Leitz G, Kang BH, Schoenwaelder ME, Staehelin LA.Statolith sedimentation kinetics and force transduction to the cortical endoplasmic reticulum in gravity-sensing Arabidopsis columella cells.Plant Cell. 2009 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print](PI: L.A. Staehelin)Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Ogoh S, Fisher JP, Young CN, Raven PB, Fadel PJ.Transfer function characteristics of the neural and peripheral arterial baroreflex arcs at rest and during post exercise muscle ischemia in humans.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Capulli M, Rufo A, Teti A, Rucci N.Global transcriptome analysis in mouse calvarial osteoblasts highlights sets of genes regulated by modeled microgravity and identifies a "mechanoresponsive osteoblast gene signature."J Cell Biochem. 2009 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]Note: From abstract: "We finally matched our transcriptome results with other public global gene profiles obtained in loading and unloading conditions, identifying 10 shared regulated genes which could represent an 'osteoblast mechanoresponsive gene signature.' "
Bender JA, Frye MA.Invertebrate solutions for sensing gravity.Curr Biol. 2009 Mar 10;19(5):R186-90.Note: No abstract. From paper: "Just as we mammals have evolved highly acute sensory mechanisms to detect gravity acting on our bodies and appendages, so have invertebrates developed these capacities. For invertebrates, perceiving gravity's pull presents a number of fascinating challenges, which are accentuated by their diminutive stature. For tiny animals, the gravitational force can be vanishingly small, requiring exquisite sensitivity in order to measure it. Invertebrates have correlates of each of the gravity-sensing systems found in humans, some by shared ancestry and some by convergent evolution. Additional exotic solutions highlight the performance demands of invertebrate locomotion. Here we will discuss strategies for gravity detection by invertebrates during terrestrial, aquatic, and aerial locomotion. Notwithstanding the obvious architectural and developmental disparities, we shall, where possible, compare their solutions to our own."
Glossop JR, Cartmell SH.Effect of fluid flow-induced shear stress on human mesenchymal stem cells: Differential gene expression of IL1B and MAP3K8 in MAPK signaling.Gene Expr Patterns. 2009 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Durachko DM, Cosgrove DJ.Measuring plant cell wall extension (creep) induced by acidic pH and by alpha-expansin.J Vis Exp. 2009 Mar 11;(25):1263. doi: 10.3791/1263.Note: This journal, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, contains online videos along with text. Take a look at this paper/video, available currently without cost, by former PI Daniel Cosgrove.