May 27, 2011 Current Awareness

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  1. Pierson DL, Mehta SK, Gilden D, Cohrs RJ, Nagel MA, Schmid DS, Tyring SK. Varicella zoster virus DNA at inoculation sites and in saliva after Zostavax immunization. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jun 1;203(11):1542-5. (PI: D.L. Pierson) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Villasana LE, Benice TS, Raber J. Long-term effects of (56)Fe irradiation on spatial memory of mice: Role of sex and apolipoprotein E isoform. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jun 1;80(2):567-73. (PI: J. Raber)
  3. Moore ST, Dilda V, MacDougall HG. Galvanic vestibular stimulation as an analogue of spatial disorientation after spaceflight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 May;82(5):535-42. (PI: S.T. Moore)
  4. Kumar P, Millar KD, Kiss JZ. Inflorescence stems of the mdr1 mutant display altered gravitropism and phototropism. Environ Exp Bot. 2011 Feb;70(2-3):244-50. (PI: J.Z. Kiss)
  5. Kanas N. Expedition to Mars: Psychological, interpersonal, and psychiatric issues. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct-Nov;12:3741-7. (PI: N. Kanas) Note: This issue of the Journal of Cosmology, entitled "The Human Mission to Mars: Colonizing the Red Planet," contains 54 articles on this topic. Eight articles are listed in this section and six are listed in the Other section. They are review-type articles and are available online without charge. Table of Contents (scroll down).
  6. Doarn CR, Williams D, Nicogossian AE, Williams RS. Medical care for a Mars transit mission and extended stay on the Martian surface. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3758-67.
  7. Carpenter RD, Lang TF, Bloomfield SA, Bloomberg JJ, Judex S, Keyak JH, Midura RJ, Pajevic PD, Spatz JM. Effects of long-duration spaceflight, microgravity, and radiation on the neuromuscular, sensorimotor, and skeletal systems. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3778-80. (PIs: T.F. Lang, S.A. Bloomfield, J.J. Bloomberg, S. Judex, R.J. Midura)
  8. Moore ST, MacDougall HG. Journey to Mars: Physiological effects and operational consequences of long-duration microgravity exposure. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3781-93. (PI: S.T. Moore)
  9. Qin YX. Challenges to the musculoskeleton during a journey to Mars: Assessment and counter measures. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3794-806. (PI: Y.X. Qin)
  10. Summers RL, Coleman TG. The Digital Astronaut: Theoretical conception of physiologic adaptations to the Mars environment. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3807-16.
  11. Shelhamer M, Beaton K. Mission to Mars: Training and maintenance of sensorimotor responses considerations based on context-specific adaptation. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3817-24. (PI: M. Shelhamer)
  12. Straume T, Blattnig S, Zeitlin C. Radiation hazards and the colonization of Mars: Brain, body, pregnancy, in-utero development, cardio, cancer, degeneration. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3992-4033.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Zheng L, Liu JZ, Hu YW, Zhong TY, Xiong SL, Wang W, Wang Q. Simulated microgravity, erythroid differentiation, and the expression of transcription factor GATA-1 in CD34+ cells. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 May;82(5):513-7.
  2. Rosales-Velderrain A, Cardno M, Mateus J, Kumar R, Schlabs T, Hargens AR. Toe blood pressure and leg muscle oxygenation with body posture. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 May;82(5):531-4.
  3. Cysarz D, Van Leeuwen P, Edelhäuser F, Montano N, Porta A. Binary symbolic dynamics classifies heart rate variability patterns linked to autonomic modulations. Comput Biol Med. 2011 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Vinik AI, Maser RE, Ziegler D. Autonomic imbalance: Prophet of doom or scope for hope? Diabet Med. 2011 Jun;28(6):643-51. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Hazell TJ, Lemon PW. Synchronous whole-body vibration increases VO(2) during and following acute exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Roschel H, Barroso R, Batista M, Ugrinowitsch C, Tricoli V, Arsati F, Lima-Arsati YB, Araújo VC, Moreira A. Do whole-body vibration exercise and resistance exercise modify concentrations of salivary cortisol and immunoglobulin A? Braz J Med Biol Res. 2011 May 13. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  7. Frings-Meuthen P, Buehlmeier J, Baecker N, Stehle P, Fimmers R, May F, Kluge G, Heer M. High sodium chloride intake exacerbates immobilization-induced bone resorption and protein losses. J Appl Physiol. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This bed rest study, called "Salty Life 7," was part of a series of "Salty Life" studies, which are a "series of several metabolic ward studies at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) dealing with the impact of NaCl on several physiological systems."
