Special Issue "Myelin Repair"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)
Dr. Randall D. McKinnon (Website)
Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Phone: +1 732 235 4419
Fax: +1 732 235 4477
Interests: CNS myelin development; growth factors; endogenous repair; transplants; stem cell programming; somatic cell reprogramming
Myelin sheaths that insulate and nourish CNS axons are produced by oligodendrocytes, highly metabolic cells that are vulnerable to trauma induced neurotoxicity and to autoimmune attack in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. This special issue will collect articles that address ongoing research into promoting myelin repair, including strategies to suppress innate immune attack, to promote endogenous repair processes, and to supplement this repair with exogenous cell grafts.
Dr. Randall D. McKinnon
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Brain Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 600 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- Autoimmune disease
- Brain repair
- Cell transplants
- CNS myelin
- Multiple sclerosis
- Stem cells