November 18, 2011 Current Awareness

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  1. Tuday EC, Platts SH, Nyhan D, Shoukas AA, Berkowitz DE. A retrospective analysis on gender differences in the arterial stiffness response to microgravity exposure. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):51-3. (PIs: A.A. Shoukas; J.V. Meck/S.H. Platts) Note: Shuttle and bed rest results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Young LR, Wagner EB, Vernikos J, Duda JE, Fuller CA, Souza KA, Martin-Brennan C, McKay CP. Another go-around: Revisiting the case for space-based centrifuges. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):66-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  3. Galicia E, Palma E, Selch F, Gomez D, Grindeland R, Griko Y. Metabolic control as a strategy for payload cost reduction and mitigation of negative space environmental factors. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):54-6. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Uddin SM, Cheng J, Lin W, Qin YX. Low-Intensity amplitude modulated ultrasound increases osteoblastic mineralization. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2011 Mar;4(1):81-90. (PI: Y.X. Qin) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Wang Y, Helvensteijn B, Nizamidin N, Erion AM, Steiner LA, Mulloth LM, Luna B, LeVan MD. High pressure excess isotherms for adsorption of oxygen and nitrogen in zeolites. Langmuir. 2011 Sep 6;27(17):10648-56. Epub 2011 Jul . (PI: J.A. Ritter)
  6. Durante M, Cucinotta FA. Physical basis of radiation protection in space travel. Rev Mod Phys. 2011 Oct-Dec;83(4):1245-8. (PI: F.A. Cucinotta)
  7. Willey JS, Lloyd SA, Nelson GA, Bateman TA. Space radiation and bone loss. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):14-21. (PIs: J.S. Willey, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; G.A. Nelson; T.A. Bateman) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Yu T, Parks BW, Yu S, Srivastava R, Gupta K, Wu X, Khaled S, Chang PY, Kabarowski JH, Kucik DF. Iron ion (56Fe) radiation increases the size of pre-existing atherosclerotic lesions in apoE-/- mice. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):57-9. (PI:D.F. Kucik) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  9. Tian J, Zhao W, Tian S, Slater JM, Deng Z, Gridley DS. Expression of genes involved in mouse lung cell differentiation/regulation after acute exposure to photons and protons with or without low-dose preirradiation. Radiat Res. 2011 Nov;176(5):553-64. Epub 2011 Aug 19. (PI: D.S. Gridley)
  10. Wilson JM, Sanzari JK, Diffenderfer ES, Yee SS, Seykora JT, Maks C, Ware JH, Litt HI, Reetz JA, McDonough J, Weissman D, Kennedy AR, Cengel KA. Acute biological effects of simulating the whole-body radiation dose distribution from a solar particle event using a porcine model. Radiat Res. 2011 Nov;176(5):649-59. Epub 2011 Aug. (PIs: A.R. Kennedy/J.H. Ware/D. Weissman/K.A. Cengel/Center of Acute Radiation) Note: This article is featured on the cover of the journal.
  11. Gridley DS, Freeman TL, Makinde AY, Wroe AJ, Luo-Owen X, Tian J, Mao XW, Rightnar S, Kennedy AR, Slater JM, Pecaut MJ. Comparison of proton and electron radiation effects on biological responses in liver, spleen and blood. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.R. Kennedyn/Center of Acute Radiation )
  12. Larsen JE, Minna JD. Molecular biology of lung cancer: Clinical implications. Clin Chest Med. 2011 Dec;32(4):703-40. Epub 2011 Oct. (PI: J.D. Minna/NSCOR)
  13. Basner M, Rubinstein J. Fitness for duty: A 3-minute version of the Psychomotor Vigilance Test predicts fatigue-related declines in luggage-screening performance. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Oct;53(10):1146-54. (PI: D. Dinges)
  14. Foster JS, Kerney KR, Parrish ML, Khodadad CL, Ahrendt SR. Potential of the Euprymna/Vibrio symbiosis as a model to assess the impact of microgravity on bacteria-induced animal development. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):44-7. Note: This article is featured on the cover of the journal.This article may be obtained online without charge.
