May 14, 2010 Current Awareness

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  1. Benoit MR, Conant CG, Ionescu-Zanetti C, Schwartz M, Matin A. New device for high throughput viability screening of flow-biofilms. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A. Matin)
  2. Maklad A, Kamel S, Wong E, Fritzsch B. Development and organization of polarity-specific segregation of primary vestibular afferent fibers in mice. Cell Tissue Res. 2010 May;340(2):303-21. Epub 2010 Apr 28. (PI: B. Fritzsch)
  3. Ferl RJ, Paul AL. Lunar plant biology-A review of the Apollo era. Astrobiology. 2010 Apr;10(3):261-74. (PIs: R.J. Ferl, A.L. Paul) Note: Sections of the paper can be viewed online without charge. Scroll down at the publisher's abstract.
  4. Bera PP, Francisco JS, Lee TJ. Design strategies to minimize the radiative efficiency of global warming molecules. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This is not space life sciences research, but it is interesting work performed by NASA Ames Research Center and Purdue scientists. The article may be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kotovskaya AR, Fomina GA. Characteristics of adaptation and maladaptation of human cardiovascular system under space flight conditions. Hum Physiol. 2010 Mar;36(2):190-7. Note: Salyut-7 and Mir results. This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2010 Mar-Apr;36(2):78-86.
  2. Lewis NC, Atkinson G, Lucas SJ, Grant EJ, Jones H, Tzeng YC, Horsman H, Ainslie PN. Diurnal variation in time to pre-syncope and associated circulatory changes during a controlled orthostatic challenge. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Figueroa JJ, Basford JR, Low PA. Preventing and treating orthostatic hypotension: As easy as A, B, C. Cleve Clin J Med. 2010 May;77(5):298-306. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Ohshima H. [Secondary Osteoporosis UPDATE. Bone loss due to bed rest and human space flight study] Clin Calcium. 2010 May;20(5):709-16. Japanese. Note: This article and 13 other articles are part of an issue on the topic of secondary osteoporosis (bone loss or bone changes caused by various disorders that are not primary osteoporosis). The citations can be viewed by entering the journal title abbreviation clin calcium in PubMed. The journal can be accessed through the publisher, although most of the information there is in Japanese.
  5. Zhao J, Xing Y, Zhou Q, Jin W, Wacker W, Barden HS. Can forearm bone mineral density be measured with DXA in the supine position? A study in Chinese population. J Clin Densitom. 2010 Apr;13(2):147-50.
  6. Schulze J, Seitz S, Saito H, Schneebauer M, Marshall RP, Baranowsky A, Busse B, Schilling AF, Friedrich FW, Albers J, Spiro AS, Zustin J, Streichert T, Ellwanger K, Niehrs C, Amling M, Baron R, Schinke T. Negative regulation of bone formation by the transmembrane Wnt antagonist Kremen-2. PLoS One. 2010 Apr 27;5(4):e10309. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  7. Rubin J, Rubin C. Stand UP! J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 May;95(5):2050-3. Note: This editorial is a comment on a paper about the role of sclerostin in bone changes in disuse. It also discusses the broader issue of immobility. From the editorial: "In closing, when considering the complications that can arise from immobility of any cause, it is important to remember that mammalian cells have conserved mechano-sensing and mechano-response mechanisms, the aggregate of which serve as critical regulatory cues for the maintenance and repair of systems throughout our life span. There is ever increasing evidence to indicate that harnessing the benefits of exercise in general,or mechanical loading in particular, does not necessitate that we run a marathon each day or bench press 300 pounds to guard against the host of problems that accompany disuse. Even the simple action of standing up can provide potent benefits to a wide range of physiological systems, both in combating disease and recovering from it."
