Glial Cells in Synaptic Plasticity—Series 2

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cells of the Nervous System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 105

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Division of Human Anatomy-Neuronal Networks Morphology and Systems Biology Lab, Department of Mental, Physical Health and Preventive Medicine University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: maladaptive synaptic plasticity; reactive gliosis; neuroinflammation; spinal cord; non-invasive stimulation
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International Translational Neuroscience Research Institute, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China
Interests: gliotransmission; glutamate; astrocytes; glioblastoma multiforme
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Special Issue Information

Dear Collegues,

Three decades ago, emblematic studies brought glial cells out of the shadows and transformed modern neuroscience. Nowadays, glial cells are recognized as the active partners of neurons, supporting an amazing array of functions in the developing and mature brain, while also contributing to neurological and psychiatric diseases and injury processes. Clearly, glial cells contribute to almost every aspect of brain computation and help to guide our daily life. The field is still expanding at an accelerating pace.

For this Special Issue, we welcome all types of manuscripts (article, review, perspective) that provide biological insights into the particular roles of glial cells in synaptic and functional circuits, structural plasticity, and cognition in the healthy and diseased nervous systems in any animal models, including organoids. Emphasis will be given to emerging technological and methodological (theoretical and experimental) tools that offer new avenues to refine our understandings of glia (dys)functions in brain computation.

Dr. Giovanni Cirillo
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Parpura
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  • glia heterogeneity
  • gliotransmission
  • neuron-glia communication
  • synaptic plasticity
  • cognition
  • neuronal circuits
  • synaptogenesis
  • diseases
  • glial calcium dynamics
  • glial signaling

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