August 26, 2011 Current Awareness

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  1. Mader TH, Gibson CR, Pass AF, Kramer LA, Lee AG, Fogarty J, Tarver WJ, Dervay JP, Hamilton DR, Sargsyan A, Phillips JL, Tran D, Lipsky W, Choi J, Stern C, Kuyumjian R, Polk JD. Optic disc edema, globe flattening, choroidal folds, and hyperopic shifts observed in astronauts after long-duration space flight. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS and Shuttle results.
  2. Swan JG, Bollinger BD, Donoghue TG, Wilbur JC, Phillips SD, Alvarenga DL, Knaus DA, Magari PJ, Buckey JC. Microbubble detection following hyperbaric chamber dives using dual-frequency ultrasound. J Appl Physiol. 2011 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.C. Buckey)
  3. Maks CJ, Wan XS, Ware JH, Romero-Weaver AL, Sanzari JK, Wilson JM, Rightnar S, Wroe AJ, Koss P, Gridley DS, Slater JM, Kennedy AR. Analysis of white blood cell counts in mice after gamma- or proton-radiation exposure. Radiat Res. 2011 Aug;176(2):170-6. Epub 2011 Apr 8. (PI: A.R. Kennedy/X.S. Wan/J.H. Ware/Center of Acute Radiation Research)
  4. Mao XW, Mekonnen T, Kennedy AR, Gridley DS. Differential expression of oxidative stress and extracellular matrix remodeling genes in low- or high-dose-rate photon-irradiated skin. Radiat Res. 2011 Aug;176(2):187-97. Epub 2011 May 16. (PI: A.R. Kennedy/Center of Acute Radiation Research)
  5. Stisova V, Abele WH, Thompson KH, Bennett PV, Sutherland BM. Response of primary human fibroblasts exposed to solar particle event protons. Radiat Res. 2011 Aug;176(2):217-25. Epub 2011 May 10. (PI: B.M. Sutherland)
  6. Clark TK, Young LR, Stimpson AJ, Duda KR, Oman CM. Numerical simulation of human orientation perception during lunar landing. Acta Astronaut. 2011 Sep-Oct;69(7-8):420-8. (PIs: L.R. Young, R. Small)
  7. Arslan BK, Boyd ES, Dolci WW, Dodson KE, Boldt MS, Pilcher CB. Workshops without Walls: Broadening access to science around the world. PLoS Biol. 2011 Aug;9(8):e1001118. Epub 2011 Aug 2. Note: This article describes workshops held by the NASA Astrobiology Institute that used modern communication tools to conduct scientific exchange without physical travel. The article may be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Bartels SA, Bezemer R, Milstein DM, Radder M, Lima A, Cherpanath TG, Heger M, Karemaker JM, Ince C. The microcirculatory response to compensated hypovolemia in a lower body negative pressure model. Microvasc Res. 2011 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Lin YJ, Po HL, Hsu HY, Chung CP, Sheng WY, Hu HH. Transcranial Doppler studies on cerebral autoregulation suggest prolonged cerebral vasoconstriction in a subgroup of patients with orthostatic intolerance. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2011 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Ganio MS, Brothers RM, Lucas RA, Hastings JL, Crandall CG. Validity of auscultatory and Penaz blood pressure measurements during profound heat stress alone and with an orthostatic challenge. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Scheen AJ, Philips JC. Squatting test: A dynamic postural manoeuvre to study baroreflex sensitivity. Clin Auton Res. 2011 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Johnson MS, DeMarco VG, Heesch CM, Whaley-Connell AT, Schneider RI, Rehmer NT, Tilmon RD, Ferrario CM, Sowers JR. Sex differences in baroreflex sensitivity, heart rate variability, and end organ damage in the TGR(mRen2)27 rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Belavý DL, Ohshima H, Bareille MP, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D. Limited effect of fly-wheel and spinal mobilization exercise countermeasures on lumbar spine deconditioning during 90 d bed-rest in the Toulouse LTBR study. Acta Astronaut. 2011 Sep-Oct;69(7-8):406-19. Note: “Long-Term Bed Rest” study (Toulouse, 2001 and 2002)
  7. Caron AZ, Haroun S, Leblanc E, Trensz F, Guindi C, Amrani A, Grenier G. The proteasome inhibitor MG132 reduces immobilization-induced skeletal muscle atrophy in mice. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 Aug 15;12:185. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Koshinaka K, Toshinai K, Mohammad A, Noma K, Oshikawa M, Ueno H, Yamaguchi H, Nakazato M. Therapeutic potential of ghrelin treatment for unloading-induced muscle atrophy in mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Aug 26;412(2):296-301. Epub 2011 Jul 28.
