NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #655 2 July 2015

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Yang J, Barrila J, Roland KL, Kilbourne J, Ott CM, Forsyth RJ, Nickerson CA.

Characterization of the invasive, multidrug resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella strain D23580 in a murine model of infection.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jun 19;9(6):e0003839.

PI: C.A. Nickerson

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 4.446

Funding: "This research was funded by NASA grant NNX09AH40G (CAN), Graduate Student Facilities Award, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University (JY), NIH grants R01 AI60557 and R21 AI105479 (KLR)."



Burns FJ, Tang MS, Wu F, Schmid E.

Linking gamma-H2AX foci and cancer in rat skin exposed to heavy ions and electron radiation.

Health Phys. 2015 Aug;109(2):157-70.

PI: F.J. Burns

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.271

Funding: " support from NASA grant NAG9‐1528, NCI Center Grant CA16087 and NIEHS Center Grant ES00260."



Zhu J, Su F, Mukherjee S, Mori E, Hu B, Asaithamby A.

FANCD2 influences replication fork processes and genome stability in response to clustered DSBs.

Cell Cycle. 2015 Jun 18;14(12):1809-22.

PI: A. Asaithamby; J.D. Minna/A. Asaithamby/NSCOR

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 4.565

Funding: "This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Association grants NNX13AD57G (AA) and NNX11AC54G (AA)."



Pathak R, Cheema A, Boca S, Krager K, Hauer-Jensen M, Aykin-Burns N.

Modulation of radiation response by the tetrahydrobiopterin pathway.

PI: M. Boerma/M. Hauer-Jensen/NSBRI Center for Space Radiation Research

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: "Authors would like to acknowledge the following funding sources: NIEHS R15 ES022781, NCI R37 CA71382, NIAID U19 AI67798, NCI P30-CA051008, NASA-NSBRI RE0370, ASTA 15-B-19 and the US Veterans Administration."



Pearce M, Powers CL, Kozlowski SWJ.

The development of project teams.

In: Chiocchio F, Kelloway EK, Hobbs B (editors). The Psychology and Management of Project Teams. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

PI: S.W.J. Kozlowski

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable

Funding: "Steve W. J. Kozlowski gratefully acknowledges the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, NNX13AM77G, S.W.J. Kozlowski, Principal Investigator) for support that, in part, assisted the composition of this chapter."



Putnam JB, Somers JT, Wells JA, Perry CE, Untaroiu CD.

Development and evaluation of a finite element model of the THOR for occupant protection of spaceflight crewmembers.

Accid Anal Prev. 2015 Jun 19;82:244-56. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: J.T. Somers

Journal Impact Factor: 2.070

Funding: "This work was funded by the NASA Human Research Program through the Bioastronautics Contract (NAS9-02078)."



Other papers of interest:



Carter R 3rd, Hinojosa-Laborde C, Convertino VA.

Sex comparisons in muscle sympathetic nerve activity and arterial pressure oscillations during progressive central hypovolemia.

Physiol Rep. 2015 Jun;3(6).

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Lakie M, Vernooij CA, Osler CJ, Stevenson AT, Scott J, Reynolds RF.

Increased gravitational force reveals the mechanical, resonant nature of physiological tremor.

J Physiol. 2015 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Centrifugation was used.



Spector DA, Deng J, Coleman R, Wade JB.

The urothelium of a hibernator: The American black bear.

Physiol Rep. 2015 Jun;3(6).

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Kot J, Sicko Z, Doboszynski T.

The extended oxygen window concept for programming saturation decompressions using air and nitrox.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 25;10(6):e0130835.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Weigele J, Franz-Odendaal TA, Hilbig R.

Spatial expression of otolith matrix protein-1 and otolin-1 in normally and kinetotically swimming fish.

Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2015 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Centrifugation was used.



Gram M, Vigelsø A, Yokota T, Helge JW, Dela F, Hey-Mogensen M.

