• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Bone and mineral 1986

Bone maturation and quality of bone material in rats flown on the space shuttle 'Spacelab-3 Mission'.

@article{Simmons1986BoneMA,
  title={Bone maturation and quality of bone material in rats flown on the space shuttle 'Spacelab-3 Mission'.},
  author={David J. Simmons and Jean E. Russell and Marc D. Grynpas},
  journal={Bone and mineral},
  year={1986},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={
          485-93
        }
}
The maturation profiles of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and hydroxyproline in the femoral trabecular and cortical bone and in the thoracic vertebrae from male rats flown on the 7-day 'Spacelab-3 Mission' were measured by density gradient analysis. In rats exposed to a spaceflight environment, profiles of the matrix and mineral moieties were shifted toward both the lower (vertebrae) and higher density fractions (femurs and vertebrae), patterns indicating a decrease in bone growth/turnover. X… CONTINUE READING

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