Special Issue "Bone Cells and Related Interactions"
A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2017).
Interests: osteocytes signaling; skeletal/muscle disorders; signal transduction; PI3K/Akt/mTor pathway; hematological diseases
The aim of this Special Issue is focused on the relationships between bone and surrounding tissues/systems.
Each bone is an organ (i.e., a multi-tissue entity) that includes connective tissues (cartilage, adipose, blood), nervous tissue, and muscular tissue. Bony skeleton performs both mechanical and metabolic functions, as endoskeleton, it provides a protective and structural framework for the body, since it supplies structural support, protection of soft tissue organs and attachments for muscles. Though bones perform these functions, they are dynamic organs, constantly remodeling, under mechanical and metabolic demands. Moreover, bone tissue contains bone marrow, responsible for stem cell differentiation and blood cell production, and serves as an important store house of minerals. Often, all these aspects are functionally correlated and interfere with each other, by sharing sophisticated signaling pathways. In the last decade, there has been a fair bit of molecular and cellular research done on bone physiology, bone remodeling, bone regeneration and the pathophysiology of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis. Knowledge of the cross talk between bone and other tissues could be translated to potential clinical and pre-clinical investigations. Authors are invited to submit original or review articles concerning bone cells related interactions contributing to the understanding of bone biology, bone regeneration and bone pathology.
Dr. Jessika Bertacchini
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- Bone biology
- bone regeneration
- bone related interactions
- signaling mechanisms
- bone diseases and related pathologies