Skeletal muscle mitochondrial H2Oemission increases with immobilization and decreases after aerobic training in young and older men.

J Physiol. 2015 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: A knee brace fixed at a 60° angle was used to immobilize the leg.



Saeman MR, DeSpain K, Liu MM, Carlson BA, Song J, Baer LA, Wade CE, Wolf SE.

Effects of exercise on soleus in severe burn and muscle disuse atrophy.

J Surg Res. 2015 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.



You JS, Anderson GB, Dooley MS, Hornberger TA.

The role of mTOR signaling in the regulation of protein synthesis and muscle mass during immobilization.

Dis Model Mech. 2015 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Immobilization was accomplished by splints on the hindlimb. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Wei J, Shimazu J, Makinistoglu MP, Maurizi A, Kajimura D, Zong H, Takarada T, Lezaki T, Pessin JE, Hinoi E, Karsenty G.

Glucose uptake and Runx2 synergize to orchestrate osteoblast differentiation and bone formation.



Falcai MJ, Zamarioli A, Leoni GB, de Sousa Neto MD, Volpon JB.

Swimming activity prevents the unloading induced loss of bone mass, architecture, and strength in rats.

Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:507848. Epub 2015 May 18.

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



Hankey KG, Farese AM, Blaauw EC, Gibbs AM, Smith CP, Katz BP, Tong Y, Prado KL, MacVittie TJ.

Pegfilgrastim improves survival of lethally irradiated nonhuman primates.

Radiat Res. 2015 Jun;183(6):643-55. Epub 2015 Jun 2.



Tomita M, Matsumoto H, Funayama T, Yokota Y, Otsuka K, Maeda M, Kobayashi Y.

Nitric oxide-mediated bystander signal transductions induced by heavy-ion microbeam irradiation.

Life Sci Space Res. 2015 Jun 25. [Article in Press]



Cheung B, McKinley RA, Steels B, Sceviour R, Cosman V, Holst P.

Simulator study of helmet-mounted symbology system concepts in degraded visual environments.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jul;86(7):588-98.

Note: NASA Task Load Index was used.



van der Linden L, Mathôt S, Vitu F.

The role of object affordances and center of gravity in eye movements toward isolated daily-life objects.

J Vis. 2015 Apr 1;15(5):8.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Clark BJ, Hong NS, Bettenson DJ, Woolford J, Horwood L, McDonald RJ.

Maintained directional navigation across environments in the Morris water task is dependent on vestibular cues.

J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn. 2015 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: The Morris water task is used to study place navigation in rodents; the animals are trained to locate a small circular platform located just beneath the surface of opaque water in a circular pool.



Mantokoudis G, Agrawal Y, Newman-Toker DE, Xie L, Saber Tehrani AS, Wong A, Schubert MC.

Compensatory saccades benefit from prediction during head impulse testing in early recovery from vestibular deafferentation.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]



Rieger A, Fenger S, Neubert S, Weippert M, Kreuzfeld S, Stoll R.

Psychophysical workload in the operating room: Primary surgeon versus assistant.

Surg Endosc. 2015 Jul;29(7):1990-8. Epub 2014 Oct 11.

Note: NASA Task Load Index was used.



Jin K, Shen J, Ashton RW, White RP, Dodd IC, Phillips AL, Parry MAJ, Whalley WR.

The effect of impedance to root growth on plant architecture in wheat.

Plant Soil. 2015 Jul;392(1-2):323-32.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Chen B, Ji B, Gao H.

Modeling active mechanosensing in cell-matrix interactions.

Annu Rev Biophys. 2015 Jun 22;44:1-32.



Song Z, Banks RW, Bewick GS.

Modelling the mechanoreceptor's dynamic behaviour.

J Anat. 2015 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Yan J, Yao M, Goult BT, Sheetz MP.

Talin dependent mechanosensitivity of cell focal adhesions.

Cell Mol Bioeng. 2015;8(1):151-9. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


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