This week's literature search for biomech* or locomot*

Jinger Gottschall Emory University


***NOTE***: Articles with no volume, issue or page numbers indicate
that the article has not been published in paper form yet, but may be
available in electronic form through the publisher.


Saez, A., A. Buguin, et al. (2005). "Is the mechanical activity of
epithelial cells controlled by deformations or forces?" Biophysical
Journal 89(6): L52-L54.


Blondeaux, P., F. Fornarelli, et al. (2005). "Numerical experiments on
flapping foils mimicking fish-like locomotion - art. no. 113601."
Physics of Fluids 17(11): 13601-13601.

Chan, B., N. J. Balmforth, et al. (2005). "Building a better snail:
Lubrication and adhesive locomotion - art. no. 113101." Physics of
Fluids 17(11): 13101-13101.

Hall, B. K. (2005). "Consideration of the neural crest and its skeletal
derivatives in the context of novelty/innovation." Journal of
Experimental Zoology Part B-Molecular and Developmental Evolution
304B(6): 548-557.

Lau, A. H. Y., J. A. Rudd, et al. (2005). "Action of ondansetron and
CP-99,994 on cisplatin-induced emesis and locomotor activity in Suncus
murinus (house musk shrew)." Behavioural Pharmacology 16(8): 605-612.

Newman, S. A. and G. B. Muller (2005). "Origination and innovation in
the vertebrate limb skeleton: An epigenetic perspective." Journal of
Experimental Zoology Part B-Molecular and Developmental Evolution
304B(6): 593-609.

Shapiro, L. J., C. V. M. Seiffert, et al. (2005). "Morphometric
analysis of lumbar vertebrae in extinct Malagasy strepsirrhines."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 128(4): 823-839.


Grine, F. E., M. A. Spencer, et al. (2005). "Molar enamel thickness in
the Chacma Baboon, Papio ursinus (Kerr 1792)." American Journal of
Physical Anthropology 128(4): 812-822.

Urias, D. and F. I. A. Mustafa (2005). "Anchorage control in
bioprogressive vs straight-wire treatment." Angle Orthodontist 75(6):

Williams, S. H., B. W. Wright, et al. (2005). "Mechanical properties of
foods used in experimental studies of primate masticatory function."
American Journal of Primatology 67(3): 329-346.


Woo, S. L. Y., S. D. Abramowitch, et al. (2006). "Biomechanics of knee
ligaments: injury, healing, and repair." Journal of Biomechanics 39(1):


D'Ambrogi, E., C. Giacomozzi, et al. (2005). "Abnormal foot function in
diabetic patients: the altered onset of Windlass mechanism." Diabetic
Medicine 22(12): 1713-1719.

Granata, K. P., D. A. Padua, et al. (2005). "Repeatability of surface
EMG during gait in children." Gait & Posture 22(4): 346-350.

Hahn, M. E., H. J. Lee, et al. (2005). "Increased muscular challenge in
older adults during obstructed gait." Gait & Posture 22(4): 356-361.

Hnasko, T. S., B. N. Sotak, et al. (2005). "Morphine reward in
dopamine-deficient mice." Nature 438(7069): 854-857.

Marconi, C., M. Marzorati, et al. (2005). "Economy of locomotion in
high-altitude Tibetan migrants exposed to normoxia." Journal of
Physiology-London 569(2): 667-675.

Ohgane, A., K. Ohgane, et al. (2005). "'Initial state' coordinations
reproduce the instant flexibility for human walking." Biological
Cybernetics 93(6): 426-435.

Olensek, A., Z. Matjacic, et al. (2005). "Muscle contracture emulating
system for studying artificially induced pathological gait in intact
individuals." Journal of Applied Biomechanics 21(4): 348-358.

Reynolds, R. F. and B. L. Day (2005). "Visual guidance of the human
foot during a step." Journal of Physiology-London 569(2): 677-684.

Rietdyk, S., J. D. McGlothlin, et al. (2005). "Work experience
mitigated age-related differences in balance and mobility during
surface accommodation." Clinical Biomechanics 20(10): 1085-1093.

