Special Issue "Recent Advances in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 72

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Makoto Inoue
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Guest Editor
Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
Interests: neuroimmunology; autoimmune disease; infectious disease; neurodegenerative disease; chronic pain; drug addiction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Multiple sclerosis is characterized by demyelination and neuronal degeneration in the central nervous system, with significant variation in disease presentation, trajectory, and treatment efficacy. The heterogeneous presentation of this debilitating chronic disease, manifesting as poor balance and coordination, as well as neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction, urges further improvement in our understanding of this disease’s immunopathogenesis. Furthermore, environmental and biological factors are known to influence disease progression. As the therapeutic efficacy of drug treatment is determined by disease heterogeneity, identifying a specific drug’s impact on disease heterogeneity and its mechanisms of action is critical. 

This Special Issue aims to convey the current progression of neuroimmunology research in the multiple sclerosis field to enhance the understanding of the interactions between the immune and nervous systems during disease. We welcome submissions of original research, perspectives, clinical trials, case reports, and review articles on human and animal studies.

Dr. Makoto Inoue
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • heterogeneity
  • CNS plasticity
  • neuro-immune interaction
  • biomarkers
  • environmental and biological factors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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