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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #731 13 January 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

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Papers deriving from NASA support:
 
1
Checinska A, Kumar RM, Pal D, Mayilraj S, Venkateswaran K.
Solibacillus kalamii sp. nov., isolated from the International Space Station HEPA filter system.
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2016 Nov 30. [Article in Press]
http://ijs.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/ijsem/10.1099/ijsem.0.001706
PI: K. Venkateswaran
Note: ISS results.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.439
Funding: "Part of the research described in this publication was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA. This  research was funded by a 2012 Space Biology NNH12ZTT001N grant no. 19-12829-26 under Task Order NNN13D111T award to K. Venkateswaran. … This work is partly supported by a project, "Expansion and Modernization of Microbial Type Culture Collection 249 and Gene Bank (MTCC),” jointly  supported by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Grant No. BSC0402 and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Govt. of India Grant No. BT/PR7368/INF/22/177/2012."
 
2
Checinska Sielaff A, Singh NK, Allen JE, Thissen J, Jaing C, Venkateswaran K.
Draft genome sequences of biosafety level 2 opportunistic pathogens isolated from the environmental surfaces of the International Space Station.
Genome Announc. 2016 Dec 29;4(6).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28034853
PIs: K. Venkateswaran, C. Jaing
Note: ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 1.18
Funding: "This work, including the efforts of Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff, Nitin Kumar Singh, and Kasthuri Venkateswaran, was funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (19-12829-26 and 19-12829-27). This work, including the efforts of Jonathan Allen, James B. Thissen, and Crystal Jaing, was funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (NNX15AJ29G)."
 
3
Farjado-Cavazos P, Nicholson WL.
Establishing standard protocols for Bacterial Culture in Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) hardware.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):58-69.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/744
PI: W.L. Nicholson
Note: ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "This work was supported by NASA Research Opportunities in Space Biology grant NNX14AT38G to P.F.-C. and W.L.N."
 
4
Smith TG, Formenti F, Hodkinson PD, Khpal M, Mackenwells BP, Talbot NP.
Monitoring tissue oxygen saturation in microgravity on parabolic flights.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):2-7.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/736
Note: Parabolic flight results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "This work was supported by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program and the Medical Research Fund of the University of Oxford."
 
5
Ronca AE, French AJ, Smith JD.
Translating basic research to astronaut health in space: NASA Ames rodent specimen biobanking for the Human Research Program.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):70-4.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/742
Note: Biospecimen sharing has been conducted on many spaceflights, including the Biosatellite, Cosmos, STS, Foton, Bion, and ISS programs. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: No funding cited. A.E. Ronca and A.J. French are affiliated with NASA Ames Research Center; J.D. Smith is affiliated with NASA Kennedy Space Center.
 
6
Uzer G, Fuchs RK, Rubin J, Thompson WR.
Concise review: Plasma and nuclear membranes convey mechanical information to regulate mesenchymal stem cell lineage.
Stem Cells. 2016 Jun;34(6):1455-63. Review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26891206
PI: G. Uzer
Journal Impact Factor: 5.902
Funding: "This study was supported by NSBRI PF04304 through NASA NCC 9-58, AR066616, EB014351, AR056655, and AR064133."
 
7
Kim HS, Nickoloff JA, Wu Y, Williamson EA, Sidhu GS, Reinert BL, Jaiswal AS, Srinivasan G, Patel B, Kong K, Burma S, Lee SH, Hromas RA.
Endonuclease EEPD1 is a gatekeeper for repair of stressed replication forks.
J Biol Chem. 2017 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28049724
PI: S. Burma
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 4.258
Funding: "This research was supported by: NIH R01 GM109645, CA139429, and CA205224 to RH; NIH R01 CA152367 to SHL; NIH R01 GM084020 to JAN, EAW, RH; NIH R01 CA149461 and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NNX13AI13G to SB; and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society grants 6253-13 and 8995-14 and the Florida Bankhead-Coley program to RH."
 
8
Scott JM, Martin DS, Ploutz-Snyder R, Matz T, Caine T, Downs M, Hackney K, Buxton R, Ryder JW, Ploutz-Snyder L.
Panoramic ultrasound: A novel and valid tool for monitoring change in muscle mass.
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28052593
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 7.883
Funding: "This study was supported by the Human Research Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."
 
9
Fitzgerald CP, Barker RJ, Choi W-G, Swanson SJ, Stephens SD, Huber C, Ninunkar AJ, Gilroy S.
Development of equipment that uses far-red light to impose seed dormancy in Arabidopsis for spaceflight.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):8-19.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/740
PI: S. Gilroy
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "This work was supported by grants NNX13AM50G and NNX14AT25G from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."
 
10
Hutchinson S, Basur P, Wyatt SE, Luesse DR.
Methods for on-orbit germination of Arabidopsis thaliana for proteomic analysis.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):20-7.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/743
PI: S.E. Wyatt
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "This work was supported by NASA (#NNX13AM48G to SEW and DRL) with supplemental funding provided by NASA GeneLab."
 