  15. Searles SC, Hyman LE, Nielsen-Preiss S. Rapid phenotypic response of LSMMG-“primed” Candida albicans. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):75-7. (PI: S.M. Nielsen-Preiss) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  16. Paul AL, Ferl RJ. Using Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) reporter genes in RNAlater™ fixed tissue. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):40-3. (PIs: A.L. Paul, R.J. Ferl) Note: Preliminary ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  17. Salmi ML, Bushart TJ, Roux SJ. Autonomous gravity perception and responses of single plant cell. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):6-13. (PI: S.J. Roux) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  18. Parsons-Wingerter P, Vickerman M. Informative mapping by VESGEN analysis of venation branching pattern in plant leaves such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):69-71. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  19. Levine LH, Richards JT, Coutts JL, Soler R, Maxik F, Wheeler RM. Feasibility of ultraviolet-light-emitting diodes as an alternative light source for photocatalysis. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2011 Sep;61(9):932-40. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via the NASA Technical Reports Server:

Other papers of interest:

  1. Arbeille P, Yuan M, Bai Y, Jiang S, Gauquelin G, Aubry P, Wan Y, Custaud MA, Li Y. Temporal artery flow response during the last minute of a head up tilt test, in relation with orthostatic intolerance after a 60 day head-down bedrest. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e22963. Epub 2011 Oct 26. Note: This bed rest study was performed in China. The article may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Brown SJ, Bryant M, Mündel T, Stannard SR. Human cardiac autonomic responses to head-up tilting during 72-h starvation. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Alian AA, Galante NJ, Stachenfeld NS, Silverman DG, Shelley KH. Impact of central hypovolemia on photoplethysmographic waveform parameters in healthy volunteers. Part 1: Time domain analysis. J Clin Monit Comput. 2011 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: The article may be obtained online without charge. Part 2 is at:
  4. Kaufmann H, Malamut R, Norcliffe-Kaufmann L, Rosa K, Freeman R. The Orthostatic Hypotension Questionnaire (OHQ): Validation of a novel symptom assessment scale. Clin Auton Res. 2011 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Stamer WD, Lei Y, Boussommier-Calleja A, Overby DR, Ethier CR. eNOS, a pressure-dependent regulator of intraocular pressure. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print
  6. Ding Y, Tang J, Zou J, She R, Wang Y, Yue Z, Tian J, Xia K, Yin J, Wang D. The effect of microgravity on tissue structure and function of rat testis. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2011 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  7. Hampton M, Melvin RG, Kendall AH, Kirkpatrick BR, Peterson N, Andrews MT. Deep sequencing the transcriptome reveals seasonal adaptive mechanisms in a hibernating mammal. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e27021. Epub 2011 Oct 28. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Wojda SJ, McGee-Lawrence ME, Gridley RA, Auger J, Black HL, Donahue S. Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) preserve bone strength and microstructure during hibernation. Bone. 2012 Jan;50(1):182-8. Epub 2011 Oct 20.
  9. Hutchins-Wiese HL, Li Y, Hannon K, Watkins BA. Hind limb suspension and long-chain omega-3 PUFA increase mRNA endocannabinoid system levels in skeletal muscle. J Nutr Biochem. 2011 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Sato S, Suzuki H, Tsujimoto H, Shirato K, Tachiyashiki K, Imaizumi K. Casted-immobilization downregulates glucocorticoid receptor expression in rat slow-twitch soleus muscle. Life Sci. 2011 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Ciofani G, Ricotti L, Rigosa J, Menciassi A, Mattoli V, Monici M. Hypergravity effects on myoblast proliferation and differentiation. J Biosci Bioeng. 2011 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Phillips BE, Hill DS, Atherton PJ. Regulation of muscle protein synthesis in humans. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2011 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Gwag T, Shin H, Nikawa T, Choi I. Attenuation of muscle atrophy by triterpentene celastrol. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):72-4. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Zaman G, Sunters A, Galea GL, Javaheri B, Saxon LK, Moustafa A, Armstrong VJ, Price JS, Lanyon LE. Loading-related regulation of the transcription factor EGR2/Krox-20 in bone cells is ERK 1/2 mediated and prostaglandin Wnt and IGF-I axis dependen. J Biol Chem. 2011 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may temporarily be obtained online without charge.
  15. Di S, Tian Z, Qian A, Gao X, Yu D, Brandi ML, Shang P. Selection of suitable reference genes from bone cells in large gradient high magnetic field based on GeNorm algorithm. Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Dec;30(4):261-9.
  16. Wang AY, Luong H, English J, LeBoeuf W, Diep Q, Patel M, Cai S, Duke PJ. Bone marrow stem cells differentiated into cartilage by manipulation of gas phase. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):33-5. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  17. Conlon C, Valluri VS, Valluri JV, Claudio P. Differentiation of dental stem cells in simulated microgravity. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):63-5. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  18. Kraemer A, Anastasov N, Angermeier M, Winkler K, Atkinson MJ, Moertl S. MicroRNA-mediated processes are essential for the cellular radiation response. Radiat Res. 2011 Nov;176(5):575-86. Epub 2011 Aug 19.
