Special Issue "Neurons and Surrounding Environments in Neurological Disorders and Brain Damages"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: Parkinson’s disease; Animal model; High throughput screening; Diagnostic biomarkers; Neuroinflammation
Interests: Neuro-iflammation; Neurodegenrative disease; Stem cell application for brain: Relationship CNS and peripheral organ inflammation; Brain cancer
Diverse neurological disorders as well as brain damage affect individuals tremendously by causing reversible or irreversible damage in neural circuits that are critically important for human behavior and healthy lifestyle. Recently, many researchers have reported significant pathological and physiological roles by multiple non-neuronal environments (neurotrophic and inflammatory factors by microglia-astrocytes, circulating metabolites by gut microbiota, infiltration of peripheral lymphocytes, brain tumors, etc.) in the maintenance of brain function. Novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies for complex neurological disorders could be achieved by gaining a broad understanding of surrounding environments as well as neuronal alterations themselves.
In this regard, the aim of this Special Issue is to report the recent progress achieved from studies of the central nervous system influenced by various organ dysfunctions or peripheral pathological conditions, including cancers, and systemic inflammation. This Special Issue also welcomes translational and basic research on molecular alterations within neurons during diverse neurological problems.
Prof. Dr. Yunjong Lee
Prof. Dr. Seung Pil Yun
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- Neurological disorder
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Brain damage
- Neurodegenerative biomarker
- Organ dysfunctions
- Systemic inflammation