  9. Verhees KJ, Schols AM, Kelders MC, Op den Kamp CM, van der Velden J, Langen RC. Glycogen synthase kinase-3ß is required for the induction of skeletal muscle atrophy. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Goodman CA, Mayhew DL, Hornberger TA. Recent progress toward understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle mass. Cell Signal. 2011 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Bunn JA, Buford TW, Serra MC, Kreider RB, Willoughby DS. Protein and amino acid supplementation does not alter proteolytic gene expression following immobilization. J Nutr Metab. 2011;2011:539690. Epub 2011 Aug 9. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  12. Hvid LG, Ortenblad N, Aagaard P, Kjaer M, Suetta C. Effects of ageing on single muscle fibre contractile function following short-term immobilisation. J Physiol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Wang L, Mascher H, Psilander N, Blomstrand E, Sahlin K. Resistance exercise enhances the molecular signaling of mitochondrial biogenesis induced by endurance exercise in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol. 2011 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Osawa Y, Oguma Y. Effects of resistance training with whole-body vibration on muscle fitness in untrained adults. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Murphy MN, Mizuno M, Mitchell JH, Smith SA. Cardiovascular regulation by skeletal muscle reflexes in health and disease. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Walrand S, Guillet C, Salles J, Cano N, Boirie Y. Physiopathological mechanism of sarcopenia. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 Aug;27(3):365-85. Note: This article is part of a special issue on sarcopenia. The preface to the issue may be obtained online without charge.
  17. Nabavi N, Khandani A, Camirand A, Harrison RE. Effects of microgravity on osteoclast bone resorption and osteoblast cytoskeletal organization and adhesion. Bone. 2011 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Foton M3 results.
  18. Hsu YH, Chen WY, Chan CH, Wu CH, Sun ZJ, Chang MS. Anti-IL-20 monoclonal antibody inhibits the differentiation of osteoclasts and protects against osteoporotic bone loss. J Exp Med. 2011 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Watabe H, Furuhama T, Tani-Ishii N, Mikuni-Takagaki Y. Mechanotransduction activates alpha(5)beta(1) integrin and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways in mandibular osteoblasts. Exp Cell Res. 2011 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Moon HJ, Kim SE, Yun YP, Hwang YS, Park JH, Kwon IK. The inhibitory effect of simvastatin on osteoclast differentiation by scavenging reactive oxygen species. Exp Mol Med. 2011 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  21. Hou WW, Zhu ZL, Zhou Y, Zhang CX, Yu HY. Involvement of Wnt activation in the micromechanical vibration-enhanced osteogenic response of osteoblasts. J Orthop Sci. 2011 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  22. Ba X, Hadjiargyrou M, DiMasi E, Meng Y, Simon M, Tan Z, Rafailovich MH. The role of moderate static magnetic fields on biomineralization of osteoblasts on sulfonated polystyrene films. Biomaterials. 2011 Nov;32(31):7831-8. Epub 2011 Aug 4.
  23. Harada S, Takahashi N. [Control of bone resorption by RANKL-RANK system] Clin Calcium. 2011 Aug;21(8):1121-30. Japanese. Note: This article and 15 other articles are part of an issue on the topic of RANKL signaling in bone. The citations can be viewed by entering the journal title abbreviation clin calcium [ta] in PubMed. Journal site.
  24. Bergouignan A, Rudwill F, Simon C, Blanc S. Physical inactivity as the culprit of metabolic inflexibility: Evidences from bed-rest studies. J Appl Physiol. 2011 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] Note: From the Introduction: “Nowadays, exercise is typically presented as a therapy to several chronic diseases (ref cited). This transition has even altered our appreciation of physical activities itself. Although 65% of the NHANES American population self-reported to be as active as recommended by national guidelines, objectively measured, physical activity by accelerometry showed this number to be only 5% (ref cited).”
  25. Veerman JL, Healy GN, Cobiac LJ, Vos T, Winkler EA, Owen N, Dunstan DW. Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: A life table analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2011 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print] Note: From the abstract: “On average, every single hour of TV viewed after the age of 25 reduces the viewer's life expectancy by 21.8 (95% UI: 0.3-44.7) min.” Uh-oh.
