NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 17 February 2012 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012


Papers deriving from NASA support:

Shibata S, Levine BD.
The effect of exercise training on biologic vascular age in healthy seniors.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: S. Shibata, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and Career Development Award)

Forsman AD.
The effects of simulated microgravity on the seminiferous tubules of rats.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Feb 15;49(4):807-11.

Britten RA, Davis LK, Johnson AM, Keeney S, Siegel A, Sanford LD, Singletary SJ, Lonart G.
Low (20 cGy) doses of 1 GeV/u (56)Fe-particle radiation lead to a persistent reduction in the spatial learning ability of rats.
Radiat Res. 2012 Feb;177(2):146-51. Epub 2011 Nov 11.
(PI: R.A. Britten)

Patel ZS, Grugan KD, Rustgi AK, Cucinotta FA, Huff JL.
Ionizing radiation enhances esophageal epithelial cell migration and invasion through a paracrine mechanism involving stromal-derived hepatocyte growth factor.
Radiat Res. 2012 Feb;177(2):200-8. Epub 2011 Nov 11.
(PI: J.L. Huff)

Lin ZW, Adams JH Jr., Barghouty AF, Randeniya SD, Tripathi RK, Watts JW, Yepes PP.
Comparisons of several transport models in their predictions in typical space radiation environments.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Feb 15;49(4):797-806.

Minkel JD, Banks S, Htaik O, Moreta MC, Jones CW, McGlinchey EL, Simpson NS, Dinges DF.
Sleep deprivation and stressors: Evidence for elevated negative affect in response to mild stressors when sleep deprived.
Emotion. 2012 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: D.F. Dinges)

Other papers of interest:

Platt DW, Boy GA.
The development of a virtual camera system for astronaut-rover planetary exploration.
Work. 2012 Jan 1;41(0):4532-6.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge:

Oglesby JM.
The application of waste management systems for long duration spaceflight.
Work. 2012 Jan 1;41(0):204-8.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge:

Yusupova AK, Guschin VI, Shved DM, Cheveleva LM.
[Style of communication between mission control centers and space crews]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):18-24. Russian.
NOTE: Communications with ISS.

Antonov AA, Ershova TA, Dudukin AV.
[Effect of adaptive biocontrol sessions in the presence of strong professional skill]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):24-8. Russian.

Mitrikas VG.
[Effect of the ISS Russian segment configuration on the service module radiation environment]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):39-42. Russian.
NOTE: Modeling ISS configurations.

Olatunji LA, Aaron AO, Micheal OS, Oyeyipo IP.
Water ingestion affects orthostatic challenge-induced blood pressure and heart rate responses in young healthy subjects: Gender implications.
Niger J Physiol Sci. 2011 Nov 23;26(1):11-8.

Terada M, Kawano F, Ishioka N, Higashibata A, Majima HJ, Yamazaki T, Watanabe-Asaka T, Niihori M, Nakao R, Yamada S, Mukai C, Ohira Y.
Biomedical analysis of rat body hair after hindlimb suspension for 14 days.
Acta Astronaut. 2012 Apr-May;73:23-9.
NOTE: From abstract: "The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has initiated a human research study to investigate the effects of long-term space flight on gene expression and mineral metabolism by analyzing hair samples of astronauts who stayed in the International Space Station (ISS) for 6 months."

Ilyin VK, Solovieva ZO, Skedina MA, Papp LG.
[Evaluation of efficiency of automated analysis of microflora from test-subjects during 7-day dry immersion]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):43-6. Russian.

Huang Y, Gou X, Hu H, Xu Q, Lu Y, Cheng J.
Enhanced S-adenosyl-L-methionine production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by spaceflight culture, overexpressing methionine adenosyltransferase and optimizing cultivation.
J Appl Microbiol. 2012 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Chinese satellite results.

Toy MF, Richard S, Kuehn J, Franco-Obregon A, Egli M, Depeursinge C.
Enhanced robustness digital holographic microscopy for demanding environment of space biology.
Biomed Opt Express. 2012 Feb 1;3(2):313-26. Epub 2012 Jan 13.
NOTE: Random positioning machine and parabolic flight results. This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central or at the publisher's site.

Thom SR, Milovanova TN, Bogush M, Bhopale VM, Yang M, Bushmann K, Pollock NW, Ljubkovic M, Denoble PJ, Dujic Z.
Microparticle production, neutrophil activation and intravascular bubbles following open-water SCUBA diving.
J Appl Physiol. 2012 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Ushiyama J, Masakado Y, Fujiwara T, Tsuji T, Hase K, Kimura A, Liu M, Ushiba J.
Contraction level-related modulation of corticomuscular coherence differs between the tibialis anterior and soleus muscles in humans.
J Appl Physiol. 2012 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee M, Urata SM, Aguilera JA, Perry CC, Milligan JR.
Modeling the influence of histone proteins on the sensitivity of DNA to ionizing radiation.
Radiat Res. 2012 Feb;177(2):152-63. Epub 2011 Nov 21.

Phan N, De Lisio M, Parise G, Boreham DR.
Biological effects and adaptive response from single and repeated computed tomography scans in reticulocytes and bone marrow of C57BL/6 mice.
Radiat Res. 2012 Feb;177(2):164-75. Epub 2011 Nov 7.

Nahas SA, Davies R, Fike F, Nakamura K, Du L, Kayali R, Martin NT, Concannon P, Gatti RA.
Comprehensive profiling of radiosensitive human cell lines with DNA damage response assays identifies the neutral comet assay as a potential surrogate for clonogenic survival.
Radiat Res. 2012 Feb;177(2):176-86. Epub 2011 Sep 30.

