NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #628 - 19 December 2014

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014


Please note that the next issue of SPACELINE Current Awareness will be released January 2.

Papers deriving from NASA support:


Hussan JR, Hunter PJ, Gladding PA, Greenberg N, Christie R, Wu A, Sorby H, Thomas JD.

ICMA: An integrated cardiac modeling and analysis platform.

(PI: J.D. Thomas)

Note:This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor:4.621

Funding:"This work was funded by NSBRI grant no CA02203."


Vignaux G, Ndong J, Perrien D, Elefteriou F.

Inner ear vestibular signals regulate bone remodeling via the sympathetic nervous system.

J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: F. Elefteriou; G. Vignaux, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)

Journal Impact Factor:6.589

Funding:"This work was supported by grant NNX12AL35G from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (FE), a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (GV, NASA NCC 9-58) and grant Number S10 RR027631 from the National Institutes of Health (Dr. Daniel Perrien)."


Osdoba KE, Mann T, Redden JP, Vickers Z.

Using food to reduce stress: Effects of choosing meal components and preparing a meal.

Food Qual Prefer. 2015 Jan;39:241-5.

(PI: Z. Vickers)

Journal Impact Factor:2.727

Funding:"This material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX12AE56G. This research has been supported in part by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station."

Note:This article may be obtained online without charge.


Wagner HS, Ahlstrom B, Redden JP, Vickers Z, Mann T.

The myth of comfort food.

Health Psychol. 2014 Dec;33(12):1552-7. Epub 2014 Aug 18.

(PI: Z. Vickers)

Journal Impact Factor:3.954

Funding:"This research was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award #NNX12AE56G to ZV, JR, and TM."


Hamilton ES, Schlegel AM, Haswell ES.

United in diversity: Mechanosensitive ion channels in plants.

Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2014 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: E.S. Haswell)

Journal Impact Factor:18.9

Funding:"Our current work on MS ion channels in plants is supported by the National Science Foundation (MCB-1253103), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NNX13AM55G), and the National Institutes of Health (2R01GM084211)."


Phipps WS, Yin Z, Bae C, Sharpe JZ, Bishara AM, Nelson ES, Weaver AS, Brown D, McKay TL, Griffin D, Chan EY.

Reduced-gravity environment hardware demonstrations of a prototype miniaturized flow cytometer and companion microfluidic mixing technology.

J Vis Exp. 2014 Nov 13;(93).

(PI: E.Y. Chan)

Journal Impact Factor:Not available for this journal.

Funding:"Hardware development was supported by the NASA SBIR Contracts NNX09CA44C and NNX10CA97C. Data analysis for the optical block and sample loader demonstrations was supported by NASA Phase III Contract NNC11CA04C."


Other papers of interest:


Liu H, Xie Q, Xin BM, Liu JL, Liu Y, Li YZ, Wang JP.

Inhibition of autophagy recovers cardiac dysfunction and atrophy in response to tail-suspension.

Life Sci. 2014 Dec 2. pii: S0024-3205(14)00903-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Note:Hindlimb unloading study.


Balsamo M, Barravecchia I, Mariotti S, Merenda A, De Cesari C, Vukich M, Angeloni D.

Molecular and cellular characterization of space flight effects on microvascular endothelial cell function Preparatory work for the SFEF Project.

MicrogravitySci Technol. 2014 Dec;26(6):351-63.


Nollet M, Santucci-Darmanin S, Breuil V, Al-Sahlanee R, Cros C, Topi M, Momier D, Samson M, Pagnotta S, Cailleteau L, Battaglia S, Farlay D, Dacquin R, Barois N, Jurdic P, Boivin G, Heymann D, Lafont F, Shou Lu S, Dempster D, Carle G, Pierrefite-Carle V.

Autophagy in osteoblasts is involved in mineralization and bone homeostasis.


Worton LE, Kwon RY, Gardiner EM, Gross TS, Srinivasan S.

