Special Issue "Axon Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: spinal cord injury; axon regeneration; neuronal regeneration; neurotransmitters; lampreys; zebrafish; neuropeptides; spinal cord; notch; prostanoids
Axon regeneration is a fundamental process for recovery after disease or traumatic injuries in the nervous system. In the central nervous system of mammals, neurons only regenerate in the embryonic or neonatal periods. By contrast, axon regeneration occurs spontaneously in the peripheral nervous system of adult individuals. Additionally, non-mammalian species show spontaneous axon regeneration after central nervous systems injuries. It is of crucial importance to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic molecular pathways limiting or promoting axon regeneration in those different contexts. This will provide key knowledge for the development of new therapies to promote repair and neurological recovery after disease or injury.
The aim of this Special Issue is to compile recent advances in our understanding of axon regeneration. Submissions of original studies and reviews on axon regeneration in mammalian models of degenerative and traumatic injuries are welcomed, as well as research in other vertebrate and invertebrate models of regeneration. Another important aspect related to axon regrowth is the re-establishment of proper neuronal connections to achieve functional recovery; therefore, research on this area is also welcomed. This is a timely Special Issue given recent methodological developments such as single cell sequencing, CRISPR/Cas genetic manipulations, optogenetics or whole-tissue imaging, which are increasing exponentially our understanding of axon regeneration.
Dr. Antón Barreiro-Iglesias
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- axon regeneration
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord injury
- neurogenerative diseases
- axon growth
- axon guidance
- animal models
- spontaneous regeneration