Special Issue "Diet and Exercise Impacts on Skeletal Muscle in Aging and Related Metabolic Disorders"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Sports Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vitor A. Lira
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Guest Editor
Department of Health & Human Physiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Interests: muscle biology; exercise physiology; substrate metabolism; proteostasis; gene regulation
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Dr. Mitsuharu Okutsu
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Guest Editor
Graduate School of Science Division of Biological Science, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Interests: muscle physiology and biology; oxidative stress; mitochondria biogenesis; angiogenesis; muscle fiber type switching; muscle contractile activity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Nutrients is currently inviting submissions for a Special Issue entitled “Diet and Exercise Impacts on Skeletal Muscle in Aging and Related Metabolic Disorders".

Skeletal muscle is a major site of insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and a key contributor to whole-body metabolic homeostasis. It is well known that the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength that occurs with aging, also referred to as sarcopenia, contributes to the increased prevalence of obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes in the elderly. Not surprisingly, exercise and appropriate nutrition are important for the maintenance of skeletal muscle health as we age, and our understanding of the mechanisms involved continues to evolve. Therefore, we invite the submission of manuscripts focused on the potential systemic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms responsible for the benefits of dietary interventions and/or exercise on skeletal muscle in the context of aging and related metabolic disorders (i.e., obesity and type II diabetes). Studies in humans, animal models, and cultured cells are welcome. Major areas of emphasis include muscle energetics, muscle mass and contractile function, protein synthesis and degradation, inflammation, oxidative stress, myokines and secreted factors.

Dr. Vitor A. Lira
Dr. Mitsuharu Okutsu
Guest Editors

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. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2400 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.

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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