Leading experts explain essential role of skeletal muscle in health and disease

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Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research special issue underlines the journal’s increasing focus on research at the intersection of muscle and bone science.

With advancing age there is a loss of skeletal muscle mass and function that contributes to decline in physical functioning, increased disability and mortality. It is with this background that the editors of Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research decided to devote one issue of the journal to the important topic of skeletal muscle in health and disease.

The special issue comprises the following reviews and original paper by well-known authors in the field:

EDITORIAL

REVIEWS

ORIGINAL PAPER

Musculoskeletal research section editor Professor Roger A. Fielding of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston said,

We believe this issue underlines the many important links between muscle and bone research. We also hope it will encourage investigators across the spectrum of musculoskeletal research – including bone, tendon, ligament and muscle – to embrace the integrative and translational nature of these disciplines whether they work in basic or clinical science.”

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About Calcified Tissue International and Musculoskeletal Research
This peer-reviewed journal 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 signaling, 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. 2013 Impact Factor: 2.748

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