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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #756 7 July 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Papers deriving from NASA support:

 

1

Okoro E, Mann V, Ellis I, Mansoor E, Olamigoke L, Marriott K, Denkins P, Williams W, Sundaresan A.

Immune modulation in normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) (lymphocytes) in response to benzofuran-2-carboxylic acid derivative KMEG during spaceflight.

Microgravity Sci Technol. 2017 July 4. [Article in Press]

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12217-017-9551-z

Note: ISS results.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.188

Funding: No funding cited. P. Denkins and W. Williams are affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center.

 

2

Khokhlova TD, Haider YA, Maxwell AD, Kreider W, Bailey MR, Khokhlova VA.

Dependence of boiling histotripsy treatment efficiency on HIFU frequency and focal pressure levels.

Ultrasound Med Biol. 2017 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28641910

PI: M.R. Bailey

Journal Impact Factor: 2.494

Funding: "This work was sponsored in part by National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA (Grants K01 EB015745, P01 DK043881, K01 DK104854 and R01 EB 7643), RFBR 16-02-00653 and NSBRI through NASA NCC 9-58."

 

3

Barratt MR.

Editorial comment [on "Up and away: Five decades of urologic investigation in microgravity"].

Urology. 2017 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28651749

Note: The article comments on "Up and away: Five decades of urologic investigation in microgravity," published ahead of print in Urology, 2017 May 6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28495507. (See Other papers of interest #3.)

Journal Impact Factor: 2.309

Funding: No funding cited. M.R. Barratt is affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center.

 

4

Matthiä D, Hassler DM, de Wet W, Ehresmann B, Firan A, Flores-McLaughlin J, Guo J, Heilbronn LH, Lee K, Ratliff H, Rios RR, Slaba TC, Smith MA, Stoffle NN, Townsend LW, Berger T, Reitz G, Wimmer-Schweingruber RF, Zeitlin C. 

The radiation environment on the surface of Mars - Summary of model calculations and comparison to RAD data.

Life Sci Space Res. 2017 Jun 28. [Article in Press]

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552417300111

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.97

Funding: "RAD is supported by NASA (HEOMD) under JPL subcontract 1273039 to Southwest Research Institute and in Germany by DLR and DLR’s Space Administration grants 50QM0501 and 50QM1201 to the Christian Albrechts University, Kiel." K. Lee and C. Zeitlin are affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center, T.C. Slaba is affiliated with NASA Langley Research Center.

 

5

Ahmed RA, McCarroll ML, Schwartz A, Gothard MD, Atkinson SS, Hughes PG, Cepeda Brito JR, Assad L, Myers JG, George RL.

Development, validation, and  implementation of a medical judgment metric.

MDM Policy & Practice. 2017 Jan;2(1):2381468317715262. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2381468317715262

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

PI: J.G. Myers

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: "Financial support for this study was provided entirely by a subcontract with Zin Technologies, Inc." PI reports funding under NASA Directed Research project: "Metric Development to Quantify Change in Mission Risk Due to a Physician-Trained Crew Medical Officer."

 

6

Yoo CM, Naramoto S, Sparks JA, Khan BR, Nakashima J, Fukuda H, Blancaflor EB.

Deletion analysis of AGD1 reveals domains crucial for its plasma membrane recruitment and function in root hair polarity.

J Cell Sci. 2017 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28646092

PI: E.B. Blancaflor

Journal Impact Factor: 4.431

Funding: "This work was supported by the Noble Research Institute and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA Grant NNX12AM94G) to E.B.B., and the Tomizawa Jun-ichi and Keiko Fund to S.N."

 

7

Zhou M, Paul AL, Ferl RJ.

Data for characterization of SALK_084889, a T-DNA insertion line of Arabidopsis thaliana

Data Brief. 2017 Aug;13:253-8. Epub 2017 May 31.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28649584

PIs: R.J. Ferl, A-L. Paul

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 1.43

Funding: "This work was funded by NASA Space Life and Physical Sciences Grants NNX13AM46G and NNA04CC61G awarded to RJF and ALP managed through Kennedy Space Center."

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Other papers of interest:

 

1

Zheng Y, Gliddon CM, Aitken P, Stiles L, Machado ML, Philoxene B, Denise P, Smith PF, Besnard S.

Effects of acute altered gravity during parabolic flight and/or vestibular loss on cell proliferation in the rat dentate gyrus.

Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jul;654:120-4.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28645788

Note: Parabolic flight results.

 

2

Kohn FPM, Ritzmann R.

Gravity and neuronal adaptation, in vitro and in vivo-from neuronal cells up to neuromuscular responses: A first model.

