Women’s Special Issue Series: Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Function in Health and Disease

A special issue of Muscles (ISSN 2813-0413).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2025 | Viewed by 306

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Faculté des Sciences de la Motricité, Centre of Investigation in Clinical Nutrition (CICN), Place Pierre de Coubertin, 1 Box L08.10.01, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: sport nutrition; protein metabolism; exercise physiology; regulation of skeletal muscle mass; hypoxia; molecular mechanisms; human studies; diabetes

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Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, 3400 Broadway St., Gary, IN 46408-1197, USA
Interests: skeletal muscle; tendon; aging; muscle denervation; muscle unloading; obesity; myokines
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Center for Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA
Interests: dietary protein; amino acids; protein source; low protein; high protein; skeletal muscle; muscle protein synthesis; body composition; energy expenditure; metabolism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Skeletal muscle provides the mechanical power for locomotion, posture, and breathing, making it essential to life. The loss of skeletal muscle function in elderly populations and patients with chronic diseases is a major cause of falls, morbidity, and mortality. Beyond these vital functions, skeletal muscle also plays an essential role in the regulation of whole-body metabolism. The loss of metabolic function leads to and/or exacerbates a number of chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Worldwide, the rates of these diseases have more than doubled in the last 20 years, largely due to increased caloric intake and decreased levels of occupational and leisure activity. It is therefore essential to better understand and assess any change in muscle function.

This Special Issue, entitled “Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Function in Health and Disease”, is part of the “Women’s Special Issue Series.” It aims to promote, support, and encourage the contributions of women to research focusing on the regulation of muscle mass, muscle function, muscle metabolism, and related topics.

Both original articles and reviews addressing all aspects of muscle structure and function are welcome, from the most basic molecular mechanisms to the development of clinical tools to evaluate muscle function, whether in physiological or pathological conditions at all ages and all populations.

We welcome submissions to this Special Issue from all authors, irrespective of gender.

Prof. Dr. Louise Deldicque
Dr. Tatiana Kostrominova
Dr. Jamie I. Baum
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Muscles 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.

Women’s Special Issue Series

This Special Issue is part of Muscles’s Women’s Special Issue Series, hosted by women editors for women researchers. The Series advocates the advancement of women in science. We invite contributions to the Special Issue whose lead authors identify as women. The submission of articles with all-women authorship is especially encouraged. However, we do welcome articles from all authors, irrespective of gender.


  • muscle function
  • locomotion
  • fall
  • metabolism
  • muscle mass
  • muscle contraction

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