NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #632 - 23 January 2015

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015


Papers deriving from NASA support:



Sofronova SI, Tarasova OS, Gaynullina D, Borzykh AA, Behnke BJ, Stabley JN, McCullough DJ, Maraj JJ, Hanna ME, Muller-Delp JM, Vinogradova OL, Delp MD.

Spaceflight on the Bion-M1 biosatellite alters cerebral artery vasomotor and mechanical properties in mice.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Jan 15:jap.00976.2014. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: M.D. Delp

Note: Bion-M1 results.

Journal Impact Factor: 3.434

Funding: “This study was supported by the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Russian Academy of Sciences and M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Program of Development as well as grants from NASA (NNX08AQ62G and NNX09AP06G) and the National Institutes of Health (AG-31317).”



Kwon T, Sparks JA, Nakashima J, Allen SN, Tang Y, Blancaflor EB.

Transcriptional response of Arabidopsis seedlings during spaceflight reveals peroxidase and cell wall remodeling genes associated with root hair development.

Am J Bot. 2015 Jan;102(1):21-35. Epub 2015 Jan 6.

PI: E.B. Blancaflor

Note: STS-131 results. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.463

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA grants NNX10AF43G and NNX12AM94G).”



Bigley AB, Rezvani K, Pistillo M, Reed J, Agha N, Kunz H, O’Connor DP, Sekine T, Bollard CM, Simpson RJ.

Acute exercise preferentially redeploys NK-cells with a highly-differentiated phenotype and augments cytotoxicity against lymphoma and multiple myeloma target cells. Part II: Impact of latent cytomegalovirus infection and catecholamine sensitivity.

Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: R.J. Simpson

Journal Impact Factor: 6.128

Funding: “This work was supported by NASA Grant NNX12AB48G to R.J. Simpson.”



Wilson JW, Slaba TC, Badavi FF, Reddell BD, Bahadori AA.

3DHZETRN: Shielded ICRU spherical phantom.

Life Sci Space Res. 2015 Jan 19. [Article in Press] 

PI: J. Norbury

Journal Impact Factor: 1.183

Funding: No funding cited.



Samoudi G, Jivegård M, Mulavara AP, Bergquist F.

Effects of stochastic vestibular galvanic stimulation and LDOPA on balance and motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Brain Stimul. 2014 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: A.P. Mulavara

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 5.432

Funding: “The study was supported by the Swedish Research Council, grant no 2009-2618 and in part through the NASA Cooperative agreement NCC9-58 with NSBRI (SA2001) and NIH grant RO1-DC009031.”



Descartin KS, Menger RP, Watkins SD.

Application of advances in telemedicine for long-duration space flight.

Houston, TX: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. 2015 January; 62 p.

Report No.: NASA/TM-2015-218562

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this publication.

Funding: Sponsoring agency is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.




Other papers of interest:



Norsk P, Asmar A, Damgaard M, Christensen NJ.

Fluid shifts, vasodilatation and ambulatory blood pressure reduction during long duration spaceflight.

J Physiol. 2015 2015 Jan 12. [Article in Press]

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



Vermillion KL, Anderson KJ, Hampton M, Andrews MT.

Gene expression changes controlling distinct adaptations in the heart and skeletal muscle of a hibernating mammal.

Physiol Genomics. 2015 Jan 8:physiolgenomics.00108.2014. [Epub ahead of print]



Reulecke S, Charleston-Villalobos S, Voss A, Gonzalez-Camarena R, Gaitan-Gonzalez MJ, Gonzalez-Hermosillo J, Hernandez-Pacheco G, Aljama-Corrales T.

Gender differences in cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory coupling in healthy subjects during head-up tilt test by joint symbolic dynamics.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:3402-5.



Haase K, Pelling AE.

Investigating cell mechanics with atomic force microscopy.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Mar 6;12(104):pii: 20140970. Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge at the publisher's website: 



Shi ZX, Rao W, Wang H, Wang ND, Si JW, Zhao J, Li JC, Wang ZR.

Modeled microgravity suppressed invasion and migration of human glioblastoma U87 cells through downregulating store-operated calcium entry.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: A 2D clinostat was used.



Heidlauf T, Röhrle O.

A multiscale chemo-electro-mechanical skeletal muscle model to analyze muscle contraction and force generation for different muscle fiber arrangements.

Front Physiol. 2014 Dec 23;5:498.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Sun YX, Li L, Corry KA, Zhang P, Yang Y, Himes E, Mihuti CL, Nelson C, Dai G, Li J.

Deletion of Nrf2 reduces skeletal mechanical properties and decreases load-driven bone formation.



Cosmi F, Steimberg N, Mazzoleni G.

A mesoscale study of the degradation of bone structural properties in modeled microgravity conditions.

J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Apr;44:61-70. Review.

Note: A Rotary Cell Culture System was used.



Wei J, Karsenty G.

An overview of the metabolic functions of osteocalcin.

Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2015 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Nawathe S, Nguyen BP, Barzanian N, Akhlaghpour H, Bouxsein ML, Keaveny TM.

Cortical and trabecular load sharing in the human femoral neck.

J Biomech. 2014 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]



Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Barton BA, Bouxsein ML, Sisson E, Lang T, Allaire B, Dewkett D, Carroll D, Magaziner J, Shane E, Leary ET, Zimmerman S, Rubin C.

Low magnitude mechanical stimulation to improve bone density in persons of advanced age: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]



Cotler HB.

A NASA discovery has current applications in orthopaedics.

Curr Orthop Pract. 2015 Jan;26(1):72-4.

Note: The article explores the application of low-level laser therapy in orthopedics and notes NASA’s part in the discovery of the role of LED in promoting wound healing and preventing muscle and bone loss during space flight. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Ingram LA, Simpson RJ, Malone E, Florida-James GD.

Sleep disruption and its effect on lymphocyte redeployment following an acute bout of exercise.

Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]



Zhang Z, Cai Z, Li K, Fang Y, An L, Hu Z, Wang S, Hang H.

The effect of ionizing radiation on mRNA levels of the DNA damage response genes Rad9Rad1 and Hus1 in various mouse tissues.

Radiat Res. 2015 Jan;183(1):94-104.



Sidler C, Li D, Kovalchuk O, Kovalchuk I.

Development-dependent expression of DNA repair genes and epigenetic regulators in Arabidopsis plants exposed to ionizing radiation.

Radiat Res. 2015 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]



Daras G, Rigas S, Tsitsekian D, Iacovides TA, Hatzopoulos P.

Potassium transporter TRH1 subunits assemble regulating root-hair elongation autonomously from the cell fate determination pathway.

Plant Sci. 2015 Feb;231:131-7. Epub 2014 Dec 4.



Masi E, Ciszak M, Comparini D, Monetti E, Pandolfi C, Azzarello E, Mugnai S, Baluška F, Mancuso S.

The electrical network of maize root apex is gravity dependent.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jan 15;5:7730.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


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