Special Issue "Recent Advances in Skeletal Development and Diseases"

A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 189

Special Issue Editor

Laboratory of Skeletal Biology, Department of Cell Biology, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Interests: skeletal stem cell/progenitor maintenance and differentiation in the context of skeletal development, disease, and aging; protein sumoylation and epigenetic regulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The skeletal system is the framework for the body, providing protection for fragile internal organs, supporting locomotion, serving as a niche for hematopoiesis, and contributing to mineral metabolism. During embryogenesis, the skeletal system emerges from mesenchymal cells or neural crest cells and forms through a complex developmental process, which is finely orchestrated by interconnecting extracellular signaling networks that ultimately influence nuclear events. Many of the same mechanisms that are pivotal during skeletal development are also necessary for postnatal skeletal homeostasis, and their dysregulation is a main cause of skeletal disease. In this Special Issue, we invite manuscripts on recent advances in the mechanistic studies of skeletal development and diseases.

Dr. Tao Yang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • signaling pathways
  • epigenetic regulation
  • stem cells and progenitors
  • environmental factors/stresses
  • cell-cell interaction/microenvironment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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