Plante would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the NASA Space Radiation Risk Assessment Project (NASA contract number NAS9-02078).”
Schultz ER, Zupanska AK, Sng NJ, Paul AL, Ferl RJ.
Skewing in Arabidopsis roots involves disparate environmental signaling pathways.
BMC Plant Biol. 2017 Feb 1;17(1):31.
PI: R.J. Ferl; A-L. Paul
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 3.631
Funding: “This work was supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space life and Physical Sciences grants NNX12AN69G and NNX07AH27G to A-L. Paul and R.J. Ferl, and NNX15AI10H [NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium] to E.R. Schultz.”
Amavizca E, Bashan Y, Ryu CM, Farag MA, Bebout BM, de-Bashan LE.
Enhanced performance of the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana remotely induced by the plant growth-promoting bacteria Azospirillum brasilense and Bacillus pumilus.
Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 1;7:41310.         
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 5.228
Funding: “This study was supported by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia of Mexico (CONACYT-Basic Science-2015, contract 251102) and time for writing by The Bashan Foundation, USA. E.A. was mainly supported by a graduate fellowship from CONACYT (321403) and small periodic grants from The Bashan Foundation USA. M.A.F. received financial support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. This work was supported by the Next-Generation BioGreen 21 Program (SSAC grant PJ009524) funded by the RDA and the KRIBB Research Initiative Program of South Korea.” B.M. Bebout is affiliated with NASA Ames Research Center.
Other papers of interest:
Collado A, Langlet C, Tzanova T, Hainaut J-P, Monfort V, Bolmont B.
Affective states and adaptation to parabolic flights.
Acta Astronaut. 2017 May;134:98-105. Epub 2017 Jan 31.
Note: Parabolic flight results.
Li X, Richter PR, Hao Z, An Y, Wang G, Li D, Liu Y, Strauch SM, Schuster M, Haag FW, Lebert M.
Operation of an enclosed aquatic ecosystem in the Shenzhou-8 mission.
Acta Astronaut. 2017 May;134:17-22. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
Note: Shenzhou-8 results.
Varley MC, Markaki AE, Brooks RA.
Effect of rotation on scaffold motion and cell growth in rotating bioreactors.
Tissue Eng Part A. 2017 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Note: A rotating wall vessel was used.
Wuest SL, Stern P, Casartelli E, Egli M.
Fluid dynamics appearing during simulated microgravity using random positioning machines.
PLoS One. 2017 Jan 30;12(1):e0170826.     
Note: A random positioning machine was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Wang ZB, Han P, Tong LC, Luo Y, Su WH, Wei X, Yu XH, Liu WY, Zhang XH, Lei H, Li ZZ, Wang F, Chen JG, Ma TH, Su DF, Li L.
Low level of swiprosin-1/EFhd2 in vestibular nuclei of spontaneously hypersensitive motion sickness mice.
Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 27;7:40986.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Kristianto J, Johnson MG, Afzal R, Blank RD.
Endothelin signaling in bone.
Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2017 Mar;46(1):51-62.
Xing Y, Gu Y, Shan X, Wang L, You J.
GRK2 desensitizes flow-induced responses in osteoblasts.
Genet Mol Res. 2017 Jan 23;16(1).
Note: This paper is available free of charge at the publisher’s website:
Sun B, Zhang XY, Liu LZ, Chen ZH, Dai ZQ, Huang XS.
Effects of head-down tilt on nerve conduction in rhesus monkeys.
Chin Med J (Engl). 2017 Feb 5;130(3):323-7.
Note: Head-down tilt study. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Widyanti A, Muslim K, Sutalaksana IZ.
The sensitivity of galvanic skin response for assessing mental workload in Indonesia.
Work. 2017 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.
Balint TS, Pangaro P.
Design space for space design: Dialogs through boundary objects at the intersections of art, design, science, and engineering.
Acta Astronaut. 2017 May;134:41-53. Epub 2017 Feb 5.
Jarrett SM, Glaze RM, Schurig I, Arthur W Jr.
The importance of team sex composition in team-training research employing complex psychomotor tasks.
Hum Factors. 2017 Jan 1:18720816689744. [Epub ahead of print]
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Davis J, Burr M, Absi M, Telles R, Koh H.
The contributions of occupational science to the readiness of long duration deep space exploration.
Work. 2017 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Note: The following articles are selected from the Human Factors February issue, “Special Issue in Remembrance of Professor Raja Parasuraman.” The focus of Dr. Parasuraman’s work was vigilance, human factors, and ergonomics. The issue’s Table of Contents is available at
Hancock PA.
On the nature of vigilance.
Hum Factors. 2017 Feb;59(1):35-43.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Matthews G, Warm JS, Smith AP.
Task engagement and attentional resources.
Hum Factors. 2017 Feb;59(1):44-61.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Funke ME, Warm JS, Matthews G, Funke GJ, Chiu PY, Shaw TH, Greenlee ET.
The neuroergonomics of vigilance.
Hum Factors. 2017 Feb;59(1):62-75.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Laurie-Rose C, Curtindale LM, Frey M.
Measuring sustained attention and perceived workload.
Hum Factors. 2017 Feb;59(1):76-90.
Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Helton WS, Russell PN.
Rest is still best.
Hum Factors. 2017 Feb;59(1):91-100.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Patterson RE.
Intuitive cognition and models of human-automation interaction.
Hum Factors. 2017 Feb;59(1):101-15.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

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