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Special Issue "Advances in Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation and Neurovascular Dysfunction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: neurovascular coupling, cerebrovasculature, pericytes, astrocytes, blood-brain barrier, neurovascular unit, perivascular macrophages
The brain is a very needy organ, requiring about 20% of cardiac output to meet the metabolic demands of neurons. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) must therefore be tightly regulated spatially and temporally. The neurovascular unit, comprised of neurons, endothelial cells, pericytes or smooth muscle cells, and astrocytes, plays an important role in normal CBF regulation. Several disease states such as hypertension, stroke, and traumatic brain injury are associated with impairments in cerebral blood flow autoregulation or an uncoupling of metabolic activity and local blood flow. This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts addressing (1) mechanisms of normal and abnormal cerebral blood flow, (2) changes in components of the neurovascular unit in various disease states, and (3) consequences of abnormal CBF regulation or neurovascular dysfunction. Original manuscripts, as well as review papers, are welcome for submission.
Dr. Junie P Warrington
Manuscript Submission Information
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. 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 the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly 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 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- neurovascular unit
- cerebral perfusion pressure
- neurovascular uncoupling
- blood-brain barrier disruption
- cognitive impairment
- vascular dementia
- cerebral edema