  26. Townsend LW, PourArsalan M, Hall MI, Anderson JA, Bhatt S, DeLauder N, Adamczyk AM. Estimates of Carrington-class solar particle event radiation exposures on Mars. Acta Astronaut. 2011 Sep-Oct;69(7-8):397-405.
  27. Hansen DC, Lühr A, Herrmann R, Sobolevsky N, Bassler N. Recent improvements in the SHIELD-HIT code. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  28. Friedland W, Kundrát P, Jacob P. Stochastic modelling of DSB repair after photon and ion irradiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  29. Sato T, Watanabe R, Sihver L, Niita K. Applications of the microdosimetric function implemented in the macroscopic particle transport simulation code PHITS. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  30. Girard PM, Laughton C, Nikjoo H. Determination of DNA structural detail using radioprobing. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  31. Wang CC, Hsiao Y, Lee CC, Chao TC, Wang CC, Tung CJ. Monte Carlo simulations of therapeutic proton beams for relative biological effectiveness of double strand break. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  32. Friedrich T, Scholz U, Elsässer T, Durante M, Scholz M. Calculation of the biological effects of ion beams based on the microscopic spatial damage distribution pattern. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  33. Yang M, Lee HJ, Lee JH, Moon C, Kim JC, Jung U, Jo SK, Jang JS, Kang CM, Kim SH. Relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of fast neutrons in trabecular bone architecture in mice. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  34. Mothersill C, Bristow RG, Harding SM, Smith RW, Mersov A, Seymour CB. A role for p53 in the response of bystander cells to receipt of medium borne signals from irradiated cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  35. Blyth BJ, Sykes PJ. Radiation-induced bystander effects: What are they, and how relevant are they to human radiation exposures? Radiat Res. 2011 Aug;176(2):139-57. Epub 2011 Jun 1.
  36. Schmid TE, Oestreicher U, Molls M, Schmid E. Alpha particles induce different F values in monocellular layers of settled and attached human lymphocytes. Radiat Res. 2011 Aug;176(2):226-33. Epub 2011 Jun 1.
  37. Wang T, Li F, Xu S, Bian P, Wu Y, Wu L, Yu Z. The time course of long-distance signaling in radiation-induced bystander effect in vivo in Arabidopsis thaliana demonstrated using root micro-grafting. Radiat Res. 2011 Aug;176(2):234-43. Epub 2011 May 16.
  38. Ghosh S, Narang H, Sarma A, Krishna M. DNA damage response signaling in lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells following gamma and carbon beam irradiation. Mutat Res. 2011 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  39. Péruch P, Lopez C, Redon-Zouiteni C, Escoffier G, Zeitoun A, Sanjuan M, Devèze A, Magnan J, Borel L. Vestibular information is necessary for maintaining metric properties of representational space: Evidence from mental imagery. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Sep;49(11):3136-44. Epub 2011 Jul 28.
  40. Chen A, DeAngelis GC, Angelaki DE. Convergence of vestibular and visual self-motion signals in an area of the posterior sylvian fissure. J Neurosci. 2011 Aug 10;31(32):11617-27.
  41. Mackrous I, Simoneau M. Visuo-vestibular interaction: Predicting the position of a visual target during passive body rotation. Neuroscience. 2011 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  42. Barral J, Martin P. The physical basis of active mechanosensitivity by the hair-cell bundle. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  43. Huang YD, Xia SW, Dai P, Han DY. Role of AQP1 in inner ear in motion sickness. Physiol Behav. 2011 Oct 24;104(5):749-53. [Epub ahead of print]
  44. Moss JD, Muth ER. Characteristics of head-mounted displays and their effects on simulator sickness. Hum Factors. 2011 Jun;53(3):308-19.
  45. Yonemura S. A mechanism of mechanotransduction at the cell-cell interface: Emergence of alpha-catenin as the center of a force-balancing mechanism for morphogenesis in multicellular organisms. Bioessays. 2011 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  46. Rodrigo G, Jaramillo A, Blázquez MA. Integral control of plant gravitropism through the interplay of hormone signaling and gene regulation. Biophys J. 2011 Aug 17;101(4):757-63. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  47. Stanga J, Strohm A, Masson PH. Studying starch content and sedimentation of amyloplast statoliths in Arabidopsis roots. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;774:103-11.
