NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 23 August 2013 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013

Next list: September 6, 2013


Papers deriving from NASA support:



Strangman GE, Li Z, Zhang Q.

Depth sensitivity and source-detector separations for near infrared spectroscopy based on the Colin27 brain template.

PLoS One. 2013 Aug 1;8(8):e66319.

(PI: G.E. Strangman)

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Goodwin TJ, McCarthy M, Osterrieder N, Cohrs RJ, Kaufer BB.

Three-dimensional normal human neural progenitor tissue-like assemblies: A model of persistent varicella-zoster virus infection.

PLoS Pathog. 2013 Aug;9(8):e1003512. Epub 2013 Aug 1.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Singleterry RC.

Radiation engineering analysis of shielding materials to assess their ability to protect astronauts in deep space from energetic particle radiation.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:49-54.

(PI: C. Sandridge)

NOTE: This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Nuth M, Kennedy AR.

Mitigating effects of L-selenomethionine on low-dose iron ion radiation-induced changes in gene expression associated with cellular stress.

Oncol Lett. 2013 Jul;6(1):35-42. Epub 2013 May 23.

(PI: A.R. Kennedy)

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.



von Neubeck C, Shankaran H, Geniza MJ, Kauer PM, Robinson RJ, Chrisler WB, Sowa MB.

Integrated experimental and computational approach to understand the effects of heavy ion radiation on skin homeostasis.

Integr Biol (Camb). 2013 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: M.B. Sowa)



Suman S, Rodriguez OC, Winters TA, Fornace AJ Jr, Albanese C, Datta K.

Therapeutic and space radiation exposure of mouse brain causes impaired DNA repair response and premature senescence by chronic oxidant production.

Aging (Albany NY). 2013 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]

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

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Suman S, Datta K, Chakraborty K, Kulkarni SS, Doiron K, Fornace AJ Jr, Sree Kumar K, Hauer-Jensen M, Ghosh SP.

Gamma tocotrienol, a potent radioprotector, preferentially upregulates expression of anti-apoptotic genes to promote intestinal cell survival.

Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print]

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



Shay JW.

Determining if telomeres matter in colon cancer initiation or progression.

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Aug 21;105(16):1166-8. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

(PIs: J.W. Shay; J. Minna/J.W. Shay/NSCOR; A.J. Fornace Jr/J.W. Shay/NSCOR)

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Muir JW, Kiel DP, Hannan M, Magaziner J, Rubin CT.

Dynamic parameters of balance which correlate to elderly persons with a history of falls.

PLoS One. 2013 Aug 5;8(8):e70566.

(PI: C.T. Rubin)

NOTE: Analysis includes data from a bed rest study. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Love SG, Reagan ML.

Delayed voice communication.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:89-95.

NOTE: This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Paul AL, Zupanska AK, Schultz ER, Ferl RJ.

Organ-specific remodeling of the Arabidopsis transcriptome in response to spaceflight.

BMC Plant Biol. 2013 Aug 7;13:112.

(PIs: A-L. Paul, R.J. Ferl)

NOTE: ISS results (STS-129, STS-130, STS-131 missions). This article may be obtained online without charge. A video of control and flight plants relating to an earlier article by Paul and Ferl is featured on the BMC Plant Biology home page (scroll down):



Nakashima J, Liao F, Sparks JA, Tang Y, Blancaflor EB.

The actin cytoskeleton is a suppressor of the endogenous skewing behaviour of Arabidopsis primary roots in microgravity.

Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2013 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: E.B. Blancaflor)

NOTE: STS-131 results.



Williamson JP, Emmert GL.

A flow injection analysis system for monitoring silver (I) ion and iodine residuals in recycled water from recovery systems used for spaceflight.

Anal Chim Acta. 2013 Aug 20;792:72-8. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

(PI: J.P. Williamson, NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship)



Abercromby AF, Gernhardt ML, Jadwick J.

Evaluation of dual multi-mission space exploration vehicle operations during simulated planetary surface exploration.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct;90(2):203-14.

NOTE: This article and the following three articles appear in the issue on the topic “NASA’s 2010 Desert Research and Technology Studies Mission Objectives and Results.” The Table of Contents can be viewed by going to the publisher’s abstract and then clicking on the Volume/Issue. The last article below is on a similar topic but it appeared in a subsequent issue.



Love SG, Bleacher JE.

Crew roles and interactions in scientific space exploration.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct;90(2):318-31.



