Special Issue "Muscle Strength and Muscle Quality in Relation to Nutrition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2020).
Interests: muscle physiology; nutritional supplementation; muscle plasticity; exercise physiology
Several lines of evidence suggest that nutrient quality is a fundamental determinant of skeletal muscle qualitative (change in isoforms expression) and quantitative (change in mass) plasticity that leads to change in function (strength, velocity, power, and resistance to fatigue). In particular, the overall functional and structural features that represent skeletal muscle acute and chronic adaptation to fluctuations in external load strictly depends on energy disposal and the concomitant availability of selected nutrients. At the cellular level, the interplay between load and nutritional status is to be found in the crosslinks between signaling pathways variably involved in the regulation of the bulk of events that ultimately represent the origin of the adaptation.
This Special Issue will highlight emerging research on the role of selected nutrients on determinants of muscle plasticity in response to load and their in vivo and in vitro functional correlates. Original research in the role of selected cellular pathways in the interplay between nutrients and exercise will also be welcome.
Dr. Giuseppe D'Antona
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- Skeletal muscle plasticity
- Nutritional supplementation
- Signaling pathways
- Muscle function