NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #604 27 June 2014

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014

Thank you to all who completed the Current Awareness Survey; we appreciate your input. We have analyzed the results and, in response to suggestions, are adding two new features to the NASA section of the lists: Journal Impact Factor numbers and Funding information.

The Journal Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.  It is often used as an indication of the importance of the journal. For more information, go to

Funding information will be copied verbatim from the acknowledgements section of the article.

Papers deriving from NASA support:

Hsi RS, Dunmire B, Cunitz BW, He X, Sorensen MD, Harper JD, Bailey MR, LendvayTS.
Content and face validation of a curriculum for ultrasonic propulsion of calculi in a human renal model.
J Endourol. 2014 Apr;28(4):459-63. Epub 2014 Jan 2.
(PI: M.R. Bailey)
NOTE: Journal Impact Factor: 2.074. Funding: “This work was supported by the NIH DK43881, DK092197, and NSBRI through NASA NCC 9-58.”
Hu M, Cheng J, Bethel N, Serra-Hsu F, Ferreri S, Lin L, Qin YX.
Interrelation between external oscillatory muscle coupling amplitude and in vivo intramedullary pressure related bone adaptation.
(PI: Y.X. Qin)
NOTE: Hindlimb unloading study. Journal Impact Factor: 3.823. Funding: “The authors greatly appreciate the kind support from the National Institute of Health (R01 AR52379 and AR61821), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and National Space Biomedical Research Institute through the NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC 9–58.”
Shirazi-Fard Y, Metzger CE, Kwaczala AT, Judex S, Bloomfield SA, Hogan HA.
Moderate intensity resistive exercise improves metaphyseal cancellous bone recovery following an initial disuse period, but does not mitigate decrements during a subsequent disuse period in adult rats.
(PIs: H.A. Hogan; S. Judex)
NOTE: Hindlimb unloading study. Journal Impact Factor: 3.823. Funding: “This study was funded by NASA through NNX08AQ35G.”
Wu L, Lin L, Qin YX.
Enhancement of cell ingrowth, proliferation and early differentiation in a 3-d SiC scaffold using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound.
Tissue Eng Part A. 2014 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: Y.X. Qin)
NOTE: Journal Impact Factor: 4.065. Funding: This study was kindly supported by the National Institute of Health (R01 AR52379, AR49286, and 60621), National Space Biomedical Research Institute through the NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58, NYSTAR, and US Army Medical Research.”
Casner SM, Schooler JW.
Thoughts in flight: Automation use and pilots' task-related and task-unrelated thought.
Hum Factors. 2014 May;56(3):433-42.
NOTE: Journal Impact Factor:  1.182. Funding: “This work was supported by the Aviation Safety Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”
Parihar VK, Allen BD, Tran K, Chmielewski NN, Craver BM, Martirosian V, Morganti JM, Rosi S, Vlkolinsky R, Acharya M, Nelson GA, Allen AR, Limoli C.
Targeted overexpression of mitochondrial catalase prevents radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction.
Antioxid Redox Signal. 2014 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
(PIs: C. Limoli; G.A. Nelson/C. Limoli/NSCOR)
NOTE: Journal Impact Factor: 7.189. Funding: “This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health NINDS Grant R01 NS074388 (CLL) and by NASA Grants NNX13AD59G (CLL) and NNX10AD59G (SR, RV, GAN, AA, CLL).”
Other papers of interest:
Albi E, Ambesi-Impiombato FS, Lazzarini A, Lazzarini R, Floridi A, Cataldi S, Loreti E, Ferri I, Curcio F.
Reinterpretation of mouse thyroid changes under space conditions: The contribution of confinement to damage. 
NOTE: ISS results.
Lanir Y.
Mechanistic micro-structural theory of soft tissues growth and remodeling: Tissues with unidirectional fibers.
Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2014 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Brubakk AO, Ross JA, Thom SR.
Saturation diving; physiology and pathophysiology.
Compr Physiol. 2014 Jul 1;4(3):1229-72.
Mahon RT, Regis DP.
Decompression and decompression sickness.
Compr Physiol. 2014 Jul 1;4(3):1157-75.
McDonnell AC, Eiken O, Mekjavic PJ, Mekjavic IB.
Circadian rhythm of peripheral perfusion during 10-day hypoxic confinement and bed rest.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Bed rest study.
Gill M, Natoli MJ, Vacchiano C, MacLeod DB, Ikeda K, Qin M, Pollock NW, Moon RE, Pieper C, Vann RD.