Schilling, N. (2005). "Ontogenetic development of locomotion in small
mammals - a kinematic study." Journal of Experimental Biology 208(21):

Sparrow, W. A. and O. Tirosh (2005). "Gait termination: a review of
experimental methods and the effects of ageing and gait pathologies."
Gait & Posture 22(4): 362-371.

Tillman, M. D., C. J. Hass, et al. (2005). "Lower extremity coupling
parameters during locomotion and landings." Journal of Applied
Biomechanics 21(4): 359-370.


Alpini, D., G. L. Ciavarro, et al. (2005). "Evaluation of head-to-trunk
control in whiplash patients using digital CranioCorpoGraphy during a
stepping test." Gait & Posture 22(4): 308-316.

Chang, H. C., J. Nyland, et al. (2005). "Biomechanical evaluation of
meniscal repair systems - A comparison of the Meniscal Viper Repair
System, the vertical mattress FasT-Fix device, and vertical mattress
ethibond sutures." American Journal of Sports Medicine 33(12):

Loram, I. D., C. N. Maganaris, et al. "The use of ultrasound to make
non-invasive, in vivo measurement of continuous changes in human muscle
contractile length." Journal of Applied Physiology.

Siston, R. A. and S. L. Delp (2006). "Evaluation of a new algorithm to
determine the hip joint center." Journal of Biomechanics 39(1): 125-130.

Subramanian, K., P. Okey, et al. (2005). "NVIZ: An integrated
environment for simulation, visualization and analysis of spinal
neuronal dynamics." Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 49(5):

Van Hoof, T., C. Mabilde, et al. (2005). "Technical note: the design of
a stereotactic frame for direct MRI-anatomical correlation of the
brachial plexus." Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 27(6): 548-556.

Webster, K. E., J. E. Wittwer, et al. (2005). "Validity of the GAITRite
(R) walkway system for the measurement of averaged and individual step
parameters of gait." Gait & Posture 22(4): 317-321.

Zheng, J., I. El Naqa, et al. (2005). "Quantitative assessment of
coronary artery plaque vulnerability by high-resolution magnetic
resonance imaging and computational biomechanics: A pilot study ex
vivo." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 54(6): 1360-1368.


Zhang, Q. H., E. C. Teo, et al. (2006). "Finite element analysis of
moment-rotation relationships for human cervical spine." Journal of
Biomechanics 39(1): 189-193.


Grubich, J. R. (2005). "Disparity between feeding performance and
predicted muscle strength in the pharyngeal musculature of black drum,
Pogonias cromis (Sciaenidae)." Environmental Biology of Fishes 74(3-4):

Heiderscheit, B. C., D. M. Hoerth, et al. (2005). "Identifying the time
of occurrence of a hamstring strain injury during treadmill running: A
case study." Clinical Biomechanics 20(10): 1072-1078.

Jayaraman, A., C. M. Gregory, et al. "Lower extremity skeletal muscle
function in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury." Spinal Cord.

Stoquart, G. G., C. Detrembleur, et al. (2005). "Efficiency of work
production by spastic muscles." Gait & Posture 22(4): 331-337.


Ahn, S. N., J. J. Guu, et al. "Use of c-fos to identify
activity-dependent spinal neurons after stepping in intact adult rats."
Spinal Cord.

Al-Fayez, M., D. Russell, et al. (2005). "Deficits in the mid-brain
raphe nuclei and striatum of the AS/AGU rat, a protein kinase C-gamma
mutant." European Journal of Neuroscience 22(11): 2792-2798.

Ge, W. Q., C. R. Long, et al. (2005). "Vertebral position alters
paraspinal muscle spindle responsiveness in the feline spine: effect of
positioning duration." Journal of Physiology-London 569(2): 655-665.

Govsa, F., O. Bilge, et al. (2005). "Anatomical study of the
communicating branches between the medial and lateral plantar nerves."
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 27(5): 377-381.

