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Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility

Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility

Editor-in-Chief: Mathias Gautel
Executive Editor: C.C. Ashley; D.J. Manstein; A.V. Somlyo; J.R. Sellers; S.B. Marston; K. Oiwa

ISSN: 0142-4319 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-2657 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10974

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2.)Bradshaw RA, Burlingame AL, Carr S, Aebersold R.: Reporting protein identification data: the next generation of guidelines. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2006 May;5(5):787-8.

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    The Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility has as its main aim the publication of original research which bears on either the excitation and contraction of muscle, the analysis of any one of the processes involved therein, the processes underlying contractility and motility of animal and plant cells, the toxicology and pharmacology related to contractility, or the formation, dynamics and turnover of contractile structures in muscle and non-muscle cells. Studies describing the impact of pathogenic mutations in genes encoding components of contractile structures in humans or animals are welcome, provided they offer mechanistic insight into the disease process or the underlying gene function. The policy of the Journal is to encourage any form of novel practical study whatever its specialist interest, as long as it falls within this broad field. Theoretical essays are welcome provided that they are concise and suggest practical ways in which they may be tested. Manuscripts reporting new mutations in known disease genes without validation and mechanistic insight will not be considered. It is the policy of the journal that cells lines, hybridomas and DNA clones should be made available by the developers to any qualified investigator. Submission of a manuscript for publication constitutes an agreement of the authors to abide by this principle.

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