11
LeFrois CE, Zhou M, Moraga Amador D, Sng N, Paul A-L, Ferl RJ.
Enabling the spaceflight methylome: DNA isolated from plant tissues preserved in RNAlater® is suitable for bisulfite PCR assay of genome methylation.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):28-37.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/745
PI: A-L. Paul
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "This work was supported by NASA Space Life and Physical Sciences grant NNX14AT24G to A-L. Paul and R.J. Ferl."
 
12
Vandenbrink JP, Kiss JZ.
Spaceflight procedures and operations utilized during the seedling growth experiments.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):38-46.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/748
PI: J. Kiss
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "Funding for the Seedling Growth projects was provided by NASA Grant NNX12AO65G."
 
13
Park M-R, Hasenstein KH.
Beware of fixation—It might affect your experiments.
Gravit Space Res. 2016 Dec;4(2):47-57.
http://gravitationalandspacebiology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/751
PI: K.H. Hasenstein
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: "This research was supported by NASA grant NNX10AP91G."
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Other papers of interest:
 
1
Otsuka K, Cornelissen G, Furukawa S, Kubo Y, Hayashi M, Shibata K, Mizuno K, Aiba T, Ohshima H, Mukai C.
Long-term exposure to space's microgravity alters the time structure of heart rate variability of astronauts.
Heliyon. 2016 Dec 19;2(12):e00211.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28050606
Note: ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
2
Shenkman BS.
From slow to fast: Hypogravity-induced remodeling of muscle fiber myosin phenotype.
Acta Naturae. 2016 Oct-Dec;8(4):47-59. Review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28050266
Note: The review focuses on hindlimb unloading studies, but also mentions results from Cosmos flights, as well as dry immersion and bed rest studies. This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
3
Estañol B, Rivera AL, Martinez Memije R, Fossion R, Gómez F, Bernal K, Murúa Beltrán S, Delgado-Garcia G, Frank A.
From supine to standing: In vivo segregation of myogenic and baroreceptor vasoconstriction in humans.
Physiol Rep. 2016 Dec;4(24).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28039403
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
4
Vasanthan T, Alejaldre L, Hider J, Patel S, Husain N, Umapathisivam B, Stone J.
G-equivalent acceleration tolerance in the Eutardigrade species Hypsibius dujardini.
Astrobiology. 2017 Jan 04. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28051326
Note: Centrifugation was used.
 
5
Backx EM, Hangelbroek R, Snijders T, Verscheijden ML, Verdijk LB, de Groot LC, van Loon LJ.
Creatine loading does not preserve muscle mass or strength during leg immobilization in healthy, young males: A randomized controlled trial.
Sports Med. 2017 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28054322
Note: Immobilization was accomplished via full leg cast.
 
6
Hu NF, Chang H, Du B, Zhang QW, Arfat Y, Dang K, Gao YF.
Tetramethylpyrazine ameliorated disuse-induced gastrocnemius muscle atrophy in hindlimb unloading rats through suppression of Ca2+/ROS-mediated apoptosis.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Oct 03:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28056188
Note: Hindlimb unloading study.
 
7
Walsh ME, Van Remmen H.
Emerging roles for histone deacetylases in age-related muscle atrophy.
Nutr Healthy Aging. 2016 Oct 27;4(1):17-30. Review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28035339
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
8
Wheatley BB, Odegard GM, Kaufman KR, Haut Donahue TL.
A validated model of passive skeletal muscle to predict force and intramuscular pressure.
Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2016 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28040867
 
9
Limoli CL.
Lessons learned from an unstable genomic landscape.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2017 Jan 05:1-16. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28054831
 
10
Stanton NA, Salmon PM, Walker GH, Salas E, Hancock PA.
State-of-science: Situation awareness in individuals, teams and systems.
Ergonomics. 2017 Jan 4:1-33. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28051356
 
11
Fox A, Koceja D.
Static otolithic drive alters presynaptic inhibition in soleus motor pool.
J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2016 Dec 20;32:37-43. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28039767
Note: A tilt table was used.
 
12
Tamás LT, Weber KP, Bockisch CJ, Straumann D, Lasker DM, Buki B, Tarnutzer AA.
Cold thermal irrigation decreases the ipsilateral gain of the vestibulo-ocular reflex.
Ear Hear. 2016 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28045785
 
13
Lee HJ, Ha JH, Park CM.
Underground roots monitor aboveground environment by sensing stem-piped light.
Commun Integr Biol. 2016 Dec 9;9(6):e1261769.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28042383
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
14
Spiegelman Z, Omer S, Mansfeld BN, Wolf S.
Function of Cyclophilin1 as a long-distance signal molecule in the phloem of tomato plants.
J Exp Bot. 2017 Jan 04. [Epub ahead of print]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28053189

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