  19. Stewart RD, Yu VK, Georgakilas AG, Koumenis C, Park JH, Carlson DJ. Effects of radiation quality and oxygen on clustered DNA lesions and cell death. Radiat Res. 2011 Nov;176(5):587-602. Epub 2011 Aug 8.
  20. Jia D, Gaddy D, Suva LJ, Corry PM. Rapid loss of bone mass and strength in mice after abdominal irradiation. Radiat Res. 2011 Nov;176(5):624-35. Epub 2011 Aug 22.
  21. McNamara AL, Guatelli S, Prokopovich DA, Reinhard MI, Rosenfeld A. A comparison of X-ray and proton beam low energy secondary electron track structures using the low energy models of Geant4. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  22. Mutou-Yoshihara Y, Yokota Y, Kobayashi Y. Involvement of bystander effect in suppression of the cytokine production induced by heavy-ion broad beams. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  23. Paulino-Lima IG, Janot-Pacheco E, Galante D, Cockell C, Olsson-Francis K, Brucato JR, Baratta GA, Strazzulla G, Merrigan T, McCullough R, Mason N, Lage. Survival of Deinococcus radiodurans against laboratory-simulated solar wind charged particle. Astrobiology. 2011 Nov;11(9):875-82. Epub 2011 Nov .
  24. Dokka K, MacNeilage PR, DeAngelis GC, Angelaki DE. Estimating distance during self-motion: A role for visual-vestibular interactions. J Vis. 2011 Nov 1;11(13):2. Print 2011. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  25. Haburcakova C, Lewis RF, Merfeld DM. Frequency dependence of vestibulo-ocular reflex thresholds. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  26. Peng AW, Salles FT, Pan B, Ricci AJ. Integrating the biophysical and molecular mechanisms of auditory hair cell mechanotransduction. Nat Commun. 2011 Nov 1;2:523.
  27. Hersch MH. Space madness: The dreaded disease that never was. Endeavour. 2011 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  28. Lin PC, Wang J, Li SC. Subjective stress factors in centrifuge training for military aircrew. Appl Ergon. 2011 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  29. Qi F, Wang C, Liu Y, Kaleem I, Li Q, Li C. Transcriptional profiling of protein expression related genes of Pichia pastoris under simulated microgravity. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26613. Epub 2011 Nov 2. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  30. Pietsch J, Sickmann A, Weber G, Bauer J, Egli M, Wildgruber R, Infanger M, Grimm D. A proteomic approach to analysing spheroid formation of two human thyroid cell lines cultured on a random positioning machine. Proteomics. 2011 May;11(10):2095-104. Epub 2011 Apr 26.
  31. Liu M, Gao H, Shang P, Zhou X, Ashforth E, Zhuo Y, Chen D, Ren B, Liu Z, Zhang. Magnetic field is the dominant factor to induce the response of Streptomyces avermitilis in altered gravity simulated by diamagnetic levitation. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e24697. Epub 2011 Oct 19. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  32. Chen J, Yan Z, Liu R, Wang N, Li J, Wang Z. Magnetic fluid-modeled microgravity: A novel way to treat tumor. Med Hypotheses. 2011 Dec;77(6):953-5. Epub 2011 Oct 11.
  33. Leguy CA, Delfos R, Pourquie MJ, Poelma C, Krooneman J, Westerweel J, van Loon JJ. Fluid motion for microgravity simulations in a Random Positioning Machine. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):36-9. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  34. Cohen LY, Fortin M, Leclair S, Mermut O, Dubeau-Laramee G, Provencal. Cellular and molecular biology during spaceflight. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):60-2. Note: This article, which is about developing equipment for use in space research, may be obtained online without charge.
  35. Way JC, Silver PA, Howard RJ. Sun-driven microbial synthesis of chemicals in space. Int J Astrobiol. 2011 Oct 1;10(4):359-64.
  36. Malecki PH, Rypniewski W, Szymanski M, Barciszewski J, Meyer A. Binding of the plant hormone kinetin in the active site of Mistletoe Lectin I from Viscum album. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  37. Watanabe C, Fujii N, Yanai K, Hotta T, Kim DH, Kamada M, Sasagawa-Saito Y, Nishimura T, Koshiba T, Miyazawa Y, Kim KM, Takahashi H. Gravistimulation changes the accumulation pattern of CsPIN1 auxin efflux facilitator in the endodermis of the transition zone in cucumber seedlings. Plant Physiol. 2011 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  38. Oh S, Montgomery BL. Identification of proteins associated with spatial-specific phytochrome-mediated light signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):22-32. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  39. Jagtap SS, Dhumal KN, Vidyasagar PB. Effects of slow clinorotation on growth and yield in field grown rice. Gravit Space Biol. 2011 Sep;25(1):48-50. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.