NASA SPACELINE Current Awareness List #654 26 June 2015

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

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A new edition of Journal Citation Reports has been released with Impact Factors based on statistics from 2014 and many of the Journal Impact Factors have changed. The Journal Impact Factors provided in this List reflect 2014 values.


Please note that the next issue of SPACELINE Current Awareness (List #655) will be sent on Thursday, July 2nd.


Papers deriving from NASA support:



Chang TT, Spurlock SM, Candelario TL, Grenon SM, Hughes-Fulford M.

Spaceflight impairs antigen-specific tolerance induction in vivo and increases inflammatory cytokines.

FASEB J. 2015 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: M. Hughes-Fulford

Note: STS-131 results.

Journal Impact Factor: 5.043

Funding: "This work was supported by U.S. NASA GrantNNH07ZTT001N."



Ade CJ, Broxterman RM, Craig JC, Schlup SJ, Wilcox SL, Barstow TJ.

Upper body aerobic exercise as a possible predictor of lower body performance.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):599-605.

PI: T.J. Barstow

Journal Impact Factor: 0.875

Funding: "This study was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research grant NNX10AK60G awarded to T. J. Barstow."



Anderson AP, Newman DJ, Welsch RE.

Statistical evaluation of causal factors associated with astronaut shoulder injury in space suits.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):606-13.

PI: D.J. Newman

Journal Impact Factor: 0.875

Funding: "This project was funded through NASA Grant NNX12AC09G, "Spacesuit Trauma Countermeasure System for Intravehicular and Extravehicular Activities." Additional support was provided by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Computation Systems and Biology, and the MIT Center for Computational Research in Economics and Management Science."



Campbell MR, Charles JB.

Historical review of lower body negative pressure research in space medicine.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):633-40. Review.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.875

Funding: No funding cited. J.B. Charles is at NASA Johnson Space Center.



Anderson AP, Newman DJ.

Pressure sensing for in-suit measurement of space suited biomechanics.

Acta Astronaut. 2015 Oct-Nov;115(0):218-25.

PI: D.J. Newman

Journal Impact Factor: 1.122

Funding: "This project is funded through NASA Grant NNX12AC09G, "Spacesuit Trauma Countermeasure System for Intravehicular and Extravehicular Activities." Additional support provided by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the MIT Portugal Program, and the Harvard Wyss Institute."



Ritchie LE, Taddeo SS, Weeks BR, Lima F, Bloomfield SA, Azcarate-Peril MA, Zwart SR, Smith SM, Turner ND.

Space environmental factor impacts upon murine colon microbiota and mucosal homeostasis.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 17;10(6):e0125792.

PIs: S.M. Smith, N.D. Turner

Note: STS-135 results. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 3.234

Funding: "This study was funded by the NASA Human Research Program's Human Health Countermeasures Element by a grant to SRZ, SMS, and NDT; a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant (P30 DK34987) to MAAP, and a National Space Biomedical Research Institute grant (NCC 9-58) to NDT."



Raber J, Marzulla T, Stewart B, Kronenberg A, Turker MS.

(28)Silicon irradiation impairs contextual fear memory in B6D2F1 mice.

Radiat Res. 2015 Jun;183(6):708-12. Epub 2015 May 26.

PIs: J. Raber, A. Kronenberg, M.S. Turker

Journal Impact Factor: 2.911

Funding: "This work was supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) grants NNJ05HE63G, NNJ12ZSA001N, NNX10AC12G and NNJ12HB88I."



Maier I, Schiestl RH.

Evidence from animal models: Is a restricted or conventional intestinal microbiota composition predisposing to risk for high-LET radiation injury?

Radiat Res. 2015 Jun;183(6):589-93. Epub 2015 May 26.

PI: R.H. Schiestl

Journal Impact Factor: 2.911

Funding: No funding cited. PI reports funding under NASA grant NNX11AB44G.



Sanzari JK, Diffenderfer ES, Hagan S, Billings PC, Gridley DS, Seykora JT, Kennedy AR, Cengel KA.

Dermatopathology effects of simulated solar particle event radiation exposure in the porcine model.