Litaker HL Jr, Thompson SG, Szabo R, Twyford ES, Conlee CS, Howard RL Jr.

Dual rover human habitation field study.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct;90(2):378-90.



Litaker HL Jr, Archer RD, Szabo R, Twyford ES, Conlee CS, Howard RL.

Human habitation field study of the Habitat Demonstration Unit (HDU)

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct;90(2):391-405.



Abercromby AF, Chappell SP, Gernhardt ML.

Desert RATS 2011: Human and robotic exploration of near-Earth asteroids.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:34-48.

NOTE: This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Other papers of interest:



Caiani EG, Pellegrini A, Bolea J, Sotaquira M, Almeida R, Vaïda P.

Impaired T-wave amplitude adaptation to heart-rate induced by cardiac deconditioning after 5-days of head-down bed-rest.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:166-72.

NOTE: Bed rest study. This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Raffalt PC, Hovgaard-Hansen L, Jensen BR.

Running on a lower-body positive pressure treadmill: VO2max, respiratory response, and vertical ground reaction force.

Res Q Exerc Sport. 2013 Jun;84(2):213-22.



Perry BG, Schlader ZJ, Barnes MJ, Cochrane DJ, Lucas SJ, Mündel T.

Hemodynamic response to upright resistance exercise: Effect of load and repetition.

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]



Matsuse H, Shiba N, Takano Y, Yamada S, Ohshima H, Tagawa Y.

Cycling exercise to resist electrically stimulated antagonist increases oxygen uptake in males: Pilot study.

J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013 Jul;50(4):545-54.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Schwartz CE, Lambert EA, Medow MS, Stewart JM.

Disruption of phase synchronization between blood pressure and muscle sympathetic nerve activity in postural vasovagal syncope.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]



Ishihara A, Nagatomo F, Fujino H, Kondo H, Ohira Y.

Decreased succinate dehydrogenase activity of gamma and alpha motoneurons in mouse spinal cords following 13 weeks of exposure to microgravity.

Neurochem Res. 2013 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]

NOTE: ISS results.



Krisanova N, Kasatkina L, Sivko R, Borysov A, Nazarova A, Slenzka K, Borisova T.

Neurotoxic potential of lunar and martian dust: Influence on Em, proton gradient, active transport, and binding of glutamate in rat brain nerve terminals.



Magne H, Savary-Auzeloux I, Rémond D, Dardevet D.

Nutritional strategies to counteract muscle atrophy caused by disuse and to improve recovery.

Nutr Res Rev. 2013 Aug 9:1-17. [Epub ahead of print]



Milovanovic P, Zimmermann EA, Hahn M, Djonic D, Püschel K, Djuric M, Amling M, Busse B.

Osteocytic canalicular networks: Morphological implications for altered mechanosensitivity.

ACS Nano. 2013 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]



Tavares AA, Tavares JM.

Computational modeling of cellular effects post-irradiation with low- and high-LET particles and different absorbed doses.

Dose Response. 2013;11(2):191-206.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.



Dachev TP, Tomov BT, Matviichuk YN, Dimitrov PG, Bankov NG, Reitz G, Horneck G, Häder DP, Lebert M, Schuster M.

Relativistic electron fluxes and dose rate variations observed on the International Space Station.

J Atmosph Solar Terrest Phys. 2013 Jul;99:150-6.

NOTE: ISS results.



Semkova J, Koleva R, Maltchev S, Bankov N, Benghin V, Chernykh I, Shurshakov V, Petrov V.

Radiation characteristics in the spherical tissue-equivalent phantom on the ISS during solar activity minimum according to the data from Liulin-5 experiment.

J Atmosph Solar Terrest Phys. 2013 Jul;99:157-63.

NOTE: ISS results.



Coy SL, Krylov EV, Nazarov EG, Fornace AJ Jr, Kidd RD.

Differential mobility spectrometry with nanospray ion source as a compact detector for small organics and inorganics.

Int J Ion Mobil Spectrom. 2013 Sep;16(3):217-27.



Baqué M, de Vera JP, Rettberg P, Billi D.

The BOSS and BIOMEX space experiments on the EXPOSE-R2 mission: Endurance of the desert cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis under simulated space vacuum, Martian atmosphere, UVC radiation and temperature extremes.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:180-6.

NOTE: Future ISS experiment. This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Sienko KH, Balkwill MD, Oddsson LI, Wall C 3rd.

