Special Issue "Molecular and Morpho-Functional Study of Articular Structures"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: cell death; oxidative stress; natural antioxidants; intercellular communication; electron microscope; microvesicles; autophagy; muscolar; joint pathology
Articular device integrity has an important role in its physiological function and stability. In addition, joint changes are often associated with the development or progression of osteoarthritis. Both traumatic and degenerative articular structure changes can be associated with an elevated risk of OA, but the one associated with degenerative-type tears appears to be higher. Articular structure degeneration, which can also occur in young people, is defined as structural and functional failure of the tissue, and it is caused by various factors, such as repetitive trauma or malalignment.
The purpose of this Special Edition is to highlight the morphological, molecular, and functional characteristics of the different articular structures in both healthy, traumatic or pathological conditions, in order to find possible interventions to prevent or reduce the modifications of the various articular components which, through studies, can lead to the discovery of novel molecular diagnostic technologies and targeted therapeutics.
Topics for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:
- Morphofunctional study of articular structure in normal, pathological or traumatic conditions;
- Molecular analysis of articular structure in normal, pathological or traumatic conditions;
- Meniscal injuries in the knee;
- Traumatic or torn legaments;
- Regeneration or reparation of articular structures;
- Case reports.
Prof. Michela Battistelli
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- traumatic condition
- pathological condition
- morphofunctional analysis
- molecular study