BioMed Research International

Muscle Contractility and Cell Motility


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

2Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

3Department of Basic Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA

4Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Uppsala University, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden


Muscle Contractility and Cell Motility

Description

Muscle contractility and cell motility play a central role in various physiological and pathological processes, ranging from cardiovascular function to myopathies to wound healing and cancer metastasis. Recent advances in biology and medicine have significantly enhanced our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of muscle contractility and cell motility.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles or review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the contraction of cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscles as well as the motility of various nonmuscle cells. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms
  • Myofilament structure and function
  • Calcium regulation of muscle contraction
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Myocardial function and diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Cell motility in development and various pathological conditions

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 257812
  • - Editorial

Muscle Contractility and Cell Motility

J.-P. Jin | Robert J. Bloch | ... | Lars Larsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 493618
  • - Review Article

Various Jobs of Proteolytic Enzymes in Skeletal Muscle during Unloading: Facts and Speculations

E. V. Kachaeva | B. S. Shenkman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 704061
  • - Research Article

Influences of Desmin and Keratin 19 on Passive Biomechanical Properties of Mouse Skeletal Muscle

Sameer B. Shah | James M. Love | ... | Robert J. Bloch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 685328
  • - Review Article

Physiology and Pathophysiology of CLC-1: Mechanisms of a Chloride Channel Disease, Myotonia

Chih-Yung Tang | Tsung-Yu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 479135
  • - Research Article

Obscurin Depletion Impairs Organization of Skeletal Muscle in Developing Zebrafish Embryos

Maide Ö. Raeker | Mark W. Russell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 970726
  • - Research Article

Diffusion Tensor MRI to Assess Damage in Healthy and Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle after Lengthening Contractions

Alan B. McMillan | Da Shi | ... | Richard M. Lovering
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 904547
  • - Research Article

Tissue Expression and Actin Binding of a Novel N-Terminal Utrophin Isoform

Richard A. Zuellig | Beat C. Bornhauser | ... | Marcus C. Schaub
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 421701
  • - Methodology Report

A High-Throughput Solid-Phase Microplate Protein-Binding Assay to Investigate Interactions between Myofilament Proteins

Brandon J. Biesiadecki | J.-P. Jin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 382586
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Changes in Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Structure in Ventricular Myocytes

Amanda L. Vega | Can Yuan | ... | Luis F. Santana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 589414
  • - Review Article

Planar Cell Polarity Signaling Pathway in Congenital Heart Diseases

Gang Wu | Jiao Ge | ... | Dezhi Mu
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