The Scientific World Journal

Skeletal Muscle Physiology


Publishing date
08 Feb 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Nov 2012

1Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

2Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Center of Physical Education and Sports, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil

3Laboratory of Applied Nutrition and Metabolism, School of Sports and Physical Education, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

4Human Performance and Sports Nutrition Laboratory, The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA


Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Description

The skeletal muscle is a highly plastic tissue, namely, capable of adapting to adverse conditions. In nature, this intrinsic adaptive feature is crucial and ensures the survival of many species once a vast number of environmental impositions (e.g., contractile activity and mechanic overload) can be overcome by means of adaptive responses from the muscles. There are two main changes promoted by mechanical stimulation upon the skeletal muscle: (1) remodeling (namely, adaptation that induces changes in the muscle mass/volume); (2) alterations in the molecular engine of the muscle fiber, for example, phenotypical changes in myosin isoforms expression and important constituents of the skeletal muscle; (3) cellular and molecular adaptations leading to intracellular changes in specific aspects of muscle fiber, for example, mechanotransduction, expression of growth factors, and satellite cells activation. Taken together, these changes allow the muscle to adapt its contractile properties so that both power and strength are incremented.

With this information in mind, we invite investigators to submit relevant original papers as well as review articles that synthesize current knowledge or provide new data in the following issues. Potential topics inculde, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of nutrients on skeletal muscle form and function
  • Mechanical stimuli or exercise-induced adaptations or absence of stimuli in skeletal muscle
  • Skeletal muscle repair and regeneration
  • Muscular diseases
  • Role of hormones, growth factors, and/or cytokines in muscle adaptations
  • Muscle stem cells

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 782352
  • - Editorial

Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Lucas Guimarães-Ferreira | Humberto Nicastro | ... | Nelo Eidy Zanchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 178364
  • - Review Article

Metabolic Disturbance in PCOS: Clinical and Molecular Effects on Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Wagner Silva Dantas | Bruno Gualano | ... | José Antonio Miguel Marcondes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 237260
  • - Research Article

Substrains of Inbred Mice Differ in Their Physical Activity as a Behavior

Dario Coletti | Emanuele Berardi | ... | Sergio Adamo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 370151
  • - Research Article

Improved Tissue Culture Conditions for Engineered Skeletal Muscle Sheets

Sara Hinds | Natalia Tyhovych | ... | Louis Terracio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 617170
  • - Clinical Study

Cytokine Response of Cultured Skeletal Muscle Cells Stimulated with Proinflammatory Factors Depends on Differentiation Stage

Matej Podbregar | Mitja Lainscak | ... | Tomaz Mars
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 531465
  • - Review Article

Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis and Stress-Induced Malignant Hyperthermia Events, Association with Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility, and RYR1 Gene Sequence Variations

Antonella Carsana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 189149
  • - Review Article

Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and Running Economy in Humans

Cláudio de Oliveira Assumpção | Leonardo Coelho Rabello Lima | ... | Benedito Sérgio Denadai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 593267
  • - Review Article

Mitochondria as a Potential Regulator of Myogenesis

Akira Wagatsuma | Kunihiro Sakuma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 269531
  • - Review Article

Muscle Wasting and Resistance of Muscle Anabolism: The “Anabolic Threshold Concept” for Adapted Nutritional Strategies during Sarcopenia

Dominique Dardevet | Didier Rémond | ... | Laurent Mosoni
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