The effect of vibrotactile feedback on postural sway during locomotor activities.

J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Aug 9;10:93.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Bulea TC, Kilicarslan A, Ozdemir R, Paloski WH, Contreras-Vidal JL.

Simultaneous scalp electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and whole-body segmental inertial recording for multi-modal neural decoding.

J Vis Exp. 2013 Jul 26;(77):e50602.

NOTE: This article and video may be obtained online without charge.



Tarnutzer AA, Lasker AG, Zee DS.

Continuous theta-burst stimulation of the right superior temporal gyrus impairs self-motion perception.

Exp Brain Res. 2013 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]



Arshad Q, Nigmatullina Y, Roberts RE, Bhrugubanda V, Asavarut P, Bronstein AM.

Left cathodal trans-cranial direct current stimulation of the parietal cortex leads to an asymmetrical modulation of the vestibular-ocular reflex.

Brain Stimul. 2013 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Arnoldussen DM, Goossens J, van den Berg AV.

Visual perception of axes of head rotation.

Front Behav Neurosci. 2013 Feb 15;7:11.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Piovesan D, Pierobon A, DiZio P, Lackner JR.

Experimental measure of arm stiffness during single reaching movements with a time-frequency analysis.

J Neurophysiol. 2013 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]



Tafforin C.

The Mars-500 crew in daily life activities: An ethological study.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:69-76.

NOTE: This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Imhof B, Hoheneder W, Vogel K, Drudi L.

How the design of a sleeping bag can support counter-measuring fatigue.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:123-30.

NOTE: Article includes description and analysis of sleeping bag use on various space flights. This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Schenten V, Guéguinou N, Baatout S, Frippiat JP.

Modulation of Pleurodeles waltl DNA polymerase mu expression by extreme conditions encountered during spaceflight.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 31;8(7):e69647.

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



Frippiat JP.

Contribution of the urodele amphibian Pleurodeles waltl to the analysis of spaceflight-associated immune system deregulation.

Mol Immunol. 2013 Jul 31;56(4):434-41. [Epub ahead of print]

NOTE: This review article includes a list of space flights that carried experiments using this organism and descriptions of some of the experiments.



Li Q, Mei Q, Huyan T, Xie L, Che S, Yang H, Zhang M, Huang Q.

Effects of simulated microgravity on primary human NK cells.

NOTE: Used rotating wall vessel apparatus to simulate microgravity.



Pan W, Xu J, Tsukamoto K, Koizumi M, Yamazaki T, Zhou R, Li A, Fu Y.

Crystal growth of hen egg-white lysozyme (HEWL) under various gravity conditions.

J Cryst Growth. 2013 Aug 15:377:43-50.

NOTE: Foton, parabolic flight results discussed.



Monshausen GB, Haswell ES.

A force of nature: Molecular mechanisms of mechanoperception in plants.

J Exp Bot. 2013 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]



Jiang H, Sun SX.

Cellular pressure and volume regulation and implications for cell mechanics.

Biophys J. 2013 Aug 6;105(3):609-19.



Aguilar-Cuenca R, Juanes-García A, Vicente-Manzanares M.

Myosin II in mechanotransduction: Master and commander of cell migration, morphogenesis, and cancer.

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2013 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]



Chen B, Zhang A, Lu Q, Kuang T, Lu C, Wen X.

Characterization of photosystem I in rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings upon exposure to random positioning machine.

Photosynth Res. 2013 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]



Huang SJ, Chang CL, Wang PH, Tsai MC, Hsu PH, Chang IF.

A type III ACC synthase, ACS7, is involved in root gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana.

J Exp Bot. 2013 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Arena C, De Micco V, Aronne G, Pugliese M, Virzo De Santo A, De Maio A.

Response of Phaseolus vulgaris L. plants to low-LET ionizing radiation: Growth and oxidative stress.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:107-14.

NOTE: This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Viscio MA, Gargioli E, Hoffman JA, Maggiore P, Messidoro A, Viola N.

A methodology to support strategic decisions in future human space exploration: From scenario definition to building blocks assessment.

Acta Astronaut. 2013 Oct-Nov;91:198-217.

NOTE: This article may (temporarily?) be obtained online without charge.



Knight K.

JEB author selected for NASA astronaut training.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Sep 1;216(Pt 17):3183-4.

NOTE: This article describes the career and interests of Jessica Meir [search meir ju in PubMed], selected in June 2013 for the astronaut training program.

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