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Special Issue "Inflammation and the Musculoskeletal System"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rodolfo Gõmez
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Guest Editor
Musculoskeletal Pathology Group, Institute IDIS, University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Rúa da Choupana, s/n, 15706 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
Interests: cartilage; adipokines; bone; chondrocytes; osteoblasts; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; TLR4; inflammation; heterotopic ossification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inflammation and its associated consequences have shown a prominent role in the onset and progression of multiple diseases. Hence, multiple pharmacological approaches have been taken throughout human history to control inflammation and to improve human quality of life. Since the first commercialization of acetylsalicylic acid in 1899, huge advances have been achieved in the control of inflammation: corticoids, multiple nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NAIDS), and even the disruptive development of biological therapies against diverse cytokines. Several of these outstanding achievements have in common that they were initially developed to cope with the inflammation associated with musculoskeletal pathologies such as acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen, corticoids, and anti-TNFs. It is now clear that this set of diseases has been a driving force for impulse scientific research on inflammation management. Nonetheless, too much work remains to be done to achieve full control of the inflammation and its consequences. Therefore, once again, we are going to use the huge specific weight of inflammation in musculoskeletal pathologies to achieve further insight into the physiology and pathophysiology of this essential process.

Thus, this Special Issue entitled “Inflammation and the Musculoskeletal System” will publish reviews and experimental findings on novel advances in molecular science that expand our knowledge on inflammation and its pharmacological control in any tissue or cell type of the musculoskeletal system. Likewise, clinical submissions with biomolecular experiments are also welcomed.

Dr. Rodolfo Gõmez
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cartilage
  • bone
  • chondrocytes
  • osteoblasts
  • synoviocytes
  • synovium
  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • inflammation
  • innate immunity
  • rheumatic diseases

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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