Special Issue "The Regulation of Human Skeletal Muscle Metabolism by Nutrients across the Lifespan"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: skeletal muscle; nutrition; metabolism; protein synthesis; ageing; cell signalling
Interests: skeletal muscle; protein; ageing; nutrition-exercise; interactions; prehabilitation
Skeletal muscle is the body’s largest organ by mass (~45%–55% body weight), and one which plays a crucial role in locomotion and the regulation of homeostasis, e.g., glycaemic control, thermogenesis, substrate liberation in response to illness/injury. This is reflected by the robust epidemiological links between low skeletal muscle mass and all-cause morbidity/mortality.
In healthy, weight-bearing individuals, skeletal muscle mass is regulated by nutrition and contractile activity (movement/exercise). As such, the manner by which muscles respond to nutrients—across the human lifespan—are critical determinants of muscle mass maintenance.
Therefore, optimising nutrition (e.g., protein quantity/quality, energy, eating patterns, novel nutraceuticals) to maximise muscle maintenance across the lifespan, both in isolation and in tandem with physical activity, is highly important; as is the identification of mechanisms underlying nutrient mishandling, and propagating a failure in muscle homeostasis, i.e., in ageing and co-morbidities. The purpose of this Special Edition is to help to address these questions via encouraging submission of relevant reviews and clinical studies in humans.
Prof. Philip J. Atherton
Dr. Bethan E. Phillips
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Skeletal muscle