Life Sci Space Res. 2015 Jun 18. [Article in Press]

PI: A.R. Kennedy/Center of Acute Radiation Research

Journal Impact Factor: 1.183

Funding: "This work was funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) through NASA NCC 9-58, the Skin Diseases Research Core Center (SDRC) 5-P30-AR-057217, NIAMS, and the National Institutes of Health Radiation Biology Training Grant 32CA009677."



Salas E, Tannenbaum SI, Kozlowski SWJ, Miller CA, Mathieu JE, Vessey WB.

Teams in space exploration: A new frontier for the science of team effectiveness.

Curr Dir Psychol Sci. 2015 Jun;24(3):200-7.

PIs: S.W.J. Kozlowski, E. Salas, S.I. Tannenbaum

Journal Impact Factor: 5.678

Funding: "This work was supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Grants NNX09AK486 and NNX14AM73G awarded to the University of Central Florida, NASA Grant NNX11AR22G provided to the Group for Organizational Effectiveness, and NASA Grants NNX09AK476, NNX12AR15G, and NNX13AM77G provided to Michigan State University."



Peleg M, Kim AD, Normand MD.

Predicting anthocyanins' isothermal and non-isothermal degradation with the endpoints method.

Food Chem. 2015 Nov 15;187:537-44. Epub 2015 Apr 25.

PI: H. Xiao

Journal Impact Factor: 3.391

Funding: "Supported in part by NASA under project SA-14-042."



Other papers of interest:



Bechy-Loizeau A-L, Flandrois J-P, Abaibou H.

Assessment of polycarbonate filter in a molecular analytical system for the microbiological quality monitoring of recycled waters onboard ISS.

Life Sci Space Res. 2015 Jun 18. [Article in Press]

Note: ISS results.



Steinberg F, Kalicinski M, Dalecki M, Bock O.

Human performance in a realistic instrument-control task during short-term microgravity.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 17;10(6):e0128992.

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



Lembong J, Sabass B, Sun B, Rogers ME, Stone HA.

Mechanics regulates ATP-stimulated collective calcium response in fibroblast cells.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Jul 6;12(108).



Si F, Li B, Margolin W, Sun SX.

Bacterial growth and form under mechanical compression.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 18;5:11367.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Riecke BE, Jordan JD.

Comparing the effectiveness of different displays in enhancing illusions of self-movement (vection).

Front Psychol. 2015 Jun 1;6:713.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Camerino GM, Desaphy JF, De Bellis M, Capogrosso RF, Cozzoli A, Dinardo MM, Caloiero R, Musaraj K, Fonzino A, Conte E, Jagerschmidt C, Namour F, Liantonio A, De Luca A, Conte Camerino D, Pierno S.

Effects of nandrolone in the counteraction of skeletal muscle atrophy in a mouse model of muscle disuse: Molecular biology and functional evaluation.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 11;10(6):e0129686.

Note: Hindlimb unloading study. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Licata AA.

Challenges of estimating fracture risk with DXA: Changing concepts about bone strength and bone density.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):628-32. Review.



Chen L, Wei F, Sun W, Ding P, Chen X, Wu Y.

[Δ12-prostaglandinJ2-nano capsule up-regulates growth factor expression and enhances bone regeneration in rats].

Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2015 Mar;50(3):151-6. Chinese.



Plotkin LI, de Gortazar AR, Davis HM, Condon KW, Gabilondo H, Maycas M, Allen MR, Bellido T.

Inhibition of osteocyte apoptosis prevents the increase in osteocytic RANKL but it does not stop bone resorption or the loss of bone induced by unloading.

J Biol Chem. 2015 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Zhou S, Zu Y, Zhuang F, Yang C.

Hypergravity-induced enrichment of β1 integrin on the cell membranes of osteoblast-like cells via caveolae-dependent endocytosis.

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

Note: Centrifugation was used.



Castillo H, Schoderbek D, Dulal S, Escobar G, Wood J, Nelson R, Smith G.

Stress induction in the bacteria Shewanella oneidensis and Deinococcus radiodurans in response to below-background ionizing radiation.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2015 Jun 15:1-33. [Epub ahead of print]



Datkhile KD, Gaikwad PS, Ghaskadbi SS, Mukhopadhyaya R, Nath BB.

