Special issue on molecular mechanisms of exercise-induced muscle health

Published 16 March, 2022


Skeletal muscle is a metabolically active organ that makes up approximately 40% of total body mass with vital functions for mobility and metabolism. It is well known that exercise training elicits highly coordinated adaptative processes in skeletal muscle, not only to meet the increased physical and metabolic demands in the future, but also to confer numerous protective effects to other tissues/organs in the body with unequivocal benefits to health and disease prevention. SMHS is pleased to launch this special issue on the molecular mechanisms of exercise-induced muscle health. We welcome original research papers as well as review articles.

Topics covered:

These will include, but won’t be limited to:

  • Mechanistic insights of skeletal muscle adaptation to endurance exercise training
  • Mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy in response to exercise  
  • Exercise signalling to modify muscle phenotype and mitochondrial turnover    
  • Metabolic regulation in skeletal muscle during exercise and following training
  • The mechanism and prevention of muscle atrophy and wasting  
  • Mechanisms responsible for exercise preconditioning  
  • Muscle to organ communication and exercise adaptations: Myokines and microvesicles  
  • Exercise and hormesis
  • Exercise, ageing and muscle disease

Submission deadline: 10 September 2022

Submission instructions

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online via the online submission system; please contact the guest editors before submitting. Special issue manuscripts will be processed via a fast review channel.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Zhen Yan

University of Virginia, USA. 

Email: zhen.yan@virginia.edu

Dr. David A. Hood

York University, Canada.

Email: dhood@yorku.ca

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