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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Muscle Atrophy

Editors: Xiao, Junjie (Ed.)

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  • Describes the general aspects of muscle atrophy
  • Overviews molecular mechanisms of muscle atrophy
  • Provides diagnosis, treatment strategies, promising agents and future prospects of muscle atrophy
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The book addresses the development of muscle atrophy, which can be caused by denervation, disuse, excessive fasting, aging, and a variety of diseases including heart failure, chronic kidney diseases and cancers. Muscle atrophy reduces quality of life and increases morbidity and mortality worldwide. The book is divided into five parts, the first of which describes the general aspects of muscle atrophy including its characteristics, related economic and health burdens, and the current clinical therapy. Secondly, basic aspects of muscle atrophy including the composition, structure and function of skeletal muscle, muscle changes in response to atrophy, and experimental models are summarized. Thirdly, the book reviews the molecular mechanisms of muscle atrophy, including protein degradation and synthesis pathways, noncoding RNAs, inflammatory signaling, oxidative stress, mitochondria signaling, etc. Fourthly, it highlights the pathophysiological mechanisms of muscle atrophy in aging and disease. The book’s fifth and final part covers the diagnosis, treatment strategies, promising agents and future prospects of muscle atrophy. The book will appeal to a broad readership including scientists, undergraduate and graduate students in medicine and cell biology.


About the authors

Dr. Junjie Xiao is Principal Investigator and Professor at Regeneration and Ageing Lab in Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1435-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1434-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muscle Atrophy
Editors
  • Junjie Xiao
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1088
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1435-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1435-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1434-6
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 624
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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