Effects of elevated oxygen and carbon dioxide partial pressures on respiratory function and cognitive performance.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Jun 19. pii: jap.00995.2013. [Epub ahead of print]
Brown WS, Khalili JS, Rodriguez-Cruz TG, Lizee G, McIntyre BW.
B-Raf regulation of integrin α4β1-mediated resistance to shear stress through changes in cell spreading and cytoskeletal association in T cells.
J Biol Chem. 2014 Jun 16. pii: jbc.M114.562918. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge while in press.
Yang CX, He Y, Gao YF, Wang HP, Goswami N.
Changes in calpains and calpastatin in the soleus muscle of Daurian ground squirrels during hibernation.
Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2014 Jun 14. pii: S1095-6433(14)00116-0. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Hindlimb unloading study.
Chapman MA, Zhang J, Banerjee I, Guo LT, Zhang Z, Shelton GD, Ouyang K, Lieber RL, Chen J.
Disruption of both nesprin 1 and desmin results in nuclear anchorage defects and fibrosis in skeletal muscle.
Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jun 18. pii: ddu310. [Epub ahead of print]
Eftestol E, Alver TN, Gundersen K, Bruusgaard JC.
Overexpression of SMPX in adult skeletal muscle does not change skeletal muscle fiber type or size.
PLoS One. 2014 Jun 17;9(6):e99232.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Obri A, Makinistoglu MP, Zhang H, Karsenty G.
HDAC4 integrates PTH and sympathetic signaling in osteoblasts.
J Cell Biol. 2014 Jun 23;205(6):771-80. Epub 2014 Jun 16.
Saada HN, Said UZ, Mahdy EM, Elmezayen HE, Shedid SM.
Fish oil omega-3 fatty acids reduce the severity of radiation-induced oxidative stress in the rat brain.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Jun 17:1-25. [Epub ahead of print]
Szumiel I.
Ionising radiation-induced oxidative stress, epigenetic changes and genomic instability: The pivotal role of mitochondria.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Jun 17:1-55. [Epub ahead of print]
Greene-Schloesser DM, Kooshki M, Payne V, D Agostino RB Jr, Wheeler KT,
Metheny-Barlow LJ, Robbins ME.
Cellular response of the rat brain to single doses of (137)Cs γ rays does not predict its response to prolonged “biologically equivalent" fractionated doses.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Jun 17:1-33. [Epub ahead of print]
Hong MJ, Kim JB, Yoon YH, Kim SH, Ahn JW, Jeong IY, Kang SY, Seo YW, Kim DS.
The effects of chronic gamma irradiation on oxidative stress response and the expression of anthocyanin biosynthesis-related genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum).
Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Jun 17:1-31. [Epub ahead of print]
Dern S, Vogt T, Abeln V, Struder HK, Schneider S.
Psychophysiological responses of artificial gravity exposure to humans.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Hypergravity was used.
McKendrick R, Shaw T, de Visser E, Saqer H, Kidwell B, Parasuraman R.
Team performance in networked supervisory control of unmanned air vehicles: Effects of automation, working memory, and communication content.
Hum Factors. 2014 May;56(3):463-75.
van Tongeren SP, Roest HI, Degener JE, Harmsen HJ.
Bacillus anthracis-like bacteria and other B. cereus group members in a microbial community within the International Space Station: A challenge for rapid and easy molecular detection of virulent B. anthracis.
PLoS One. 2014 Jun 19;9(6):e98871.
NOTE: ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Sato A, Sasaki S, Matsuzaki J, Yamamoto KT.
Light-dependent gravitropism and negative phototropism of inflorescence stems in a dominant Aux/IAA mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana, axr2.
J Plant Res. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Bryan MT, Duckles H, Feng S, Hsiao ST, Kim HR, Serbanovic-Canic J, Evans PC.
Mechanoresponsive networks controlling vascular inflammation.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Jun 19. pii: ATVBAHA.114.303424. [Epub ahead of print]
Chow MJ, Turcotte R, Lin CP, Zhang Y.
Arterial extracellular matrix: A mechanobiological study of the contributions and interactions of elastin and collagen.
Biophys J. 2014 Jun 17;106(12):2684-92.
Bae YH, Mui KL, Hsu BY, Liu SL, Cretu A, Razinia Z, Xu T, Pure, Assoian RK.
A FAK-Cas-Rac-lamellipodin signaling module transduces extracellular matrix stiffness into mechanosensitive cell cycling.
Sci Signal. 2014 Jun 17;7(330):ra57.
Smith MA, Hoffman LM, Beckerle MC.
LIM proteins in actin cytoskeleton mechanoresponse.
Trends Cell Biol. 2014 Jun 2. pii: S0962-8924(14)00074-9. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

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