Homayoun, H. and B. Moghaddam (2006). "Bursting of prefrontal cortex
neurons in awake rats is regulated by metabotropic glutamate 5 (mGlu5)
receptors: Rate-dependent influence and interaction with NMDA
receptors." Cerebral Cortex 16(1): 93-105.

Jeffcoate, W. J., F. Game, et al. (2005). "The role of proinflammatory
cytokines in the cause of neuropathic osteoarthropathy (acute Charcot
foot) in diabetes." Lancet 366(9502): 2058-2061.

Ju, M. S., C. C. K. Lin, et al. (2006). "Transverse elasticity and
blood perfusion of sciatic nerves under in situ circular compression."
Journal of Biomechanics 39(1): 97-102.

Mendoza, J., M. Angeles-Castellanos, et al. (2005). "A daily palatable
meal without food deprivation entrains the suprachiasmatic nucleus of
rats." European Journal of Neuroscience 22(11): 2855-2862.

Nielsen, J. B., B. A. Conway, et al. (2005). "Organization of common
synaptic drive to motoneurones during fictive locomotion in the spinal
cat." Journal of Physiology-London 569(1): 291-304.

Stecina, K., J. Quevedo, et al. (2005). "Parallel reflex pathways from
flexor muscle afferents evoking resetting and flexion enhancement
during fictive locomotion and scratch in the cat." Journal of
Physiology-London 569(1): 275-290.

Wightman, B., B. Ebert, et al. (2005). "The C-elegans nuclear receptor
gene fax-1 and homeobox gene unc-42 coordinate interneuron identity by
regulating the expression of glutamate receptor subunits and other
neuron-specific genes." Developmental Biology 287(1): 74-85.

Zhong, G., M. E. Diaz-Rios, et al. "Serotonin modulates the properties
of ascending commissural interneurons in the neonatal mouse spinal
cord." Journal of Neurophysiology.


Fontan-Lozano, A., J. Troncoso, et al. (2005). "Cholinergic
septo-hippocampal innervation is required for trace eyeblink classical
conditioning." Learning & Memory 12(6): 557-563.

Gilliland, G. D., G. Gilliland, et al. (2005). "Assessment of
biomechanics of orbital fracture: A study in goats and implications for
oculoplastic surgery in humans." American Journal of Ophthalmology
140(5): 868-876.

Jarraya, M., M. A. Amorim, et al. (2005). "Optical flow and viewpoint
change modulate the perception and memorization of complex motion."
Perception & Psychophysics 67(6): 951-961.


Alfahd, U. A., S. E. Roth, et al. (2005). "Biomechanical comparison of
intramedullary nail and blade plate fixation for tibiotalocalcaneal
arthrodesis." Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 19(10): 703-708.

Antekeier, S. B., R. L. Burden, et al. (2005). "Mechanical study of the
safe distance between distal femoral fracture site and distal locking
screws in antegrade intramedullary nailing." Journal of Orthopaedic
Trauma 19(10): 693-697.

Choo, A. M. T., R. H. Hawkins, et al. (2005). "The effect of shoulder
arthroplasty on humeral strength: An in vitro biomechanical
investigation." Clinical Biomechanics 20(10): 1064-1071.

Gabrion, A., P. Aimedieu, et al. (2005). "Relationship between
ultrastructure and biomechanical properties of the knee meniscus."
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 27(6): 507-510.

Mazzocca, A. D., P. J. Millett, et al. (2005). "Arthroscopic single-row
versus double-row suture anchor rotator cuff repair." American Journal
of Sports Medicine 33(12): 1861-1868.

McFarland, E. G., H. B. Park, et al. (2005). "Suture anchors and tacks
for shoulder surgery, Part 1: Biology and biomechanics." American
Journal of Sports Medicine 33(12): 1918-1923.

Nau, T., Y. Chevalier, et al. (2005). "Comparison of 2 surgical
techniques of posterolateral corner reconstruction of the knee."
American Journal of Sports Medicine 33(12): 1838-1845.


Granata, K. P., P. E. Lee, et al. (2005). "Co-contraction recruitment
and spinal load during isometric trunk flexion and extension." Clinical
Biomechanics 20(10): 1029-1037.

