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Special Issue "Skeletal Muscle and Metabolic Disorders"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sibhghatulla Shaikh
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Guest Editor
Department of Medical Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
Interests: Skeletal muscle; Metabolic disorders; Sarcopenia; Drug designing; Diabetes; Natural compounds
Dr. Tatiana Kostrominova
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Guest Editor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine Northwest, Gary, United States
Interests: Skeletal muscle; tendon; aging; denervation; obesity; myokines
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Skeletal muscle, the largest organ in the body, mainly provides mobility, protects and maintains the skeleton, and controls the body’s temperature and glucose homeostasis. It is the core metabolic tissue of the glucose homeostasis regulator and is responsible for approximately 80% of postprandial glucose uptake from the blood circulation. Skeletal muscle is crucial for metabolism, both because of its role in glucose uptake and its importance in exercise and metabolic disorders. In addition, skeletal muscle is recognized as an endocrine and paracrine organ. Muscle-derived secretive proteins, known as myokines, mediate the connections between skeletal muscle mass and other tissues, such as the liver, adipose tissue, pancreas, bone, and cardiovascular system. Decreased levels of physical activity and skeletal muscle loss (sarcopenia) are associated with physical fatigue and impairment during aging, leading to several metabolic diseases.

This Special Issue will highlight new research broadly on metabolic disorder associated with skeletal muscle using state-of-the-art techniques. Original research papers and reviews on these and related topics are welcome.

Dr. Sibhghatulla Shaikh
Dr. Tatiana Kostrominova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Skeletal muscle
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Sarcopenia
  • Drug design
  • Diabetes
  • Natural compounds
  • Insulin resistance
  • Glucose metabolism

Published Papers

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