Cell Biology: Research & TherapyISSN: 2324-9293

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Review Article, Cell Biol Res Ther Vol: 2 Issue: 2

The Human Skeletal System and Spaceflight Analogs

Mamta Patel Nagaraja*
1NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, USA
Corresponding author : Mamta Patel Nagaraja, Ph.D
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 77058
Tel: 979-574-4562
E-mail: mamta.nagaraja@nasa.gov
Received: July 19, 2013 Accepted: November 22, 2013 Published: November 25, 2013
Citation: Mamta PN, The Human Skeletal System and Spaceflight Analogs. Cell Biol: Res Ther 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9293.1000107


The Human Skeletal System and Spaceflight Analogs

The human skeletal system is a dynamic system that plays vital roles in the sustenance of life. Bone loss is a phenomenon that occurs in humans both in short and in long term spaceflights. The phenotype can be also reproduced on the ground in human and animals and also modeled in cell-based analogs. With limited missions in space, experimental studies in these analogs have provided much of our understanding of bone loss.

Keywords: Bone loss; Spaceflight; Disuse; Astronauts; Osteoporosis

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