Special Issue "Epigenetics of Striated Muscle"

A special issue of Epigenomes (ISSN 2075-4655).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Melanie Ehrlich
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Guest Editor
Hayward Human Genetics Center, Tulane Cancer Center, and the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Interests: DNA methylation; chromatin epigenetics; regulation of skeletal muscle development; cancer epigenetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Skeletal and cardiac muscle are especially complicated tissue types that form through intricate differentiation pathways. Both types of striated muscle also play many predominant roles in health. Epigenetic changes are drivers of differentiation and many types of disease, including those of striated muscle. According to PubMed searches, research focused on the epigenetics of striated muscle has gone from only 6 articles in 2000, to 128 in 2010, and 539 in 2020. This Special Issue is devoted to reports of any aspect of epigenetics (chromatin epigenetics, DNA methylation, and non-coding RNAs) that elucidates the formation, maintenance, physiology, or pathology of skeletal or cardiac muscle. Among the types of articles that we are soliciting are gene-centered experiments on cell or animal models, whole-genome studies (including highly informative bioinformatics), clinically based studies, and review articles. Special efforts will be expended to review manuscripts quickly and fairly.

Prof. Dr. Melanie Ehrlich
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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. Epigenomes 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 1400 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.


  • epigenetics
  • epigenomics
  • chromatin
  • DNA methylation
  • non-coding RNA
  • skeletal muscle
  • cardiac muscle
  • myoblasts
  • myocytes
  • myopathy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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