Special Issue "Advances in Bone and Cartilage Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 March 2017).
Bones support the body and enable its movement; they also house stem cells, produce blood cells, and act as a mineral reservoir and as an endocrine organ. Bone growth and maintenance occur via modeling and remodeling, and bone formation and bone resorption are two coordinated processes by which bone mass, integrity, and strength are maintained. Recently, there have been significant molecular and cellular research advances on bone development, bone remodeling, bone fracture healing, and the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and other disorders. A better understanding of their physiological or pathophysiological mechanisms could facilitate development of better strategies to optimize bone growth, build peak bone mass, promote fracture healing, and prevent/treat osteoporosis and other disorders. The purpose of this Special Issue is to report advances in molecular and cellular research into bone growth, remodeling, fracture healing, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other disorders.
Original research or review articles are invited that report on:
- Mechanisms regulating skeletal cells or their precursor cells, bone angiogenesis, bone modeling and remodeling;
- Regulatory signals for fracture repair and pathophysiology for impaired healing or non-union;
- Genetics and pathogenesis of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and other disorders;
- New treatment strategies for bone fractures and other bone disorders.
Prof. Dr. Cory J. Xian
Manuscript Submission Information
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