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Nutrients and Muscle Disease


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1Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

2Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

3Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA


Nutrients and Muscle Disease

Description

Based on the notion that nutrients may exert a variety of beneficial effects on the skeletal muscle, in the last 20 years there has been a great deal of interest in nutritional strategies aiming to attenuate signs and symptoms of muscle diseases. Traditionally the overall interest on this approach has been focused on its potential efficacy to enhance muscle throphism and/or performance and/or energy supply. However, a large number of variables influence the muscular outcomes of the nutrients and nutritional supplements, strongly depending on the pathophysiology of the muscle disease and the nutrient type.

Overall many nutrients may exert potential beneficial roles in several myopathies, although the underlying cellular mechanisms, optimal dosage schedule, and duration of pretreatment/treatment are currently unknown. Thus, we invite investigators worldwide to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the effects of nutrients in muscle diseases. In particular, this special issue aims to become a forum for researchers to summarize the most recent studies in this field, to propose novel strategies to minimize muscle degeneration and disease, and to identify reliable biomarkers and outcomes of their efficacy. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of diet components for muscle structure and function
  • Effects of macronutrients on muscle of myopathic subjects
  • Effects of nutritional supplements in age-related disorders, including sarcopenia, and metabolic, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative disorders
  • Role of food bioactive compounds in inherited and acquired myopathies
  • Nutrigenomics research in muscle disease
  • Identification of biomarkers of benefits on muscle physiology/biology by nutrient supplementation

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 809830
  • - Editorial

Nutrients and Muscle Disease

Enzo Nisoli | Robert W. Grange | Giuseppe D’Antona
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 680615
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Endurance of DMD Animal Model Using Natural Polyphenols

Clementina Sitzia | Andrea Farini | ... | Yvan Torrente
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 524948
  • - Review Article

Novel Insights on Nutrient Management of Sarcopenia in Elderly

Mariangela Rondanelli | Milena Faliva | ... | Simone Perna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 613890
  • - Review Article

Creatine, L-Carnitine, and ω3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation from Healthy to Diseased Skeletal Muscle

Giuseppe D’Antona | Seyed Mohammad Nabavi | ... | Maria Daglia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 569623
  • - Research Article

Variability in Myosteatosis and Insulin Resistance Induced by High-Fat Diet in Mouse Skeletal Muscles

Massimo Collino | Raffaella Mastrocola | ... | Marco A. Minetto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 474296
  • - Review Article

Ketogenic Diet in Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Antonio Paoli | Antonino Bianco | ... | Gerardo Bosco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 121254
  • - Review Article

Vitamin D Signaling in Myogenesis: Potential for Treatment of Sarcopenia

Akira Wagatsuma | Kunihiro Sakuma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 341603
  • - Review Article

Essential Amino Acids and Exercise Tolerance in Elderly Muscle-Depleted Subjects with Chronic Diseases: A Rehabilitation without Rehabilitation?

Roberto Aquilani | Giuseppe D’Antona | ... | Federica Boschi
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