Special Issue "Neuroinflammation and Cell Death"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2019)
Dr. Antonella Scorziello
It is well-established that neuroinflammation plays a key pathogenetic role in a broad range of neurological and neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis, stroke, neoplasia, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury. In addition, an important role of neuroinflammation in the pathophysiology of several neurodegenerative disorders is emerging and becoming an important topic for the prevention and development of disease-modifying treatments. However, whether the neuroinflammatory processes are a cause or a consequence of neuronal degeneration remains unanswered. Characteristic of neuroinflammation is the activation of brain glial cells, principally microglia and astrocytes that release various soluble factors that can, in turn, accelerate the rate of neurodegeneration, synaptic loss, and synaptic dysfunction. On the other hand, there is evidence that activated microglia might also have neuroprotective effects.
This Special Issue of IJMS provides a comprehensive synopsis of the state-of-the-art of neuroinflammation research from cellular to molecular mechanisms, with the aim of delving deeper into unresolved questions about the relationship between markers of neuroinflammation and clinical indices of neurodegeneration, the causal relationship between these two phenomena, and the identification of biomarkers capable of measuring neuroinflammation in vivo, as well as of tracking its course over time, for prognosis and monitoring of effects of disease-modifying therapies.
You are warmly invited to submit original research and review articles related to any of these aspects.
Dr. Antonella Scorziello
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- neurodegenerative disorders
- neuronal death
- cellular homeostasis
- calcium homeostasis
- oxidative stress
- microglial cells
- magnetic resonance imaging
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- multiple sclerosis
- traumatic brain injury
- metabolic dysfunction
- diagnostic and therapeutical approaches