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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #758 21 July 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2017
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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Cavanagh P, Rice A, Glauberman M, Sudduth A, Cherones A, Davis S, Lewis M, Hanson A, Wilt G.

Ground reaction forces during reduced gravity running in parabolic flight.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Aug;88(8):730-6. 

Note: Parabolic flight results.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: No funding cited. A. Hanson and G. Wilt are affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center.



McCraty R, Atkinson M, Stolc V, Alabdulgader AA, Vainoras A, Ragulskis M.

Synchronization of human autonomic nervous system rhythms with geomagnetic activity in human subjects.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jul 13;14(7):E770.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.101

Funding: “This study and the open access publishing fees were funded by the HeartMath Institute.” V. Stolc is affiliated with NASA Ames Research Center.



Suresh R, Blue RS, Mathers C, Castleberry TL, Vanderploeg JM.

Sustained accelerated idioventricular rhythm in a centrifuge-simulated suborbital spaceflight.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Aug;88(8):789-93.   

PI: J.M. Vanderploeg

Note: Centrifugation was used.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: “The authors acknowledge the additional support from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) through NASA NCC 9-58.”



Reyes DP, Brinley AA, Blue RS, Gruschkus SK, Allen AT, Parazynski SE.

Clinical herpes zoster in Antarctica as a model for spaceflight.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Aug;88(8):784-8. 

Note: The study was conducted at U.S. Antarctic Program stations McMurdo, Palmer, and South Pole.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: “This work was supported by the University of Texas Medical Branch, Center for Polar Medical Operations, as part of the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program Antarctic Support Contract.” S.K. Gruschkus is affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center.



Meng Y, Faillace ME, Dorst K, Palmaccio SJ, Miller LM, Qin YX.

In situ examination of osteoblast biomineralization on sulfonated polystyrene-modified substrates using Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy.

Biointerphases. 2017 Jul 10;12(3):031001.

PI: Y.X. Qin

Journal Impact Factor: 2.603

Funding: “This work was supported by NIH (AR49286, AR52379, and AR61821), National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58, and U.S. Army Medical Research. The National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory was supported under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886.”



Britt TW, Sytine A, Brady A, Wilkes R, Pittman R, Jennings K, Goguen K.

Enhancing the meaningfulness of work for astronauts on long duration space exploration missions.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Aug;88(8):779-83. 

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: “The present research was funded by a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to Thomas W. Britt (#NNJ15HK13P).”



Other papers of interest:



Thiel CS, Hauschild S, Huge A, Tauber S, Lauber BA, Polzer J, Paulsen K, Lier H, Engelmann F, Schmitz B, Schütte A, Layer LE, Ullrich O.

Dynamic gene expression response to altered gravity in human T cells.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 12;7(1):5204.

Note: Parabolic flight and suborbital ballistic rocket results. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Ried-Larsen M, Aarts H, Joyner MJ.

The effects of strict prolonged bedrest on cardio-respiratory fitness: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Jul 13:jap.00415.2017. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Note: Bed rest studies were subjected to review and meta-analysis.



Vertommen D, Herinckx G, Hussain N, Opperdoes F, Storey KB, Rider MH.

Changes in the phosphoproteome of brown adipose tissue during hibernation in the ground squirrel, Ictidomys tridecemlineatus

Physiol Genomics. 2017 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]



Gan Z, Powell FL, Zambon AC, Buchholz KS, Fu Z, Ocorr K, Bodmer R, Moya EA, Stowe JC, Haddad GG, McCulloch AD.

Transcriptomic analysis identifies a role of PI3K/Akt signalling in the responses of skeletal muscle to acute hypoxia in vivo.

J Physiol. 2017 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]



Kim S, Cho T, Lee Y, Koo H, Choi B, Kim DG.

G-LOC warning algorithms based on EMG features of the gastrocnemius muscle.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Aug;88(8):737-42. 



Nishimura S, Inai M, Takagi T, Nonaka Y, Urashima S, Honda K, Aoyama T, Terada S.

Preventive effects of the dietary intake of medium-chain triacylglycerols on immobilization-induced muscle atrophy in rats.

