November 7, 2008 Current Awareness

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  1. McConnell BK, Popovic Z, Mal N, Lee K, Bautista J, Forudi F, Schwartzman R, Jin JP, Penn M, Bond M. Disruption of protein kinase-A interaction with A-kinase anchoring proteins in the heart in vivo: Effects on cardiac contractility, PKA phosphorylation and troponin-I proteolysis. J Biol Chem. 2008 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.P. Jin) Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  2. Acevedo SF, Tittle S, Raber J. Transgenic expression of androgen receptors improves spatial memory retention in both sham-irradiated and (137)Cs gamma-irradiated female mice. Radiat Res. 2008 Nov;170(5):572-8. (PI: J. Raber)
  3. Breneman KD, Highstein SM, Boyle RD, Rabbitt RD. The passive cable properties of hair cell stereocilia and their contribution to somatic capacitance measurements. Biophys J. 2008 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.D. Breneman, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program) Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Mukundakrishnan K, Ayyaswamy PS, Eckmann DM. Finite-sized gas bubble motion in a blood vessel: non-Newtonian effects. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Sep;78(3 Pt 2):036303. Epub 2008 Sep 5. (PI: D.M. Eckmann) Note: This article may be obtained ( online.
  5. Allen CA, Torres AG. Host-microbe communication within the GI tract. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;635:93-101. (PI: C.A. Allen, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Claassen JA, Levine BD, Zhang R. Dynamic cerebral autoregulation during repeated squat-stand maneuvers. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Larina IM, Smirnova TM, Morukov BV. Long-term antiorthostatic hypokinesia stimulates storage of osmotically inactive sodium in the human body. Hum Physiol. 2008 Sep;34(5):608-16. Note: The first page of this paper can be viewed at the bottom of the publisher's site abstract (as is the case with many Springer journals). This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2008 Sep-Oct;34(5):80-8.
  3. Privett SE, George KP, Middleton N, Shave R, Whyte GP, Cable NT. The effect of prolonged endurance exercise upon blood pressure regulation during a post-exercise orthostatic challenge. Br J Sports Med. 2008 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Zange J, Mester J, Heer M, Kluge G, Liphardt AM. 20-Hz whole body vibration training fails to counteract the decrease in leg muscle volume caused by 14 days of 6 degrees head down tilt bed rest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may temporarily be obtainable online without charge.
  5. Onuma B, Naoki K, Kiyoji M, Shinji M. Effect of electrical stimulation to prevent muscle atrophy on morphologic and histologic properties of hindlimb suspended rat hindlimb muscles. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Glover EI, Phillips SM, Oates BR, Tang JE, Tarnopolsky MA, Selby A, Smith K, Rennie MJ. Immobilization induces anabolic resistance in human myofibrillar protein synthesis with low and high dose amino acid infusion. J Physiol. 2008 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Rathbone CR, Booth FW, Lees SJ. Sirt1 increases skeletal muscle precursor cell proliferation. Eur J Cell Biol. 2008 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Hwang SJ, Lublinsky S, Seo YK, Kim IS, Judex S. Extremely small-magnitude accelerations enhance bone regeneration: A preliminary study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may temporarily be obtainable online without charge.
  9. Knothe Tate ML, Steck R, Anderson EJ. Bone as an inspiration for a novel class of mechanoactive materials. Biomaterials. 2009 Jan;30(2):133-40. Epub 2008 Oct 5.
  10. Gurkan UA, Akkus O. The mechanical environment of bone marrow: A review. Ann Biomed Eng. 2008 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS, Palermo NJ, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Rasmussen HM, Dallal GE. Treatment with potassium bicarbonate lowers calcium excretion and bone resorption in older men and women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  12. Yakar S, Rosen CJ, Bouxsein ML, Sun H, Mejia W, Kawashima Y, Wu Y, Emerton K, Williams V, Jepsen K, Schaffler MB, Majeska RJ, Gavrilova O, Gutierrez M, Hwang D, Pennisi P, Frystyk J, Boisclair Y, Pintar J, Jasper H, Domene H, Cohen P, Clemmons D, LeRoith D. Serum complexes of insulin-like growth factor-1 modulate skeletal integrity and carbohydrate metabolism. FASEB J. 2008 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Ullrich O, Huber K, Lang K. Signal transduction in cells of the immune system in microgravity. Cell Commun Signal. 2008 Oct 28;6:9. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Heidenreich WF, Paretzke HG. Promotion of initiated cells by radiation-induced cell inactivation. Radiat Res. 2008 Nov;170(5):613-7.