Enhancement of flow-induced AP-1 gene expression by Cyclosporin A requires NFAT-independent signaling in bone cells.

Cell Mol Bioeng. 2014 Jun 1;7(2):254-65.


Khajuria DK, Razdan R, Mahapatra DR.

[Effect of combined treatment with zoledronic acid and propranolol on mechanical strength in a rat model of disuse osteoporosis].

Rev Bras Reumatol. 2014 Oct 23. pii: S0482-5004(14)00205-8. [Epub ahead of print] Portuguese.

Note:Hindlimb unloading study.


Sun J, Liu X, Tong J, Sun L, Xu H, Shi L, Zhang J.

Fluid shear stress induces calcium transients in osteoblasts through depolarization of osteoblastic membrane.

J Biomech. 2014 Dec 18;47(16):3903-8. Epub 2014 Oct 16.


Zhang J, Hu B, Chen W, Moore P, Xu T, Dong Q, Liu Z, Luo Y, Chen S.

Quantitative EEG and its correlation with cardiovascular, cognition and mood state: An integrated study in simulated microgravity.

MicrogravitySci Technol. 2014 Dec;26(6):401-18.

Note:Head-down tilt bed rest study.


Stavrou NA, McDonnell AC, Eiken O, Mekjavic IB.

Psychological strain: Examining the effect of hypoxic bedrest and confinement.

Physiol Behav. 2014 Dec 5;139C:497-504. [Epub ahead of print]

Note:Bed rest study.


Ding L, Li X, Hedge A, Hu H, Feathers D, Qin Z, Xiao H, Xue L, Zhou Q.

Optimizing the physical ergonomics indices for the use of partial pressure suits.

Appl Ergon. 2015 Mar;47:72-83. Epub 2014 Sep 19.


Vidyasagar PB, Jagtap SS, Dixit JP, Kamble SM, Dhepe AP.

Effects of short-term hypergravity exposure on germination, growth and photosynthesis ofTriticum aestivumL.

MicrogravitySci Technol. 2014 Dec;26(6):375-84.

Note:Centrifugation was used.


Zhang L, Du L, Poovaiah BW.

Calcium signaling and biotic defense responses in plants.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Oct 31:0. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Richter PR, Liu Y, An Y, Li X, Nasir A, Strauch SM, Becker I, Krger J, Schuster M, Ntefidou M, Daiker V, Haag FWM, Aiach A, Lebert M.

Amino acids as possible alternative nitrogen source for growth ofEuglena gracilisZ in life support systems.

Life Sci Space Res. 2015 Jan;4:1-5.


Guo S, Ai W, Fei J, Xu G, Zeng G, Shen Y.

Study on the kinetic characteristics of trace harmful gases for a two-person-30-day integrated CELSS test.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2014 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print]


Dostal DE, Feng H, Nizamutdinov D, Golden HB, Afroze SH, Dostal JD, Jacob JC, Foster DM, Tong C, Glaser S, Gerilechaogetu F.

Mechanosensing and regulation of cardiac function.

J Clin Exp Cardiolog. 2014 Jun 5;5(6):314. Review.

Note:This article may be obtained online without charge.


Conway DE, Schwartz MA.

Mechanotransduction of shear stress occurs through changes in VE-cadherin and PECAM-1 tension: Implications for cell migration.

Cell Adh Migr. 2014 Oct 3:0. [Epub ahead of print]


Shioji S, Imai S, Ando K, Kumagai K, Matsusue Y.

Extracellular and intracellular mechanisms of mechanotransduction in three-dimensionally embedded rat chondrocytes.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 5;9(12):e114327.

Note:This article may be obtained online without charge.


Dingal PC, Discher DE.

Systems mechanobiology: Tension-inhibited protein turnover is sufficient to physically control gene circuits.

Biophys J. 2014 Dec 2;107(11):2734-43. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

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