Chironomus ramosus larvae exhibit DNA damage control in response to gamma radiation.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2015 Jun 15:1-35. [Epub ahead of print]



Li HH, Wang YW, Chen R, Zhou B, Ashwell JD, Fornace AJ Jr.

Ionizing radiation impairs T cell activation by affecting metabolic reprogramming.

Int J Biol Sci. 2015 May 15;11(7):726-36.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Verma S, Gupta ML.

Radiation induced hematopoietic myelosuppression and genotoxicity get significantly countered by active principles of Podophyllum hexandrum: A study in strain 'A' mice.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2015 Jun 15:1-41. [Epub ahead of print]



Boerma M, Singh P, Sridharan V, Tripathi P, Sharma S, Singh SP.

Effects of local heart irradiation in a glutathione s-transferase alpha 4-null mouse model.

Radiat Res. 2015 Jun;183(6):610-9. Epub 2015 May 26.



Butterworth KT, McMahon SJ, McKee JC, Patel G, Ghita M, Cole AJ, McGarry CK, O'Sullivan JM, Hounsell AR, Prise KM.

Time and cell type dependency of survival responses in co-cultured tumor and fibroblast cells after exposure to modulated radiation fields.

Radiat Res. 2015 Jun;183(6):656-64. Epub 2015 May 14.



Di Nocera F, Ranvaud R, Pasquali V.

Spatial pattern of eye fixations and evidence of ultradian rhythms in aircraft pilots.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):647-51.



Yu K, Prasad I, Mir H, Thakor N, Al-Nashash H.

Cognitive workload modulation through degraded visual stimuli: A single-trial EEG study.

J Neural Eng. 2015 Jun 12;12(4):046020. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Langston S, Pell SJ.

What is in a name? Perceived identity, classification, philosophy, and implied duty of the ‘astronaut’.

Acta Astronaut. 2015 Oct-Nov;115:185-94.

Note: From the Research Aims section: "This paper provides a preliminary survey of names and conceptual terms for ‘astronaut’. The aim is threefold: first, to conduct a global survey to aid in understanding the cultural landscape and social psychology for defining space-faring people across disciplines. The second aim is to identify and distinguish problematic and outdated labels that may require reclassification or clarification to meet new commercial space activities and regulation. Lastly, our contribution highlights the practical implications for these labels, to include potential and actual ethical and legal consequences specific to the role of the nametag identified."



Hayatsu M, Suzuki S.

Electron probe X-ray microanalysis studies on the distribution change of intra- and extracellular calcium in the elongation zone of horizontally reoriented soybean roots.

Microscopy (Oxf). 2015 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]



Aiello BR, Iriarte-Diaz J, Blob RW, Butcher MT, Carrano MT, Espinoza NR, Main RP, Ross CF.

Bone strain magnitude is correlated with bone strain rate in tetrapods: Implications for models of mechanotransduction.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Jul 7;282(1810).



Kosmalska AJ, Casares L, Elosegui-Artola A, Thottacherry JJ, Moreno-Vicente R, González-Tarragó V, Del Pozo MÁ, Mayor S, Arroyo M, Navajas D, Trepat X, Gauthier NC, Roca-Cusachs P.

Physical principles of membrane remodelling during cell mechanoadaptation.

Nat Commun. 2015 Jun 15;6:7292.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Gouget CL, Hwang Y, Barakat AI.

Model of cellular mechanotransduction via actin stress fibers.

Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2015 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]



Suslak TJ, Jarman AP.

Stretching the imagination beyond muscle spindles - stretch-sensitive mechanisms in arthropods.

J Anat. 2015 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Kirkpatrick AW, LaPorta A, Brien S, Leslie T, Glassberg E, McKee J, Ball CG, Wright Beatty HE, Keillor J, Roberts DJ, Tien H.

Technical innovations that may facilitate real-time telementoring of damage control surgery in austere environments: A proof of concept comparative evaluation of the importance of surgical experience, telepresence, gravity and mentoring in the conduct of damage control laparotomies.

Can J Surg. 2015 Jun;58(3):S88-90. 

Note: This Commentary mentions NASA’s interest in laparotomy and ultrasound diagnosis onboard the International Space Station. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Fraser WD.

Storing and processing complex data sets with HDF5.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):659-61.


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