Brittany M. Bowman

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Remarkable changes occur in the mammalian skeleton prior to, during and after the reproductive cycle. Skeletal changes occur with ovarian maturation and initiation of menses and estrus in adolescence, which may result in a greater accumulation of skeletal mineral in the female vs the male skeleton. There is also some evidence to suggest an excess skeletal(More)
Eighteen young male subjects with NAMRL sled test experience to 15 G in --Gx acceleration were measured for physical characteristics of the head and neck and general body anthropometry. Measurements taken include head/neck range of motion, neck muscle stretch reflex time, neck muscle isometric strength capabilities, and seated and standard anthropometry.(More)
In addition to their degradative role in protein turnover, proteases play a key role as positive or negative regulators of signal transduction pathways and therefore their dysregulation contributes to many disease states. Regulatory roles of proteases include their hormone-like role in triggering G protein-coupled signaling (Protease-Activated-Receptors);(More)
Severe burns and other chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with altered skeletal metabolism that result in an increased incidence of osteopenia. In thermally injured children and adults there is a dramatic decrease in bone formation accompanied with an increase or maintenance of bone resorption. Children also exhibit a growth delay and subsequently(More)
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