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Special Issue "Muscle Homeostasis and Regeneration: From Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Opportunities"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: aging and neuromuscular diseases; role of stem cells and tissue niche on muscle regeneration; role of growth factors and cytokines in the physiopathology of skeletal muscle
The capacity of adult muscle to regenerate in response to injury stimuli represents an important homeostatic process. Regeneration is a highly coordinated program that partially recapitulates the embryonic developmental program and involves the activation of the muscle compartment of stem cells, namely satellite cells, as well as other precursor cells, whose activity is strictly dependent on environmental signals. However, muscle regeneration is severely compromised in several pathological conditions due to either the progressive loss of stem cell populations or to missing signals that limit the damaged tissues from efficiently activating a regenerative program. It is, therefore, plausible that the loss of control over these cells fate might lead to pathological cell differentiation, limiting the ability of a pathological muscle to sustain an efficient regenerative process. This Special Issue offers an Open Access forum that aims to bring together a collection of original research and review articles addressing the intriguing field of the cellular and molecular players involved in muscle homeostasis and regeneration and to suggest potential therapeutic approaches for degenerating muscle diseases. We hope to provide a stimulating resource for the fascinating subject of muscle research.
Prof. Antonio Musarò
Manuscript Submission Information
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- muscle homeostasis
- muscle regeneration
- satellite cells
- stem cells
- tissue niche
- growth factors
- inflammatory response
- muscle pathology