BioMed Research International

Advances in Muscle Physiology and Pathophysiology


Publishing date
01 May 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2009

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baltimore School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

2Departments of Pathology and Cell Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

3Departments of Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA


Advances in Muscle Physiology and Pathophysiology

Description

A multitude of important advances have occurred in the field of muscle research during the last decade, concerning striated muscle physiology and pathophysiology. The structure and function of old and new components of the sarcomeric and extrasarcomeric cytoskeleton, the sarcolemma and internal membranes, the extracellular matrix, and the neuromuscular junction have been unraveled using cutting-edge molecular, cellular, biochemical, and biophysical tools combined with high-throughput genomic and proteomic approaches. A number of animal models, ranging from Drosophila and C. elegans to zebrafish and mouse, have been developed, which in some instances confirmed our predictions about the activities of certain genes, but in others raised questions about their roles. Such studies further underscored the complexity of the muscle cell, and pinpointed the need for development of highly sophisticated and integrated approaches, which will ultimately provide us with more accurate answers.

In this volume, we invite authors to present original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to unravel the intricate web of the skeletal and cardiac muscle cell and their properties in normalcy and disease.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Assembly of the muscle cell; the sarcomeric and extrasarcomeric cytoskeleton
  • Sarcolemma, extracellular matrix, and adhesion
  • Internal membranes and excitation/contraction coupling
  • Muscle biomechanics at organismal, cellular, and single-molecule levels
  • Metabolism and energetics
  • Models of muscular dystrophy
  • Stem cells and muscle regeneration
  • Apoptosis and Ca2+

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 780417
  • - Editorial

Advances in Muscle Physiology and Pathophysiology

Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos | Guy Benian | Henk Granzier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 693741
  • - Research Article

Modulation of Muscle Atrophy, Fatigue and MLC Phosphorylation by MuRF1 as Indicated by Hindlimb Suspension Studies on MuRF1-KO Mice

Siegfried Labeit | Christine H. Kohl | ... | Henk Granzier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 725207
  • - Review Article

Mechanism of Catch Force: Tethering of Thick and Thin Filaments by Twitchin

Thomas M. Butler | Marion J. Siegman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 612482
  • - Review Article

Roles of Titin in the Structure and Elasticity of the Sarcomere

Larissa Tskhovrebova | John Trinick
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 513803
  • - Research Article

Combining Microdialysis and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Studying Effects of Low-Load Repetitive Work on the Intramuscular Chemistry in Trapezius Myalgia

Gerd M. Flodgren | Albert G. Crenshaw | ... | Martin Fahlström
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 858606
  • - Review Article

Assembly and Dynamics of Myofibrils

Joseph W. Sanger | Jushuo Wang | ... | Jean M. Sanger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 350706
  • - Review Article

Cardiac Troponin Mutations and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Michelle S. Parvatiyar | Jose Renato Pinto | ... | James D. Potter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 473423
  • - Review Article

Comparative Biomechanics of Thick Filaments and Thin Filaments with Functional Consequences for Muscle Contraction

Mark S. Miller | Bertrand C. W. Tanner | ... | Jim O. Vigoreaux
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 807084
  • - Review Article

Physiologic Basis and Pathophysiologic Implications of the Diastolic Properties of the Cardiac Muscle

João Ferreira-Martins | Adelino F. Leite-Moreira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 968139
  • - Review Article

New Insights into the Structural Roles of Nebulin in Skeletal Muscle

Coen A. C. Ottenheijm | Henk Granzier
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