Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Research of Multiple Sclerosis"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Simon Broadley
Professor of Neurology/Dean of Medicine School of Medicine, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia
Website: http://www.griffith.edu.au/health/school-medicine/staff/associate-professor-simon-broadley
E-Mail: simon.broadley@griffith.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 5678 0702
Fax: +61 7 5678 0708

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system which can have devastating effects on the lives of those affected. For almost one and half centuries since the primarily demyelinating pathology of this presumed autoimmune disease was described neurologists have struggled to give adequate answers to  the most commonly posed questions asked by patients and their relatives: why me?;  how is this going to affect me?; is their any treatment? This is despite many decades of intensive research. The past 20 years has seen a dramatic shift in the collective knowledge about the aetiology and pathogenesis of this disease. This has in turn led to the development of new treatments which have a significant impact on both the short and long term outcomes in this disease. The picture that has emerged is complex both in terms of the overall concept of the disease process, its aetiology and the approach to treatment.  The proposed open-source special issue focusing on multiple sclerosis in IJMS aims to bring together the advances in our understanding of this disease at the molecular level which has brought about a very real change in the outlook for people with MS.

It is anticipated that this issue will focus on the following areas:

  • epidemiological studies pointing to specific aetiological factors
  • genetic factors
  • environmental aetiological factors
  • gene-environment interaction
  • pathophysiological concepts
  • demyelination
  • axonal loss
  • immune dysregulation
  • disease modulation and treatment

Prof. Dr. Simon Broadley
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • multiple sclerosis
  • epidemiology
  • aetiology
  • pathology
  • treatment
  • genetics
  • vitamin D

Published Papers (20 papers)

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(4), 7598-7602; doi:10.3390/ijms14047598
Received: 20 March 2013; in revised form: 1 April 2013 / Accepted: 2 April 2013 / Published: 8 April 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(3), 4476-4497; doi:10.3390/ijms14034476
Received: 16 January 2013; in revised form: 5 February 2013 / Accepted: 15 February 2013 / Published: 25 February 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(1), 1031-1049; doi:10.3390/ijms14011031
Received: 27 November 2012; in revised form: 21 December 2012 / Accepted: 31 December 2012 / Published: 7 January 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(12), 16119-16140; doi:10.3390/ijms131216119
Received: 5 September 2012; in revised form: 15 November 2012 / Accepted: 26 November 2012 / Published: 30 November 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(11), 15107-15125; doi:10.3390/ijms131115107
Received: 28 August 2012; in revised form: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(11), 14579-14605; doi:10.3390/ijms131114579
Received: 29 September 2012; in revised form: 23 October 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(11), 14470-14491; doi:10.3390/ijms131114470
Received: 5 September 2012; in revised form: 22 October 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 8 November 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 13667-13679; doi:10.3390/ijms131013667
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 20 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 13713-13725; doi:10.3390/ijms131013713
Received: 14 August 2012; in revised form: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 13461-13483; doi:10.3390/ijms131013461
Received: 20 July 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 19 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 13227-13239; doi:10.3390/ijms131013227
Received: 13 August 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 12970-12993; doi:10.3390/ijms131012970
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 8 September 2012 / Accepted: 13 September 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 12665-12709; doi:10.3390/ijms131012665
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 8 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 4 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 12656-12664; doi:10.3390/ijms131012656
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 6 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 3 October 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(10), 12213-12223; doi:10.3390/ijms131012213
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 12 September 2012 / Accepted: 20 September 2012 / Published: 25 September 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(9), 11718-11752; doi:10.3390/ijms130911718
Received: 31 July 2012; in revised form: 31 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 September 2012 / Published: 18 September 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(9), 10911-10919; doi:10.3390/ijms130910911
Received: 17 July 2012; in revised form: 18 August 2012 / Accepted: 22 August 2012 / Published: 30 August 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(8), 10647-10659; doi:10.3390/ijms130810647
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 20 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 23 August 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(7), 9298-9331; doi:10.3390/ijms13079298
Received: 18 May 2012; in revised form: 11 July 2012 / Accepted: 11 July 2012 / Published: 24 July 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(5), 5659-5673; doi:10.3390/ijms13055659
Received: 22 March 2012; in revised form: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 3 May 2012 / Published: 10 May 2012
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