May 26, 2006 Current Awareness

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  1. McFarlin K, Sargsyan AE, Melton S, Hamilton DR, Dulchavsky SA. A surgeon's guide to the universe. Surgery. 2006 May;139(5):587-90. (HSR&T PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note: From paper: "This review examines the challenges of providing operative care in space, with special consideration of operation in zero gravity during exploration-class long-duration spaceflight."
  2. Convertino VA, Ratliff DA, Eisenhower KC, Warren C, Doerr DF, Idris AH, Lurie KG. Inspiratory impedance effects on hemodynamic responses to orthostasis in normal subjects. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 May;77(5):486-93. (HSR&T PI: V.A. Convertino)
  3. Monahan KD, Leuenberger UA, Ray CA. Effect of repetitive hypoxic apneas on baroreflex function in humans. J Physiol. 2006 May 18; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.A. Ray) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Popovic ZB, Richards KE, Greenberg NL, Rovner A, Drinko J, Cheng Y, Penn MS, Fukamachi K, Mal N, Levine BD, Garcia MJ, Thomas JD. Scaling of diastolic intraventricular pressure gradients is related to filling time duration. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 May 5; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.D. Thomas)
  5. Nichols HL, Zhang N, Wen X. Proteomics and genomics of microgravity. Physiol Genomics. 2006 May 16; [Epub ahead of print] Note: From abstract: "This review aims at summarizing the current status of microgravity related genomics and proteomics studies and stimulating large scale proteomics and genomics research activities."
  6. Mao JH, Saunier EF, de Koning JP, McKinnon MM, Higgins MN, Nicklas K, Yang HT, Balmain A, Akhurst RJ. Genetic variants of Tgfb1 act as context-dependent modifiers of mouse skin tumor susceptibility. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2006 May 23;103(21):8125-30. Epub 2006 May 15. (HSR&T PI: A. Balmain)
  7. Lupi D, Sekaran S, Jones SL, Hankins MW, Foster RG. Light-evoked FOS induction within the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of melanopsin knockout (Opn4-/-) mice: a developmental study. Chronobiol Int. 2006;23(1-2):167-79. (HSR&T PI: R.G. Foster)
  8. Hanifin JP, Stewart KT, Smith P, Tanner R, Rollag M, Brainard GC. High-intensity red light suppresses melatonin. Chronobiol Int. 2006;23(1-2):251-68. (HSR&T PI: G.C. Brainard)
  9. Stutte GW, Monje O, Hatfield RD, Paul AL, Ferl RJ, Simone CG. Microgravity effects on leaf morphology, cell structure, carbon metabolism and mRNA expression of dwarf wheat. Planta. 2006 May 10; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: G.W. Stutte, R.J. Ferl) Note: ISS results.
  10. Manley P, Lelkes PI. A novel real-time system to monitor cell aggregation and trajectories in rotating wall vessel bioreactors. J Biotechnol. 2006 May 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P.I. Lelkes)
  11. Meilleur F, Snell EH, van der Woerd MJ, Judge RA, Myles DA. A quasi-Laue neutron crystallographic study of D-xylose isomerase. Eur Biophys J. 2006 May 4; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: E.H. Snell)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Jennings RT, Murphy DM, Ware DL, Aunon SM, Moon RE, Bogomolov VV, Morgun VV, Voronkov YI, Fife CE, Boyars MC, Ernst RD. Medical qualification of a commercial spaceflight participant: not your average astronaut. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 May;77(5):475-84. Note: An editorial (PMID 16708527) in this issue commended the authors of this paper and the subject for doing "a service to the space medical community by being open with results and precise in reporting the details and rationale of this process and its outcome."
  2. Berry NM, Rickards CA, Newman DG. Acute cardiovascular adaptation to 10 consecutive episodes of head-up tilt. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 May;77(5):494-9.
  3. Tribukait A, Eiken O. Semicircular canal influence on the visually perceived eye level during gondola centrifugation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 May;77(5):500-8.
  4. Liu J MD, Cao T MD, Yuan L MD, Duan YM D, Yang Y MD. Comparison of tricuspid inflow and superior vena caval Doppler velocities in acute simulated hypovolemia: New non-invasive indices for evaluating right ventricular preload. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2006 May 16;4(1):23 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Tatsumi R, Liu X, Pulido A, Morales M, Sakata T, Dial S, Hattori A, Ikeuchi Y, Allen RE. Satellite cell activation in stretched skeletal muscle and the role of nitric oxide and hepatocyte growth factor. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006 Jun;290(6):C1487-94. Note: Hindlimb suspension was used to stretch muscle.
  6. Kirenskaya AV, Tomilovskaya ES, Novototskii-Vlasov Vyu, Kozlovskaya IB. The effects of simulated microgravity on characteristics of slow presaccadic potentials. Hum Physiol. 2006 Mar;32(2):131-9. Note: This is a translation of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2006 32(2):10-9 (PMID 16669215). The abstract can be viewed at:
  7. Lai SK, Lai CH, Yung KK, Shum DK, Chan YS. Maturation of otolith-related brainstem neurons in the detection of vertical linear acceleration in rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2006 May;23(9):2431-46.
  8. Treffort N, Dubreucq G, Canu MH, Guerardel Y, Falempin M, Picquet F. Variations in amino acid neurotransmitters in the rat ventral spinal cord after hindlimb unloading. Neurosci Lett. 2006 May 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Tokumaru O, Haruki K, Bacal K, Katagiri T, Yamamoto T, Sakurai Y. Incidence of cancer among female flight attendants: a meta-analysis. J Travel Med. 2006 May;13(3):127-32.
  10. Zhang Y, Chen H, Huang H, Xu X, Tang X, Yin G, Wu J. [Mechanical environment of rotating bioreactor and its effect on cell growth] Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Apr;23(2):400-4. Chinese.
  11. Whippo CW, Hangarter RP. Phototropism: Bending towards enlightenment. Plant Cell. 2006 May;18(5):1110-9. Note: An "Historical Perspective Essay."
  12. Wang YC, Sun XQ, Cao XS, Chen LJ, Sun HP. Effects of repeated +Gz exposures on cervical intervertebral disc in rabbits. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Feb;19(1):6-9. Chinese.
  13. Xu ZP, Sun XQ, Liu TS, Wu B, Zhang S, Xue YY. Study on apoptosis of rat brain cells after exposure to +Gx in simulated emergent return of spacecraft. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Feb;19(1):10-4. Chinese.
  14. Zhan H, Xie S, Jia HB, Wei SH, Jing BS, Li T. Effects of modafinil on vestibular function during 24 h sleep deprivation. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Feb;19(1):15-8. Chinese.
  15. Sun XQ, Xu ZP, Zhang S, Wu B, Cao XS, Wu P. Effects of +Gx exposure after simulated weightlessness on glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) expression of brain in rats. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Feb;19(1):19-22. Chinese.
  16. Zhu YJ, Wu SD, Fan XL, Song XA. Effects of simulated weightlessness on ultrastructure of red nucleus neuron of rats. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Feb;19(1):23-5. Chinese.