Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Muscular Atrophy

Julianna Cseri

University of Debrecen


Neurogenic Origin Disuse Histological Changes Metabolic Relations Metabolic Changes Molecular Background Genetics Signaling Pathways Satellite Cells Regenerative Capacity Physical Training Physiotherapy

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The healthy skeletal musculature is an inevitable condition for a good quality of life and is especially important in the sports activity. The loss of skeletal muscle mass leads to severe clinical complications and alters daily functioning.

This project aims to give an overview of the skeletal muscle atrophy including causes, mechanism of development, the course of disorders and the tools for prevention and treatment. The loss of skeletal muscle mass can develop due to neurogenic or myogenic reasons, can be associated with other diseases and shows some age-dependent characters. Inactive lifestyle, immobilization, and disuse lead to a decrease in muscle mass with functional consequence. The extended studies of molecular biology background give promising perspectives to prevent and treat muscle atrophy. The regeneration capacity of the skeletal muscle is high giving chances even for a full recovery.

The chapters in the book can be interested in the large scale of scientists, practitioners, students, sportsmen, and everybody interested in the normal and impaired function of the skeletal muscle.

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Date completed: May 4th 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: July 24th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 12th 2020

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Expected publication date: December 11th 2020

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About the editor

Julianna Cseri

University of Debrecen

Julianna Cseri, M.D., Ph.D., is currently a retired College Professor previously working at the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Public Health, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. She is a physiologist working in the field of the skeletal muscle physiology. She has awarded general medicine diploma in 1973 in the University Medical School of Debrecen and started the scientific work at the Department of Physiology, University Medical School of Debrecen (later Faculty of Medicine University of Debrecen), focusing on the electrophysiological characteristics of the skeletal muscle fibres. She achieved scientific qualification from the muscle electrophysiology. Her interest later was turned to the proliferation and differentiation of the skeletal muscle fibres in cell culture condition and the role of intracellular calcium homeostasis in the myogenesis and the muscle function. This work is closely related to the muscle degeneration and regeneration in vivo which has theoretical and practical significance in the field of physiotherapy.

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