J Oleo Sci. 2017 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print]

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



Song Z, Moore DR, Hodson N, Ward C, Dent JR, O’Leary MF, Shaw AM, Hamilton DL, Sarkar S, Gangloff YG, Hornberger TA, Spriet LL, Heigenhauser GJ, Philp A.

Resistance exercise initiates mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) translocation and protein complex co-localisation in human skeletal muscle.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 10;7(1):5028.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Karsenty G.

Update on the biology of osteocalcin.

Endocr Pract. 2017 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Mukherjee K, Gupta S.

Combined bone ingrowth and remodelling around uncemented acetabular component: A multiscale mechanobiology based finite element analysis.

J Biomech Eng. 2017 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]



Azimzadeh O, Subramanian V, Ständer S, Merl-Pham J, Lowe D, Barjaktarovic Z, Moertl S, Raj K, Atkinson MJ, Tapio S.

Proteome analysis of irradiated endothelial cells reveals persistent alteration in protein degradation and the RhoGDI and NO signalling pathways.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2017 Jul 11:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Till JE, Beck HL, Grogan HA, Caffrey EA.

A review of dosimetry used in epidemiological studies considered to evaluate the linear no-threshold (LNT) dose-response model for radiation protection.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2017 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Fernandez R, Shah S, Rosenman ED, Kozlowski SWJ, Parker SH, Grand JA.

Developing team cognition: A role for simulation.

Simul Healthc. 2017 Apr;12(2):96-103.



Lerman S, Mollicone D, Coats S.

Use of the psychomotor vigilance test in fitness for work assessments.

J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]



Ma J, Wang F, Yang J, Dong Y, Su G, Zhang K, Pan X, Ma P, Zhou T, Wu C.

Xiaochaihutang attenuates depressive/anxiety-like behaviors of social isolation-reared mice by regulating monoaminergic system, neurogenesis and BDNF expression.

J Ethnopharmacol. 2017 Aug 17. 5;208:94-104. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

Note: Hindlimb unloading was used.



Quinn A, Sikora I.

The right stuff ‘v’ the right (safe) thing.

J Space Safety Eng. 2017 Jul 13. [Article in Press]

Note: >From the abstract: “The paper presents a review of the SpaceShip2 accident as a case study to highlight the right (safe) things that should be considered in the design, analysis and operations for suborbital operators.”



Cao S, Zhang Y, Guo Y, Chen S.

Human performance time model of spacecraft control panel operation in simulated microgravity.

Aerosp Med Human Perform. 2017 Aug;88(8):743-51. 

Note: A harness suspension system was used.



Chao CJ, Wu SY, Yau YJ, Feng WY, Tseng FY.

Effects of three-dimensional virtual reality and traditional training methods on mental workload and training performance.

Hum Factors Man. 2017 Jul;27(4):187-96.



Brandizzi F.

Transport from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi in plants: Where are we now?

Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Cheng H, Hao M, Wang W, Mei D, Wells R, Liu J, Wang H, Sang S, Tang M, Zhou R, Chu W, Fu L, Hu Q.

Integrative RNA- and miRNA-profile analysis reveals a likely role of BR and auxin signaling in branch angle regulation of B. napus

Int J Mol Sci. 2017 May 8;18(5):E887.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Eysholdt-Derzso E, Sauter M.

Root bending is antagonistically affected by hypoxia and ERF-mediated transcription via auxin signaling.

Plant Physiol. 2017 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Hamant O, Haswell ES.

Life behind the wall: Sensing mechanical cues in plants.

BMC Biol. 2017 Jul 11;15(1):59. Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Liu Y, Dong Q, Kita D, Huang JB, Liu G, Wu X, Zhu X, Cheung AY, Wu HM, Tao LZ.

RopGEF1 plays a critical role in polar auxin transport in early development.

Plant Physiol. 2017 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Singh KL, Mukherjee A, Kar RK.

Early axis growth during seed germination is gravitropic and mediated by ROS and calcium.

J Plant Physiol. 2017 Sep;216:181-7. Epub 2017 Jul 4.



Yuan P, Jauregui E, Du L, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW.

Calcium signatures and signaling events orchestrate plant-microbe interactions.

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2017 Aug;38:173-83. Review.

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