Special Issue "Neuroprotective Strategies 2015"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2015)
Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
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Interests: medicinal chemistry: Drug design of CNS agents; neuropeptides and peptidomimetics; prodrugs for CNS delivery; estrogens as neuroprotective agents, bioanalytical method development
We started the “Neuroprotective Strategies” collection jointly with Molecules in 2009. It was a great success; a large number of reviews and original research articles were published in the inaugural volume. Since then, the International Journal of Molecular Sciences has successfully continued this collection covering neuroprotection broadly including, but not limited to, preclinical/basic science assessments of various animal models relevant to diseases and agents with potential or perceived translation values. We open up the “Neuroprotective Strategies” Topical Collection to thought-provoking Comments, Opinions and Perspectives, in addition to our traditional Reviews and Research Articles in this field. We especially encourage submissions that address critical issues having prevented successful clinical translations of promising laboratory data. Limitations of in vitro studies and preclinical animal models to mirror multiple pathologies underlying human neurodegenerative diseases, lack of drug-likeness of experimental agents, the need to consider absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, toxicology (ADMET) and pharmacokinetics even in the early stage of drug discovery, as well as obstacles of drug delivery to the CNS are only some of the issues that come to mind regard this matter. Critical reviews on relevant patent literature are also welcome. I give thanks for past contributions and look forward to receiving future contributions on the promising and challenging aspects of the field. The following links: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/Neuroprotective_strategies_collection and http://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/neuroprotec-strateg point to already published papers within this special issue.
Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts for the topical collection can 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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on this website. The topical collection considers regular research articles, short communications and review articles. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.
- CNS drug design and delivery
- CNS injury
- in vitro and in vivo models of neurodegeneration
- neurodegenerative diseases
- oxidative stress
- peripheral nerve injury
- stem cells
- structure-activity relationship
- translational medicine