Don’t miss this special issue on microbiota and bone health

Eight outstanding reviews in Calcified Tissue International give valuable insight into exciting new research on the gut-musculoskeletal axis.

The human microbiota is made up of trillions of cells which include bacteria, viruses and fungi. The largest populations of human microbiota reside in the gut. A large body of research has begun to detail the mechanism(s) of how microbiota interact with the host to maintain optimal health status, including in regard to musculoskeletal health. It is an exciting and very complex field, as gut microbiota can vary according to age, sex, diet, living conditions, and diseases requiring antibiotic and drug treatment. 

In a special issue of Calcified Tissue International, eight invited reviews, authored by renowned experts in the field, provide a comprehensive overview of the latest knowledge and research developments related to the gut-musculoskeletal axis:

About Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research

Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original preclinical, translational and clinical research, and reviews concerning the structure and function of bone, and other musculoskeletal tissues in living organisms, as well as clinical studies of musculoskeletal disease. It includes studies of cell biology, molecular biology, intracellular signalling, and physiology, as well as research into the hormones, cytokines and other mediators that influence the musculoskeletal system. The journal also publishes clinical studies of relevance to bone disease, mineral metabolism, muscle function, and musculoskeletal interactions. 2016 Impact Factor: 3.125

Editors in Chief: Stuart Ralston and René Rizzoli; Musculoskeletal Research Section Editor: Roger Fielding