  8. Grimston SK, Goldberg DB, Watkins M, Brodt MD, Silva MJ, Civitelli R. Connexin43 deficiency reduces the sensitivity of cortical bone to the effects of muscle paralysis. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Nurmio M, Joki H, Kallio J, Määttä JA, Kalervo VH, Toppari J, Jahnukainen K, Laitala-Leinonen T. Receptor tyrosine kinase inhibition causes simultaneous bone loss and excess bone formation within growing bone in rats. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2011 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Chen D, Zhao CM. The possible existence of a gut-bone axis suggested by studies of genetically manipulated mouse models? Curr Pharm Des. 2011 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Rannou F, Pennec JP, Morel J, Gueret G, Leschiera R, Droguet M, Gioux M, Giroux-Metges MA. Nav 1.4 and Nav 1.5 are modulated differently during muscle immobilization and contractile phenotype conversion. J Appl Physiol. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Kachaeva EV, Turtikova OV, Ushakov IB, Orlov OI, Shenkman BS. Postural muscle recovery under lowered oxygen concentration after prolonged disuse. Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2011 Mar-Apr;437(1):102-4. Epub 2011 May 18. Note: This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2011;437(6):833-6.
  13. Mendias CL, Kayupov E, Bradley JR, Brooks SV, Claflin DR. Decreased specific force and power production of muscle fibers from myostatin-deficient mice are associated with a suppression of protein degradation. J Appl Physiol. 2011 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Møllerløkken A, Gaustad SE, Havnes MB, Gutvik CR, Hjelde A, Wisløff U, Brubakk AO. Venous gas embolism as a predictive tool for improving CNS decompression safety. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  15. Nguyen DH, Oketch-Rabah HA, Illa-Bochaca I, Geyer FC, Reis-Filho JS, Mao JH, Ravani SA, Zavadil J, Borowsky AD, Jerry DJ, Dunphy KA, Seo JH, Haslam S, Medina D, Barcellos-Hoff MH. Radiation acts on the microenvironment to affect breast carcinogenesis by distinct mechanisms that decrease cancer latency and affect tumor type. Cancer Cell. 2011 May 17;19(5):640-51. Note: The publisher's abstract includes a graphical abstract.
  16. Toburen LH. Challenges in Monte Carlo track structure modelling. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Chen Y, Ahmad S. Empirical model estimation of relative biological effectiveness for proton beam therapy. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2011 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Nooij SA, Groen EL. Rolling into spatial disorientation: Simulator demonstration of the post-roll (Gillingham) illusion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 May;82(5):505-12.
  19. Wagner LS, Oakley SR, Vang P, Noble BN, Cevette MJ, Stepanek JP. Hypoxia-induced changes in standing balance. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 May;82(5):518-22.
  20. Tribukait A, Grönkvist M, Eiken O. The perception of roll tilt in pilots during a simulated coordinated turn in a gondola centrifuge. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 May;82(5):523-30.
  21. Frissen I, Campos JL, Souman JL, Ernst MO. Integration of vestibular and proprioceptive signals for spatial updating. Exp Brain Res. 2011 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  22. Schomaker J, Tesch J, Bülthoff HH, Bresciani JP. It is all me: The effect of viewpoint on visual-vestibular recalibration. Exp Brain Res. 2011 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  23. Ohshiro T, Angelaki DE, DeAngelis GC. A normalization model of multisensory integration. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Jun;14(6):775-82. Epub 2011 May 8. Note: A News and Views article comments on this research.
  24. Hardin J. Mechanotransduction: Getting morphogenesis down pat. Curr Biol. 2011 May 10;21(9):R309-11. Note: This is a comment on an article in Nature that appeared in the 3/11/11 Current Awareness list.
  25. Husson J, Chemin K, Bohineust A, Hivroz C, Henry N. Force generation upon T cell receptor engagement. PLoS One. 2011 May 10;6(5):e19680. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  26. Cockell CS, Rettberg P, Rabbow E, Olsson-Francis K. Exposure of phototrophs to 548 days in low Earth orbit: Microbial selection pressures in outer space and on early Earth. ISME J. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  27. Raggio J, Pintado A, Ascaso C, De La Torre R, De Los Ríos A, Wierzchos J, Horneck G, Sancho LG. Whole lichen thalli survive exposure to space conditions: Results of Lithopanspermia experiment with Aspicilia fruticulosa. Astrobiology. 2011 May;11(4):281-92. Epub 2011 May 5. Note: Foton results.
  28. Vandenbussche FJ, Suslov D, De Grauwe L, Leroux O, Vissenberg K, Van Der Straeten D. The role of brassinosteroids in shoot gravitropism. Plant Physiol. 2011 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may temporarily be obtained online without charge.
  29. Stuster J. Acceptable risk: The human mission to Mars. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3566-77.
  30. Harrison AA, Fiedler ER. Mars, human hactors and behavioral health. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3685-93.
  31. Fiedler ER, Harrison AA. Psychosocial adaptation to a Mars mission. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3694-710.
  32. Bishop SL. Moving to Mars: There and back again. Stress and the psychology and culture of crew and astronaut. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3711-22.
  33. Suedfeld P. Mars: Anticipating the next great exploration. Psychology, culture and camaraderie. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3723-40.
  34. Marcal H, Burns BP, Blaber E. A human mission to Mars: A bioastronautics analysis of biomedical risks. J Cosmol. 2010 Oct- Nov;12:3748-57.