Bones and muscle

The musculoskeletal system is significantly more complex than described by traditional approaches, which have focused on and studied the components of this system separately. While bone and skeletal muscle are the two largest tissues within this system, this system also includes tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints, and other connective tissues along with vascular and nervous tissue.

Because the primary function of this system is locomotion, understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for biochemical communication between bones and muscles is important not only from a basic research perspective, but also as a means of identifying new therapeutic possibilities. that promote their health.