Methods and Protocols in the Study of Morpho-Functional Characteristics of Human Musculoskeletal System
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 5528
Interests: histology; immunohistochemistry; confocal laser microscopy; cells culture; bone tissue; muscle tissue; masticatory muscles
Interests: human anatomy; immunohistochemistry; oral-facial anatomy; dental sciences; bone tissue; muscle tissue; electron microscopy
The study of morpho-functional characteristics of human musculoskeletal system has an important role in understanding the physio-pathological mechanisms of several conditions and, in turn, in planning the best therapeutic and/or surgical strategies, if necessary. The musculoskeletal system is a highly dynamic system that modifies its morpho-functional characteristics in response to the continuous stimuli to which it is subjected. Many approaches exist that allow us to obtain a lot of information about this system, but there is still a lot that is yet to be discovered, and often, the most commonly used protocols and methods are not enough to obtain the information that we need. The aim of this Special Issue is to propose new methods and protocols that allow one to obtain a variety of useful information about the behavior of bone and muscle tissues and of the extracellular matrix components, both in physiological and in pathological conditions. The data that this Special Issue aim to collect should represent new approaches in the musculoskeletal system study. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Hypertrophy and/or atrophy
- Extracellular matrix remodeling
- Histology and Immunohistochemistry
- Molecular biology
- Neuromuscular disease
We welcome original articles, review articles and reports on these topics.
Dr. Giovanna Vermiglio
Dr. Giuseppina Cutroneo
Dr. Antonio Centofanti
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- skeletal muscle
- bone tissue
- reparative processes