Special Issue "Mechanobiology Defects in Muscular Disorders"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: mechanobiology; mechanotransduction; nuclear envelope; muscular disorders
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Whereas the primary function of muscle is to produce force and movement, a vast body of research has accumulated to illustrate that mechanical forces in turn are critical to controlling muscle cell decisions and tissue homeostasis. It is becoming evident that mechanobiology defects are present in a wide range of muscular disorders, either inherited—such as muscular dystrophy—or acquired—such as age-related muscular diseases. The process of mechanobiology may be altered by changes in the extracellular matrix composition and stiffness, changes in muscle mechanics, or by the deregulation of the molecular mechanisms by which muscle cells and tissues sense and transduce mechanical force into biochemical signals. In a desire to develop new targets for therapeutic interventions, understanding the mechanical cues that regulate muscle development and homeostasis has become an active and fruitful area of research.
This Special Issue aims to provide comprehensible knowledge of mechanobiology defects in muscular disorders, including cell biology, molecular biology, and mechanobiology tools used in the muscle field. We invite the community to submit original articles or reviews in the above-mentioned field.
We look forward to your contributionsDr. Catherine Coirault
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- mechanical stress
- striated muscle
- muscle homeostasis
- muscle growth