December 3, 2010 Current Awareness

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  1. Zwart SR, Booth SL, Peterson JW, Wang Z, Smith SM. Vitamin K status in spaceflight and ground-based models of spaceflight. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.M. Smith) Note: ISS, bed rest, and NEEMO results.
  2. Benninger MS, McFarlin K, Hamilton DR, Rubinfeld I, Sargsyan AE, Melton SL, Moyhi M, McLaren PJ, Dulchavsky SA. Ultrasonographic evaluation of sinusitis during microgravity in a novel animal model. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Nov;136(11):1094-8. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note: Parablic flight results. The article also briefly reports on ultrasonic examinations of sinus areas performed on ISS crew members, part of the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity flight experiments.
  3. Galbreath MM, Shibata S, VanGundy TB, Okazaki K, Fu Q, Levine BD. Effects of exercise training on arterial-cardiac baroreflex function in POTS. Clin Auton Res. 2010 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: B.D. Levine)
  4. Tsyusko O, Glenn T, Yi Y, Joice G, Jones K, Aizawa K, Coughlin D, Zimbrick J, Hinton T. Differential genetic responses to ionizing irradiation in individual families of Japanese medaka, Oryzias latipes. Mutat Res. 2010 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J. Zimbrick)
  5. Tariq MA, Soedipe A, Ramesh G, Wu H, Zhang Y, Shishodia S, Pourmand N, Jejelowo O. The effect of acute dose charge particle radiation on expression of DNA repair genes in mice. Mol Cell Biochem. 2010 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Kiely C, Greenberg G, Kiely CJ. A new look at lunar soil collected from the Sea of Tranquility during the Apollo 11 mission. Microsc Microanal. 2010 Nov 19:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

  1. Deegan BM, Cooke JP, Lyons D, Olaighin G, Serrador JM. Cerebral autoregulation in the vertebral and middle cerebral arteries during combine head upright tilt and lower body negative pressure in healthy humans. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;1:2505-8.
  2. Romero SA, Moralez G, Rickards CA, Ryan KL, Convertino VA, Fogt DL, Cooke WH. Control of cerebral blood velocity with furosemide-induced hypovolemia and upright tilt. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Hutchings SR, Kim JM, Song D, Pang CC. Differential constrictor responses of cephalic and caudal vasculature to alpha-adrenoceptor agonist after hind limb unloading. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2010 Nov;88(11):1035-41.
  4. Ocon AJ, Medow MS, Taneja I, Stewart JM. Respiration drives phase synchronization between blood pressure and R-R interval following loss of cardiovagal baroreflex during vasovagal syncope. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Chang H, Zhang L, Xu PT, Li Q, Sheng JJ, Wang YY, Chen Y, Zhang LN, Yu ZB. Nuclear translocation of calpain-2 regulates propensity toward apoptosis in cardiomyocytes of tail-suspended rats. J Cell Biochem. 2010 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Hopkins SR, Prisk GK. Lung perfusion measured using magnetic resonance imaging: New tools for physiological insights into the pulmonary circulation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Dec;32(6):1287-301. Note: This article is part of a special issue on Thoracic Imaging.
  7. Albi E, Ambesi-Impiombato S, Villani M, De Pol I, Spelat R, Lazzarini R, Perrella G. Thyroid cell growth: Sphingomyelin metabolism as non-invasive marker for cell damage acquired during spaceflight. Astrobiology. 2010 Oct;10(8):811-20. Note: Results from two missions to ISS: Soyuz TMA-6/TMA-5 and STS-120.
  8. Arieli R, Boaron E, Arieli Y, Abramovich A, Katsenelson K. Oxygen pretreatment as protection against decompression sickness in rats: Pressure and time necessary for hypothesized denucleation and renucleation. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Wang Q, Xu L, Wang Q, Chen D, Tian H, Lu C, Cheng S, Völgyi E, Wiklund P, Munukka E, Nicholson P, Alén M, Cheng S. Is bone loss the reversal of bone accrual? - Evidence from a cross-sectional study in daughter-mother-grandmother trios. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Christiansen BA, Kopperdahl DL, Kiel DP, Keaveny TM, Bouxsein ML. Mechanical contributions of the cortical and trabecular compartments contribute to differences in age-related changes in vertebral body strength in men and women assessed by QCT-based finite element analysis. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Karsenty G. Regulation of bone mass by serotonin: Molecular biology and therapeutic implications. Annu Rev Med. 2010 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Belavý DL, Miokovic T, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D. Estimation of changes in volume of individual lower-limb muscles using magnetic resonance imaging (during bed-rest). Physiol Meas. 2010 Nov 19;32(1):35-50. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Berlin Bed Rest Study.