Eur Biophys J. 2017 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28656475

Note: Studies reviewed include results from space missions (MIR, Shuttle, and ISS), parabolic flight, sounding rocket, and drop tower experiments. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

3

Leapman MS, Jones JA, Coutinho K, Sagalovich D, Garcia M, Olsson CA, Stock J.

Up and away: Five decades of urologic investigation in microgravity.

Urology. 2017 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28495507

Note: Experiences from a number of space missions are discussed, including Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle, and ISS. The article is followed by a Comment by astronaut M.R. Barratt, who is affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center: Barratt MR. Editorial comment. Urology. 2017 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28651749 (See NASA section #3.)

 

4

Chaumillon R, Romeas T, Paillard C, Bernardin D, Giraudet G, Bouchard J, Faubert J.

The use of transdermal scopolamine to solve methodological issues raised by gender differences in susceptibility to simulator sickness.

Transp Res Part F Traffic Psychol Behav. 2017 May 47:42-58.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136984781630393X

Note: Data for this study is presented in radar charts in the article "Enhancing data visualization to capture the simulator sickness phenomenon: On the usefulness of radar charts." Data Brief, 2017 May 31;13:301-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28649590. (See next citation.)

 

5

Chaumillon R, Romeas T, Paillard C, Bernardin D, Giraudet G, Bouchard JF, Faubert J.

Enhancing data visualisation to capture the simulator sickness phenomenon: On the usefulness of radar charts.

Data Brief. 2017 Aug;13:301-5. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28649590

Note: The authors provide radar charts of data from the article by Chaumillon R, et al. The use of transdermal scopolamine to solve methodological issues raised by gender differences in susceptibility to simulator sickness. Transp Res Part F Traffic Psychol Behav. 2017 May 47:42-58. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136984781630393X. (See previous citation.) This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

6

Song F, Brasch ME, Wang H, Henderson JH, Sauer K, Ren D.

How bacteria respond to material stiffness during attachment: A role of Escherichia coliflagellar motility. 

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2017 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28636823

 

7

D'Souza RF, Bjørnsen T, Zeng N, Aasen KMM, Raastad T, Cameron-Smith D, Mitchell CJ.

MicroRNAs in muscle: Characterizing the powerlifter phenotype.

Front Physiol. 2017 Jun 7;8:383.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28638346

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

8

Christen P, Müller R.

In vivo visualisation and quantification of bone resorption and bone formation from time-lapse imaging.

Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28639146

 

9

Song S, Gao Z, Lei X, Niu Y, Zhang Y, Li C, Lu Y, Wang Z, Shang P.

Total flavonoids of Drynariae Rhizoma prevent bone loss induced by hindlimb unloading in rats.

Molecules. 2017 Jun 22;22(7).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28640230

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

 

10

Xiao M, Bolduc DL, Li X, Cui W, Hieber KP, Bunger R, Ossetrova NI.

Urine Interleukin-18 (IL-18) as a biomarker of total-body irradiation: A preliminary study in nonhuman primates.

Radiat Res. 2017 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28650775

 

11

Tafforin C, Giner Abati F.

Cultural ethology as a new approach of interplanetary crew's behavior.

Acta Astronaut. 2017 Oct;139:102-10. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517301601

Note: Results from four analog studies are discussed: Mars 500 Project, Mars Desert Research Station, Tara-Arctic Expedition, and Concordia South Pole Station.

 

12

MacNeilage PR, Glasauer S.

Quantification of head movement predictability and implications for suppression of vestibular input during locomotion.

Front Comput Neurosci. 2017 Jun 7;11:47.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28638335

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

13

Fu Y, Gao H, Li H, Qin Y, Tang W, Lu J, Li M, Shao L, Liu H.

Change of growth promotion and disease resistant of wheat seedling by application of biocontrol bacterium Pseudochrobactrum kiredjianiae A4 under simulated microgravity. 

Acta Astronaut.  Jun 23. [Article in Press]

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576516311936

Note: A random positioning machine was used.

 

14

Shevchenko GV.

Putative gravisensors among microtubule associated proteins.

Cell Biol Int. 2017 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28656641

Note: Clinorotation was used.

 

15

Sharakshane A.

Whole high-quality light environment for humans and plants.

Life Sci Space Res. 2017 Jul 5. [Article in Press]

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552417300305

 

16

McPhee M, Tucker KJ, Wan A, MacDonald DA.

Perceived task complexity of trunk stability exercises.

Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Feb;27:57-63.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28637602

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.

 

17

Tofil NM, Lin Y, Zhong J, Peterson DT, White ML, Grant V, Grant DJ, Gottesman R, Sudikoff SN, Adler M, Marohn K, Davidson J, Cheng A.

Workload of team leaders and team members during a simulated sepsis scenario.

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28654549

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.

 

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