NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #688 4 March 2016

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 4, 2016

Papers deriving from NASA support:



Zhang Y, Lu T, Wong M, Wang X, Stodieck L, Karouia F, Story M, Wu H.

Transient gene and microRNA expression profile changes of confluent human fibroblast cells in spaceflight.

FASEB J. 2016 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: H. Wu

Note: ISS results.

Journal Impact Factor: 5.043

Funding: "This work was supported by the NASA Fundamental Space Biology Program."



Ghosh P, Behnke BJ, Stabley JN, Kilar CR, Park Y, Narayanan A, Alwood JS, Shirazi-Fard Y, Schreurs AS, Globus RK, Delp MD.

Effects of high-LET radiation exposure and hindlimb unloading on skeletal muscle resistance artery vasomotor properties and cancellous bone microarchitecture in mice.

Radiat Res. 2016 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]

PIs: M.D. Delp; R.K. Globus; J.S. Alwood and A.-S. Schreurs, NASA Post-Doctoral Program

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.911

Funding: "This study was supported by grants from the National Space and Biomedical Research Institute (MA02501), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Biology (NNX12AL41G and NNX14AQ57G), the NASA’s Space Biology Postdoctoral Program (JA, AS), and the American Cancer Society (RSG-14-150-01-CCE)."



Park MR, Hasenstein KH.

Hormone-induced gene expression during gravicurvature of Brassica roots.

J Plant Growth Regul. 2016 Mar;35(1):190-201.

PI: K.H. Hasenstein

Journal Impact Factor: 2.237

Funding: "This research was supported by NASA Grant NNX10AP91G."



Houston LM, Hasenstein KH, Deoli NT.

The mean method: A specific outlier boundary for arbitrary distributions.

Theor Math Appl. 2015;5(4):1-12.

PI: K.H. Hasenstein

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: "This work was supported by NASA grants NNX10AP91G and NNX13AN05A."



Other papers of interest:



Ryan BJ, Goodrich JA, Schmidt WF, Stothard ER, Wright KP Jr, Byrnes WC.

Hemoglobin mass alterations in healthy humans following four-day head-down tilt bed rest.

Exp Physiol. 2016 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Bed rest study.



Treffel L, Dmitrieva L, Gauquelin-Koch G, Custaud MA, Blanc S, Gharib C, Millet C.

Craniomandibular system and postural balance after 3-day dry immersion.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 25;11(2):e0150052.

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



Vallée N, Lambrechts K, De Maistre S, Royal P, Mazella J, Borsotto M, Heurteaux C, Abraini J, Risso JJ, Blatteau JE.

Fluoxetine protection in decompression sickness in mice is enhanced by blocking TREK-1 potassium channel with the "spadin" antidepressant.

Front Physiol. 2016 Feb 16;7:42.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Anderson KJ, Vermillion KL, Jagtap P, Johnson JE, Griffin TJ, Andrews MT.

Proteogenomic analysis of a hibernating mammal indicates contribution of skeletal muscle physiology to the hibernation phenotype.

J Proteome Res. 2016 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]



Banzrai C, Nodera H, Kawarai T, Higashi S, Okada R, Mori A, Shimatani Y, Osaki Y, Kaji R.

Impaired axonal Na(+) current by hindlimb unloading: Implication for disuse neuromuscular atrophy.

Front Physiol. 2016 Feb 16;7:36.

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



Fischer M, Rikeit P, Knaus P, Coirault C.

YAP-mediated mechanotransduction in skeletal muscle.

Front Physiol. 2016 Feb 16;7:41. Review.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Powers SK, Morton AB, Ahn B, Smuder AJ.

Redox control of skeletal muscle atrophy.

Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Protasi F.

Mitochondria association to calcium release units is controlled by age and muscle activity.

Eur J Transl Myol. 2015 Oct 27;25(4):257-62.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Catauro M, Bollino F, Papale F.

Response of SAOS-2 cells to simulated microgravity and effect of biocompatible sol–gel hybrid coatings.

Acta Astronaut. 2016 May;122:237-42.

Note: A Random Positioning Machine was used.



Hoffmann DB, Griesel MH, Brockhusen B, Tezval M, Komrakova M, Menger B, Wassmann M, Stuermer KM, Sehmisch S.

Effects of 8-Prenylnaringenin and whole-body vibration therapy on a rat model of osteopenia.

J Nutr Metab. 2016;2016:6893137. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Palmer CA, Alfano CA.

Sleep and emotion regulation: An organizing, integrative review.

Sleep Med Rev. 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Bassó A, Peltzer PM, Lajmanovich RC, Attademo AM, Junges CM, Chialvo DR.

Morphology and microchemistry of the otoliths of the inner ear of anuran larvae.

Hear Res. 2016 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]



Bertolini G, Straumann D.

Moving in a moving world: A review on vestibular motion sickness.

Front Neurol. 2016 Feb 15;7:14. Review.

Note: The article references space flight, gravity orientation, and the role of aerospace medicine in proving the cross-coupled stimulus theory. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Sundblad P, Prisk GK.

Something from nothing? Space research without leaving the planet.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Feb 25:jap.00147.2016. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article introduces a series of seven mini-reviews about microgravity analogs to be published as Highlighted Topics in Journal of Applied Physiology.



Sundblad P, Orlov O, Angerer O, Larina IM, Cromwell R.

Standardization of bed rest studies in the spaceflight context.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Feb 25:jap.00089.2016. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Guidelines for bed rest studies are discussed.



Urbaniak C, Reid G.

The potential influence of the microbiota and probiotics on women during long spaceflights.

Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2016 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Note: From the Introduction: "This paper will explore how microbiome studies can be an important component of health management for women in zero gravity."



Barker R, Cox B, Silber L, Sangari A, Assadi A, Masson P.

Assessing gravitropic responses in Arabidopsis.

Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1398:11-20.

Note: This volume of Methods in Molecular Biology is entitled "Environmental Responses in Plants: Methods and Protocols," edited by Paula Duque.  The methods and protocols are divided into four sections: Tropisms, Photoperiodism and Circadian Rhythm, Abiotic Stress Responses, and Plant-Pathogen Interactions.



Caliari SR, Perepelyuk M, Cosgrove BD, Tsai SJ, Lee GY, Mauck RL, Wells RG, Burdick JA.

Stiffening hydrogels for investigating the dynamics of hepatic stellate cell mechanotransduction during myofibroblast activation.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 24;6:21387.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


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