  13. Zhang BT, Yeung SS, Liu Y, Wang HH, Wan YM, Ling SK, Zhang HY, Li YH, Yeung EW. The effects of low frequency electrical stimulation on satellite cell activity in rat skeletal muscle during hindlimb suspension. BMC Cell Biol. 2010 Nov 18;11:87. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Dupont E, Cieniewski-Bernard C, Bastide B, Stevens L. Electrostimulation during hindlimb unloading modulates PI3K-AKT downstream targets without preventing soleus atrophy and restores slow phenotype through ERK. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Federenko YF, Deogenov VA, Kakuris KK, Yerullis KB. Muscle potassium and potassium losses during hypokinesia in healthy subjects. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2010 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Koopman R. Dietary protein and exercise training in ageing. Proc Nutr Soc. 2010 Nov 22:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Fokas E, You A, Juricko J, Engenhart-Cabillic R, An HX. Genetic alterations after carbon ion irradiation in human lung adenocarcinoma cells. Int J Oncol. 2011 Jan;38(1):161-8.
  18. Baker JE, Moulder JE, Hopewell JW. Radiation as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2010 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article contains a section on space exploration. The article may temporarily be obtained online without charge.
  19. Barra J, Marquer A, Joassin R, Reymond C, Metge L, Chauvineau V, Pérennou D. Humans use internal models to construct and update a sense of verticality. Brain. 2010 Dec 12:133(12):3552-63.
  20. Janky KL, Shepard NT. Unilateral centrifugation: Utricular assessment and protocol comparison. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  21. Geisinger D, Ferreira E, Suarez A, Suarez H. Dynamic modeling and experimental results for a head tilt response. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;1:2986-9. Note: There are some potentially relevant papers in this multi-paper volume, e.g., PMIDs 21097262 21097259 21096952 21095778
  22. Li H, Chen J, Zhang Y, Sun S, Tao Z, Long M. Effects of oriented substrates on cell morphology, the cell cycle, and the cytoskeleton in Ros 17/2.8 cells. Sci China Life Sci. 2010 Sep;53(9):1085-91. Epub 2010 Nov 23. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  23. Schwartz MA. Integrins and extracellular matrix in mechanotransduction. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2010 Dec 1;2(12):a005066. Epub 2010 Nov 17. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  24. Li YJ, Yan H, Chen W, Zhang L, Zhang BQ, Zhou QX. Different characteristics of heart rate variability in mental and physical fatigue states. Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Jun;23(3):157-62. Note: This issue is currently not available at the site that contains other issues.
  25. Qin HB, Wang J, Bai YQ, Wu B, Liu XY, Jin XL, Liu F. [Effect of 60 d -6degrees head-down bed rest on the subjects' emotion] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Jun;23(3):163-71. Chinese. Note: Bed rest study.
  26. Tang YK, Guo SS, AI WD. Qin LF. [Effects of red and blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) on the growth and development of lettuce (var. Youmaicai)] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Jun;23(3):206-12. Chinese.
  27. Dang L, Yin H, Jin MH, Zhang RP, Pang X. [Space mutation effects of Rhodobacter sphaeroides] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Jun;23(3):224-8. Chinese. Note: Chinese satellite results.
  28. He SY, Wang LJ. [Dynamic effects of visual, vestibular and their interaction on visual cognitive processing] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Jun;23(3):229-34. Chinese.
  29. Apostolakis E, Apostolaki G, Apostolaki M, Chorti M. The reported thoracic injuries in Homer's Iliad. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Nov 19;5:114. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Interesting and worth a look. This article may be obtained online without charge.