Special Issue "Skeletal Muscle Development from Infancy to Adolescence"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Andy Khamoui
Guest Editor
Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Integrative Biology Graduate Program, Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Interests: skeletal muscle physiology; cancer cachexia; exercise and nutrient metabolism; mitochondrial function in health and disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to serve as guest editor for this Special Issue on “Skeletal Muscle Development from Infancy to Adolescence”. Skeletal muscle comprises roughly 40% of the body mass and is critical for ventilation, locomotion and metabolic health. This organ system is affected in several congenital myopathies, muscular dystrophies and neuromuscular disorders for which effective treatments are lacking. Skeletal muscle also demonstrates remarkable plasticity by adapting its structure and function to a variety of signals such as injury, disuse, physical inactivity, exercise, and nutrients. This Special Issue will explore skeletal muscle health with a focus on early life, from infancy through to adolescence. Submissions are welcome from any experimental system, including, but not limited to, cells, model organisms, and human subjects. Original research and reviews that highlight mechanisms and therapies for inherited myopathies and neuromuscular disease are especially welcome, as are submissions in the areas of pediatric exercise science, and the influence of diet and nutrients on muscle health in pediatric populations. The overall goals of this Special Issue are to increase the awareness and understanding of avenues that can promote skeletal muscle health during these critical stages of life.

Prof. Andy Khamoui
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • pediatrics
  • infants
  • children
  • adolescents
  • neuromuscular disorders and diseases
  • muscular dystrophies
  • myopathies
  • muscular atrophy
  • obesity and metabolic disease
  • pediatric exercise and sports science
  • nutrition and diet
  • measurement and evaluation
  • pre-clinical and clinical research

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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