Special Issue "Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Physiology and Diseases: Cellular Mechanism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 24342
Interests: muscular dystrophy; stem cell protection for the treatment of ischemic heart diseases; molecular mechanisms of corneal wound healing
Interests: pharmacology; inflammation; atherosclerosis
As mechanical active tissue, cardiac and skeletal muscle experience stresses and injuries during daily activities. Healthy individuals can efficiently repair injuries and regenerate functional tissues from the pool of stem cells. However, in patients with striated muscle diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, sarcopenia, and cancer-induced cachexia, the integrity of muscles and intrinsic repair and regenerative capacity are greatly reduced. These patients often experience higher injury susceptibility and reduced repair and stem cell activity, which ultimately lead to organ failure. Thus, studying and understanding the cellular and molecular events that contribute to striated muscle injury, repair, and regeneration are critical for the development of effective therapies to treat striated muscle diseases. In this Special Issue, we will collect studies focused on the following topics:
- Novel cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac and skeletal muscle injuries, repair, and regeneration;
- Regulation of myocardium regeneration in physiological and pathophysiological conditions;
- Regulation of satellite cells (skeletal muscle stem cell) in healthy and diseased muscles;
- Novel therapeutic treatments for striated muscle diseases;
- Novel techniques, instruments, and software to study striated muscle functions.
Prof. Dr. Hua Zhu
Dr. Prabhakara Nagareddy
Dr. Mona M. El-Refaey
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- striated muscle
- muscular dystrophy
- satellite cells
- injury and repair