Tully, E. A., M. R. Fotoohabadi, et al. (2005). "Sagittal spine and
lower limb movement during sit-to-stand in healthy young subjects."
Gait & Posture 22(4): 338-345.


Anten, N. P. R., R. Casado-Garcia, et al. (2005). "Effects of
mechanical stress and plant density on mechanical characteristics,
growth, and lifetime reproduction of tobacco plants." American
Naturalist 166(6): 650-660.

Dupuy, L., T. Fourcaud, et al. (2005). "A numerical investigation into
the influence of soil type and root architecture on tree anchorage."
Plant and Soil 278(1-2): 119-134.

Genet, M., A. Stokes, et al. (2005). "The influence of cellulose
content on tensile strength in tree roots." Plant and Soil 278(1-2):

Opritov, V. A., S. A. Lobov, et al. (2005). "Analysis of possible
involvement of local bioelectric responses in chilling perception by
higher plants exemplified by Cucurbita pepo." Russian Journal of Plant
Physiology 52(6): 801-808.

Read, J., G. D. Sanson, et al. (2005). "Leaf mechanical properties in
sclerophyll woodland and shrubland on contrasting soils." Plant and
Soil 276(1-2): 95-113.


Vermeulen, J., B. Verrelst, et al. (2005). "A real-time joint
trajectory planner for dynamic walking bipeds in the sagittal plane."
Robotica 23: 669-680.

Yang, J. M. (2005). "Gait synthesis for hexapod robots with a locked
joint failure." Robotica 23: 701-708.


Ida, H., S. Kusubori, et al. (2005). "Kinematics and kinetics of the
racket-arm during the soft-tennis smash under match conditions."
Journal of Applied Biomechanics 21(4): 334-347.


Gratz, K. R., V. W. Wong, et al. (2006). "Biomechanical assessment of
tissue retrieved after in vivo cartilage defect repair: tensile modulus
of repair tissue and integration with host cartilage." Journal of
Biomechanics 39(1): 138-146.

Lee, A. R. C. (2005). "Enhancing dermal matrix regeneration and
biomechanical properties of 2(nd) degree-burn wounds by EGF-impregnated
collagen sponge dressing." Archives of Pharmacal Research 28(11):

Moroni, L., J. R. de Wijn, et al. (2005). "Three-dimensional
fiber-deposited PEOT/PBT copolymer scaffolds for tissue engineering:
Influence of porosity, molecular network mesh size, and swelling in
aqueous media on dynamic mechanical properties." Journal of Biomedical
Materials Research Part A 75A(4): 957-965.

Reynaud, B. and T. M. Quinn (2006). "Anisotropic hydraulic permeability
in compressed articular cartilage." Journal of Biomechanics 39(1):


Kaale, B. R., J. Krakenes, et al. (2005). "Head position and impact
direction in whiplash injuries: Associations with MRI-verified lesions
of ligaments and membranes in the upper cervical spine." Journal of
Neurotrauma 22(11): 1294-1302.

Martin, M. J., J. Weng, et al. (2005). "Patterns of injury and
functional outcome after hanging: analysis of the National Trauma Data
Bank." American Journal of Surgery 190(6): 836-840.

Nystrom, K. C. and J. E. Buikstra (2005). "Trauma-induced changes in
diaphyseal cross-sectional geometry in two elites from Copan,
Honduras." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 128(4): 791-800.

Stemper, B. D., N. Yoganandan, et al. (2005). "Influence of thoracic
ramping on whiplash kinematics." Clinical Biomechanics 20(10):

Zhang, J. Y., N. Yoganandan, et al. (2005). "Temporal cavity and
pressure distribution in a brain simulant following ballistic
penetration." Journal of Neurotrauma 22(11): 1335-1347.


Middleton, J. W., L. A. Harvey, et al. "Five additional mobility and
locomotor items to improve responsiveness of the FIM in
wheelchair-dependent individuals with spinal cord injury." Spinal Cord.