  8. Buford TW, Anton SD, Judge AR, Marzetti E, Wohlgemuth SE, Carter CS, Leeuwenburgh C, Pahor M, Manini TM. Models of accelerated sarcopenia: Critical pieces for solving the puzzle of age-related muscle atrophy. Ageing Res Rev. 2010 May 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Mohamed JS, Lopez MA, Cox GA, Boriek AM. Anisotropic regulation of Ankrd2 gene expression in skeletal muscle by mechanical stretch. FASEB J. 2010 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Mizukami-Murata S, Iwahashi H, Kimura S, Nojima K, Sakurai Y, Saitou T, Fujii N, Murata Y, Suga S, Kitagawa K, Tanaka K, Endo S, Hoshi M. Genome-wide expression changes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in response to high-LET ionizing radiation. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2010 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Nilsson EJ, Jönsson KI, Pallon J. Tolerance to proton irradiation in the eutardigrade Richtersius coronifer--a nuclear microprobe study. Int J Radiat Biol. 2010 May;86(5):420-7.
  12. Tiest WM, Kappers AM. Haptic perception of gravitational and inertial mass. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2010 May;72(4):1144-54.
  13. Orzel-Gryglewska J. Consequences of sleep deprivation. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2010;23(1):95-114. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Li YC, Chen BM, Wu PC, Cheng TL, Kao LS, Tao MH, Lieber A, Roffler SR. Cutting Edge: Mechanical forces acting on T cells immobilized via the TCR complex can trigger TCR signaling. J Immunol. 2010 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Sharabi SE, Hatef DA, Koshy JC, Hollier LH Jr, Yaremchuk MJ. Mechanotransduction: The missing link in the facial aging puzzle? Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Kolodkin-Gal I, Romero D, Cao S, Clardy J, Kolter R, Losick R. D-amino acids trigger biofilm disassembly. Science. 2010 Apr 30;328(5978):627-9.
  17. Liu JX, Li YZ, Verheyden B, Liu XX, Chen ZH, Chen SG, Xie Q, Aubert AE. Cardiovascular control during 60 d head-down bed rest: Chinese herbal medicine as a countermeasure. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2009 Dec;22(6):391-8. Note: Bibliographic information, and usually an abstract, for the individual papers in this journal is available at the links given with the individual citations. Journal site.
  18. Li XY, Wang GH, Liu YD. [Influences of hyper-gravity on early development, otolith morphology and otolith chemical compositions of zebrafish larva, Danio rerio] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2009 Dec;22(6):399-403. Chinese.
  19. Li TQ, Yuan XG, Wu ZQ, Xie GH. [Experimental study on thermal protection performance of "Feitian" EVA spacesuit based on thermal manikin metabolic simulation method] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2009 Dec;22(6):404-11. Chinese.
  20. Xiang H. [Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation on psychological selection indices of air traffic controller] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2009 Dec;22(6):422-6. Chinese.
  21. Liu YS, Wu B, Fei J, Tan C, Zhao DM, Sun HY, Gu ZM, Wu P, Liu XH, Wang J, Zhong CF, Geng J, Sun XQ. [Effects of exercise training on weight-bearing bone loss during 30 d -6° head-down bed rest] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;23(1):1-5. Chinese.
  22. Zhang HY, Song JP, Xiong JH, Qu LN, Yang F, Li YH. [Effects of tail-suspension, noise and combination of two stresses on immune function of rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;23(1):6-9. Chinese.
  23. Sheng JJ, Li Q, Yu ZB. [Indirect evaluation of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) release function in skeletal muscle strips] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;23(1):10-4. Chinese.
  24. Tong FF, Dai ZQ, Guo FM, Ding B, Tan YJ, Lv JY, Li YH. [Establishment of an osteoblastic model reflecting Cbfa1 activity with fluorescent intensity] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;23(1):15-9. Chinese.
  25. Tang YK, Guo SS, Qin LF, Ai WD. [Effects of hypobaric environment on growth and physiological characteristic of lettuce] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;23(1):47-51. Chinese.
  26. Ren CX, Liu M, Lu JY, Wu YH. [Optimization of RAPD reaction system and analysis of "HANGQIE-5" eggplant generated by space mutagenesis] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;23(1):52-6. Chinese. Note: Results from plants grown from seeds flown on two Chinese satellites.