Martinez LM, Kingston J.
Space radiation analysis: Radiation effects and particle interaction outside the Earth's magnetosphere using GRAS and GEANT4.
Acta Astronaut. 2012 Mar-Apr;72: 156-64.
NOTE: This research models the space radiation environment in ISS and an inflatable TransHab module.

Sihver L, Lantz M, Takechi M, Kohama A, Ferrari A, Cerutti F, Sato T.
A comparison of total reaction cross section models used in particle and heavy ion transport codes.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Feb 15;49(4):812-9.

Semkova J, Koleva R, Maltchev St, Bankov N, Benghin V, Chernykh I, Shurshakov V, Petrov V, Drobyshev S, Nikolaev I .
Depth dose measurements with the Liulin-5 experiment inside the spherical phantom of the MATROSHKA-R project onboard the International Space Station.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Feb 1;49(3):471-8.
NOTE: ISS results.

Yatagai F, Honma M, Ukai A, Omori K, Suzuki H, Shimazu T, Takahashi A, Ohnishi T, Dohmae N, Ishioka N.
Preliminary results of space experiment: Implications for the effects of space radiation and microgravity on survival and mutation induction in human cells.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Feb 1;49(3):479-86.
NOTE: ISS results.

Repina LA.
[Effect of accelerated heavy ions of carbon 12C, neon 20Ne and iron 56Fe on the chromosomal apparatus of human blood lymphocytes in vitro]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):33-8. Russian.

Lazarev AO, Gordeev YV, Krotov VP.
[Some clinical outcomes of fractional gamma-irradiation of primates]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):54-6. Russian.

Senot P, Zago M, Le Seac'h A, Zaoui M, Berthoz A, Lacquaniti F, McIntyre J.
When up is down in 0g: How gravity sensing affects the timing of interceptive actions.
J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 8;32(6):1969-73.
NOTE: Parabolic flight results.

Assaiante C.
Action and representation of action during childhood and adolescence: A functional approach.
Neurophysiol Clin. 2012 Jan-Feb;42(1-2):43-51. Epub 2011 Oct 19.
NOTE: This article, which has a short section on postural adaptation of the spatial reference frames to microgravity, may be obtained online without charge when accessed via the Table of Contents.

Seemungal BM, Guzman-Lopez J, Arshad Q, Schultz SR, Walsh V, Yousif N.
Vestibular activation differentially modulates human early visual cortex and V5/MT excitability and response entropy.
Cereb Cortex. 2012 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

O Maoileidigh D, Nicola EM, Hudspeth AJ.
The diverse effects of mechanical loading on active hair bundles.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):1943-8. Epub 2012 Jan 20.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Postnova S, Layden A, Robinson PA, Phillips AJ, Abeysuriya RG.
Exploring sleepiness and entrainment on permanent shift schedules in a physiologically based model.
J Biol Rhythms. 2012 Feb;27(1):91-102.

Gorgiladze GI, Bukiya RD, Kalandarishvili EL, Korotkova EV, Taktakishvili AD, Davitashvili MT, Gelashvili NS.
[Plasticity of stastocyst inertial mass in terraneous gastropods Helix lucorum and Pomatias rivulare in altering gravitational field (microgravity, hypergravity)]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):28-33. Russian.
NOTE: ISS results.

Komissarova DV, Gurieva TS, Sychev VN.
[Dynamics of calcium utilization for skeleton formation in Japanese quail embryos under the microgravity condition]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):52-3. Russian.
NOTE: Mir results.

Xiao Y, Liu Y, Wang G.
Involvement of nitric oxide in the mechanism of biochemical alterations induced by simulated microgravity in Microcystis aeruginosa.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Mar 1;49(5):850-8.
NOTE: Microgravity was simulated with a rotary cell culture system.

Fadda S, Cincotti A, Cao G.
A novel population balance model to investigate the kinetics of in vitro cell proliferation: Part II. Numerical solution, parameters' determination, and model outcomes.
Biotechnol Bioeng. 2012 Mar;109(3):782-96. Epub 2011 Nov 13.
NOTE: Relevance of the model to microgravity (modeled) is discussed.

Risca VI, Wang EB, Chaudhuri O, Chia JJ, Geissler PL, Fletcher DA.
Actin filament curvature biases branching direction.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Galkin VE, Orlova A, Egelman EH.
Actin filaments as tension sensors.
Curr Biol. 2012 Feb 7;22(3):R96-R101.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Lai T, Chiam KH.
Mechanochemical model of cell migration on substrates of varying stiffness.
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2011 Dec;84(6-1):061907. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

Kutschera U, Briggs WR.
Root phototropism: From dogma to the mechanism of blue light perception.
Planta. 2012 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Xu C, Yin X, Lv Y, Wu C, Zhang Y, Song T.
A near-null magnetic field affects cryptochrome-related hypocotyl growth and flowering in Arabidopsis.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Mar 1;49(5):834-40.

Hao Z, Li Y, Cai W, Wu P, Liu Y, Wang G.
Possible nutrient limiting factor in long term operation of closed aquatic ecosystem.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Mar 1;49(5):841-9.

Chen M, Deng S, Yang Y, Huang Y, Liu C.
Efficacy of oxygen-supplying capacity of Azolla in a controlled life support system.
Adv Space Res. 2012 Feb 1;49(3):487-92.

Shipov AA, Myznikov IL.
[Journal "Aerospace and Ecological Medicine" in the content of international science data bases. Aerospace medicine]
Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;45(5):59-60. Russian.

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