Special Issue "Molecular Research in Neurotoxicology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2013
Dr. G. Jean Harry
Neurotoxicology Group, NIEHS and National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Phone: +1 919 541 0927
Fax: +1 919 541 4611
Interests: neurotoxicants; aging; development; inflammation; oxidative stress; signal transduction; hormones; neuropathology; pharmaceuticals; alternative models
Alterations in nervous system functioning as a result of environmental factors, pharmaceuticals, genetic variability, and health status remain an issue of concern for human health. Recent advancements have been made in our understanding of common biological processes related to neurotoxicity associated with disease states and age-related or genetic vulnerabilities. These advances have been possible due to the ability to examine molecular aspects underlying neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, and associated processes of neurotoxicity. The integration of this molecular data into the field of neurotoxicology, as it applies to the broad spectrum of environmental exposure now offers a mechanistic framework for understanding the dynamics of neurotoxicity. Further work on epigenetic mechanisms associated with nervous system functioning, e.g., learning and memory, provide additional mechanisms by which regulation of the nervous system can be altered by environmental exposure or by which events occurring during early life stages can influence responses later in life. This special issue will focus on the integration of molecular events and their regulation with cellular and functional changes within the nervous system representative of neurotoxicity as they occur with exposure to xenobiotics and pharmaceutical agents as well as health status. We are seeking novel research and/or review articles highlighting 1) the variety of molecular signals and integrated networks that underlie adverse responses in the nervous system, 2) how these alterations in molecular signaling translate to alterations in the structure or function of the nervous system (biochemical, physiology, behavior), 3) molecular events occurring during early life that can shift susceptibility in the adult, 4) epigenetic regulatory events as they contribute to neurotoxicity.
Dr. G. Jean Harry
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- oxidative stress
- signal transduction
- alternative models
Last update: 24 January 2013