NASA SPACELINE Current Awareness List #665 18 September 2015

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015

Papers deriving from NASA support:


Mulavara AP, Kofman IS, De Dios YE, Miller C, Peters BT, Goel R, Galvan-Garza R, Bloomberg JJ.

Using low levels of stochastic vestibular stimulation to improve locomotor stability.

Front Syst Neurosci. 2015 Aug 24;9:117.

PIs: A.P. Mulavara, J.J. Bloomberg

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: "This study was supported in part by a grant from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58 to AM (PI) and JB (PI)."


Kantara C, O'Connell M, Sarkar S, Moya S, Ullrich R, Singh P.

Curcumin promotes autophagic survival of a subset of colon cancer stem cells, which are ablated by DCLK1-siRNA.

Cancer Res. 2014 May 1;74(9):2487-98.

PIs: S.M. Bailey; R. Ullrich/NSCOR

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 9.284

Funding: "This work was supported by NIH grants CA97959 and CA114264 to P. Singh and NASA grants NNX09AM08G and NNJ04HD83G to R. Ullrich."


Zhang X, Wang P, Wang Y.

Radiation activated CHK1/MEPE pathway may contribute to microgravity-induced bone density loss.

Life Sci Space Res. Sep 14. [Article in Press]


Note: A rotary culture system was used.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.183

Funding: "This work is supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NNX11AC30G to Y.W. and P30CA138292 to the Institute)."


Barrett A, Froio D, Richardson M.

Vitamin stabilization for a long-term spaceflight.

Food Technol (Chicago). 2015 Apr;69(4):44-51.

PI: A. Barrett

Note: Report of a workshop, Fundamentals of Vitamin Stabilization, held at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston in 2014.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.250

Funding: "The vitamin-stabilization project is supported by funding granted through the NASA Human Research Program."


Other papers of interest:


Clarke AH, Schnfeld U.

Modification of unilateral otolith responses following spaceflight.

Exp Brain Res. 2015 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: STS results.


Sannino G, Melillo P, Stranges S, Pietro GD, Pecchia L.

Blood pressure drop prediction by using HRV measurements in orthostatic hypotension.

J Med Syst. 2015 Nov;39(11):292. Epub 2015 Sep 7.


Arshad Q, Cerchiai N, Goga U, Nigmatullina Y, Roberts RE, Casani AP, Golding JF, Gresty MA, Bronstein AM.

Electrocortical therapy for motion sickness.

Neurology. 2015 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]


Nalivaiko E, Davis SL, Blackmore KL, Vakulin A, Nesbitt KV.

Cybersickness provoked by head-mounted display affects cutaneous vascular tone, heart rate and reaction time.

Physiol Behav. 2015 Sep 1;151:583-90. [Epub ahead of print]


Xu B, Li C, Zheng Y, Si S, Shi Y, Huang Y, Zhang J, Cui Y, Cui Y.

Simulated microgravity affects ciprofloxacin susceptibility and expression of acrAB-tolC genes in E. coli ATCC25922.

Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015 Jul 1;8(7):7945-52.

Note: A rotary cell culture system was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Ichijo T, Park J, Hieda H, Yamaguchi N, Nasu M.

Transformation frequency of Escherichia coli HB101 under low-shear modeled microgravity.

Biol Sci Space. 2015;29:19-23. Epub 2015 Sep 18.

Note: A high-aspect rotating vessel (HARV) rotary cell culture system was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Kimura S, Tomita-Yokotani K, Igarashi Y, Sato S, Katoh H, Abe T, Sonoike K, Ohmori M.

The heat tolerance of dry colonies of a terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01.

Biol Sci Space. 2015;29:12-8. Epub 2015 Jun 20.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Sturm A, Dworkin J.

Phenotypic diversity as a mechanism to exit cellular dormancy.

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 31;25(17):2272-7. Epub 2015 Aug 13.


van Vliet S.

Bacterial dormancy: How to decide when to wake up.

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 31;25(17):R753-5.

Note: This is a Commentary on the article by Sturm A, Dworkin J. "Phenotypic diversity as a mechanism to exit cellular dormancy" in Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 31: 25(17):2272-7.


Vilchinskaya NA, Mirzoev TM, Lomonosova YN, Kozlovskaya IB, Shenkman BS.

Human muscle signaling responses to 3-day head-out dry immersion.

J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2015 Sep;15(3):286-93.

Note: Dry immersion was used for gravitational unloading. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Sharples AP, Polydorou I, Hughes DC, Owens DJ, Hughes TM, Stewart CE.

Skeletal muscle cells possess a 'memory' of acute early life TNF-alpha exposure: role of epigenetic adaptation.

Biogerontology. 2015 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]


Bdard N, Jammoul S, Moore T, Wykes L, Hallauer PL, Hastings KE, Stretch C, Baracos V, Chevalier S, Plourde M, Coyne E, Wing SS.

Inactivation of the ubiquitin-specific protease 19 deubiquitinating enzyme protects against muscle wasting.

FASEB J. 2015 Sep;29(9):3889-98. Epub 2015 Jun 5.


Kordi M, Belav DL, Armbrecht G, Sheikh A, Felsenberg D, Trudel G.

Loss and re-adaptation of lumbar intervertebral disc water signal intensity after prolonged bedrest.

J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2015 Sep;15(3):294-300.

Note: Bed rest study. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Tamaki H, Yotani K, Ogita F, Sugawara K, Kirimto H, Onishi H, Kasuga N, Yamamoto N.

Effect of electrical stimulation-induced muscle force and streptomycin treatment on muscle and trabecular bone mass in early-stage disuse musculoskeletal atrophy.

J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2015 Sep;15(3):270-8.

Note: Bone disuse was achieved through sciatic denervation. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Burms J, Caluwaerts K, Dambre J.

Reward-modulated Hebbian plasticity as leverage for partially embodied control in compliant robotics.

Front Neurorobot. 2015 Aug 17;9:9.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Chagnaud BP, Banchi R, Simmers J, Straka H.

Spinal corollary discharge modulates motion sensing during vertebrate locomotion.

Nat Commun. 2015 Sep 4;6:7982.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Feng P, Akladious AA, Hu Y, Raslan Y, Feng J, Smith PJ.

7,8-Dihydroxyflavone reduces sleep during dark phase and suppresses orexin A but not orexin B in mice.

J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Oct;69:110-9. Epub 2015 Aug 4.


Chiu TY, Lao J, Manalansan B, Loqu D, Roux SJ, Heazlewood JL.

Biochemical characterization of Arabidopsis APYRASE family reveals their roles in regulating endomembrane NDP/NMP homeostasis.

Biochem J. 2015 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]


Okamoto K, Ueda H, Shimada T, Tamura K, Koumoto Y, Tasaka M, Morita MT, Hara-Nishimura I.

An ABC transporter B family protein, ABCB19, is required for cytoplasmic streaming and gravitropism of the inflorescence stems.

Plant Signal Behav. 2015 Sep 4:0. [Epub ahead of print]


Ho JC, Ueda J, Shimizu T.

The impact of mechanical stress on stem cell properties: The link between cell shape and pluripotency.

Histol Histopathol. 2015 Sep 9:11665. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Zhao B, Mller U.

The elusive mechanotransduction machinery of hair cells.

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015 Sep 3;34:172-9. [Epub ahead of print]


Malcolm HR, Blount P.

Mutations in a conserved domain of E. coli MscS to the most conserved superfamily residue leads to kinetic changes.

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 4;10(9):e0136756.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

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