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Special Issue "Muscle Damage and Regeneration"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: skeletal muscle; muscle regeneration; muscle histology; muscle histochemistry; muscle ultrastructure; muscle pathology
Although conditioned by the type of damage, skeletal muscles have a high capacity to regenerate after injury. This phenomenon of muscle regeneration is clinically important for several reasons. First, because muscle regeneration is part of the pathology of some muscular diseases, and of traumatic and sports injuries. Second, understanding the mechanisms of muscle damage and the different phases of the regenerative / reparative process is prerequisite to acting on the process and properly assessing its evolution through imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and MRI. And third, muscle regeneration is the basis for understanding and developing different therapeutic strategies, especially those that fall within the area of regenerative medicine: the stimulation of regenerative capacity, cell therapy, and tissue engineering.
Muscle regeneration is therefore an area of basic and clinical research that receives much attention from different points of view and that concerns not only to researchers, but also neurologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, rehabilitators, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, and physical educators. For this Special Issue, “Muscle Damage and Regeneration”, authors are invited to submit original research papers and current review articles on this field.
Prof. Dr. José Peña-Amaro
Prof. Dr. Mark Willems
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. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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.
- muscle damage
- muscle injury
- muscle regeneration
- satellite cells
- muscle tissue engineering
- muscle exercise
- muscle fibrosis
- muscle precursors cells