  48. Tamaoki D, Karahara I, Nishiuchi T, Wakasugi T, Yamada K, Kamisaka S. Involvement of auxin dynamics in hypergravity-induced promotion of lignin-related gene expression in Arabidopsis inflorescence stems. J Exp Bot. 2011 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  49. Sedelnikov AV, Kireeva AA. Alternative solutions to increase the duration of microgravity calm period on board the space laboratory. Acta Astronaut. 2011 Sep-Oct;69(7-8):480-4.
  50. Elkin K, Ivanov A, Karabadzhak G, Raykunov G, Zagreev B. Effectiveness of the long-term program of scientific and applied experiments on the ISS Russian segment. Acta Astronaut. 2011 Sep-Oct;69(7-8):667-75. Note: This is a wide-ranging programmatic analysis of the experiments and the results of research conducted on the Russian segment of ISS, including an analysis of resulting publications, by discipline and year.
  51. Li ZL, Wang HJ, Chen WJ, Tan C, Ding Y, Zhu Y, Wang DS, Ma HL, Jiang SZ, Wang J, Yang HH. [Resistance exercise as countermeasure against bone loss in 8-week tail-suspended rat] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):5-8. Chinese. Note: Information at the links given here is primarily in Chinese. Pasting the link into the Google search page and translating it may provide useful information in English. Journal site.
  52. Wang HH, Ma YJ, Liu Y, Huang ZM, Zhang HY, Cao HQ, Wan YM, Li YH. [Preventing effect of short-time direct mechanical loading stimulation against bone loss of hind-limb unloaded rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):9-12. Chinese.
  53. Tan YJ, Yu JR, Nie JL, Wang CY, Yang F, Ding B, Gu Y, Qu LN, Wan YM, Li YH. [Development of two-direction multi-sample cell experimental device for microgravity effects simulation] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):13-6. Chinese.
  54. Huang LY, Lu JY, Zhang Z, He JJ, Liu M, He DC. [Differential proteomic analysis of tomato leaves breeding from seeds carried in space and cultured on ground] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):25-9. Chinese. Note: Mir results.
  55. Wang BZ, Jiang GH, Chao JG, Wang XM, Wang Y, Wang CH, Lian SG. [Design and implement of manned rendezvous and docking ergonomics experimental system] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):30-5. Chinese.
  56. Yu M, Yan H. [Research on data management techniques of real-time medical monitoring and medical support decision support system] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):36-41. Chinese.
  57. Shi ZM, Wei H, Zhang L, Li WB, Zhang AM. [Design and realization of digital simulation software in astronaut ground test system in rendezvous and docking mission] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):42-6. Chinese.
  58. Zhang YL, Xue XP, Xie Q. [Review on effects of space environment on physiological and biochemical characteristics of microorganism and its mechanism] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):71-4. Chinese.
  59. Guo FM, Dai ZQ, Wu F, Shang P, Li YH. [Review on insulin-like growth factor-I and integrin signaling pathway effected by weightlessness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Feb;24(1):75-8. Chinese.
  60. He SY, Wang LJ, Cao Y, Zhao Q, Tan C, Niu DB. [Synergic effects of self and background rotation on early processing of visual cognitive: Evidence based on brain event-related potentials] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):85-90. Chinese.
  61. Xu PT, Chen Y, Song Z, Li Q, Yu ZB. [Stretch of muscle preserves Z-disc structure in unloaded soleus] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):91-5. Chinese.
  62. Wang L, Cao J, Qian AR, Di SM, Wang Z, Yang ZQ. [Effects of simulated weightlessness on biological characteristics of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):96-9. Chinese.
  63. Zhang QJ, Zhan H, Xin YM, Ge ZL. [Effects of modafinil on temperature, heart rate and respiration rate of healthy volunteers during 48 h sleep deprivation] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):100-3. Chinese.
  64. Wang SX, Qiang DC, Zang B, Chen S, Gu Z, Liui XP, Wang GY, Shi LY, Shi WR, Fu LS, Chen J, Liu M, Hou S, Xiao HJ. [Effects of high altitude hypobaria environment on visual function and contact lens transparency] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):104-7. Chinese.
  65. Feng HQ, Dong WP, Wang K, Yang JS. [Manned flight performance of Environment Control and Life Support System in spacecraft based on ground test] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):116-21. Chinese.
  66. Lu DY, Wang YC, Shi F, Du TY, Sun XQ. [Effects of clinostat rotation on autophagy in vein endothelial cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2010 Apr;24(2):143-5. Chinese.