  15. Ramakrishnan N, Brenner D. Predicting individual radiation sensitivity: Current and evolving technologies. Radiat Res. 2008 Nov;170(5):666-75. Note: This article is a collection of 15 extended abstracts deriving from a workshop of the same title held at Columbia University in March 2008. The goals of the workshop were to "assess the significance of interindividual radiation sensitivity in terms of the aftermath of a large-scale radiological event and to assess whether the approaches used at clinical doses can be translated to lower doses or whether different approaches will be needed."
  16. Yang JC, Fan XL, Song XA, Li Q. The role of different glutamate receptors in the mediation of glutamate-evoked excitation of red nucleus neurons after simulated microgravity in rat. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Verheyden B, Ector H, Aubert AE, Reybrouck T. Tilt training increases the vasoconstrictor reserve in patients with neurally mediated syncope evoked by head-up tilt testing. Eur Heart J. 2008 Jun;29(12):1523-30. Epub 2008 Mar 27.
  18. Sakai S, Mishima H, Ishii T, Akaogi H, Yoshioka T, Ohyabu Y, Chang F, Ochiai N, Uemura T. Rotating three-dimensional dynamic culture of adult human bone marrow-derived cells for tissue engineering of hyaline cartilage. J Orthop Res. 2008 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Chen SG. [Development and prospect of space medico-engineering in China] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):157-66. Chinese. Note: NOTE: This article and many of the following articles, from a special edition of this journal, cover various aspects of space medico-engineering in China. All but two articles from this issue are included in the list below. Titles, authors, and some of the references for the individual papers from this journal are available in English at the links given here. English abstracts are generally not available. Journal main site.
  20. Tang LX, Gao F, Deng YB, Fu L, Dong WP, Zhou KH. [Research on environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) of China's manned spacecraft] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):167-74. Chinese.
  21. Huang WF. [Review and outlook of China's astronaut selection and training] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):175-81. Chinese.
  22. Shen XY, Wang LJ. [Research progress of weightlessness physiology in China] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):182-7. Chinese.
  23. Yu XJ. [Practices and achievements of space environmental medicine in China] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):188-91. Chinese.
  24. Guo ZF, Li YZ, Gai YQ. [Construction and development of space operational medicine] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):192-7. Chinese.
  25. Li YZ. [Application of Chinese medicine and herbs in manned spaceflight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):198-205. Chinese.
  26. Bai SM. [Challenges to space nutrition and space food during long-term spaceflight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):206-9. Chinese.
  27. Bai YQ, Wu DW. [Space medical challenge and countermeasures in long-term manned spaceflight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):210-4. Chinese.
  28. Su HY, Chen SG, Li JH, Wang ZK, Xu H. [Development of space chronobiology research] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):215-23. Chinese.
  29. Ma AJ, Huang XH. [Development of manned space environmental simulation technology] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):224-32. Chinese.
  30. Chao JG, Chen SG, Xue L, Jiang GH, Wang XM. [Study on technology of space flight training simulator and its engineering implementation] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):233-9. Chinese.
  31. Zhang P, Liu HJ, Yang MH, Li L, Ge X, Li X, Wang X, Fan M, Chen XP. Intervention of ciliary neurotrophic factor on weightlessness-induced muscle atrophy and myofiber phenotype transition. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):240-4. Note: This article is in English. Hindlimb suspension was used.
  32. Liu F, Wu B, Bai YQ, Jing XL, Wang J, Wu P, Liu XH, Liu XY. [Research on training methods for psycho-regulating adaptation ability of astronaut] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):245-51. Chinese.
  33. Zhang YJ, Wu B, Wang Y, Shi LJ, Li ZZ, Wu S. [Determination of index weights in the operation complexity model of spaceflight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):252-6. Chinese.
  34. Liu XY, Bai YQ, Liu F, Wang J, Jing XL, Qin HB, Wu B. [Research on the mental psycho-effects and their countermeasures of sleep deprivation and society isolation for 72 h] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):257-61. Chinese.
  35. Fu L, Yuan XG, Han HY, Feng HQ, Yang CX. [Research on the character of the sealed-cabin temperature and humidity control system in gravity and micro-gravity conditions] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):262-7. Chinese.
  36. Ai WD, Guo SS, Dong WP, Tang YK, Qin LF. [Preliminary study of the effect of gamma-ray of 60Co on the growth of Spirulina] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):268-72. Chinese.
  37. Xi LB, Li TQ, Li M, Lin GP. [Development of the portable device for spacesuit ventilation and heat-regulation] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):273-6. Chinese.
  38. Zhang L, Yan H. [Morphological correlation analysis of ECG signals in spaceflight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):287-90. Chinese.
  39. Li YH, Wan YM, Bai YQ, Jiang SZ, Deng YB, Chen SG. [Outline of "Earth-Star-I" 60 d head-down bed rest experiment] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):291-4. Chinese.
  40. Zhu Y, Liu BK. [Application of impulse response method in bone biomechanics research] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Jun;21(3):295-8. Chinese.