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Special Issue "Myogenesis and Muscular Disorders"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Kunihiro Tsuchida
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Guest Editor
Institute for Comprehensice Medical Sciences, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan
Interests: neuromuscular disorders; sarcopenia; aging; myogenesis; cytokine signaling; nanomedicine; exosome; non-coding RNA; drug discovery
Dr. So-ichiro Fukada
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Co-Guest Editor
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Interests: mdx; dystrophy; hypertrophy; quiescence; CalcR; notch; muscle stem cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Myogenesis is a highly sophisticated system and gives rise to multiple types of skeletal muscles from satellite cells throughout the body. Skeletal muscles communicate with tendon, bone, and also crosstalk with other organs such as adipose tissues, liver and brain.

Muscular dystrophies have been recognized as representative intractable diseases for years; however, recent investigations revealed potential effective therapies against several types of muscular dystrophies. Sarcopenia and frailty have become major problems for our aging society.  Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise due to recent COVID-19 pandemic also affect skeletal muscle functions. Skeletal muscles are also involved in whole body homeostasis and metabolism as well. Therefore, understanding myogenesis, muscle loss, muscle degeneration and regeneration and effective therapies for muscle diseases are very important.

This Special Issue, “Myogenesis and Muscular Disorders”, of the International Journal of Molecular Science will comprise recent insights for myogenesis and muscular disorders covering various aspects of molecular and cellular biology on myogenesis and therapeutic strategies toward muscular disorders. Contributions on signaling pathways involved in myogenesis, and characterization of muscle stem cells, will be welcome. Studies on the specific in vitro and in vivo myogenesis models using stem cells will also be highly considered. Therapeutic strategies and clinical studies against intractable muscular diseases including multiple types of muscular dystrophies, neurogenic muscle atrophies, sarcopenia, are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Kunihiro Tsuchida
Guest Editor
Dr. So-ichiro Fukada
Co-Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Myogenesis
  • Muscle stem cells
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Gene therapy
  • Cell therapy
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Sarcopenia
  • Myokine

Published Papers

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