Special Issue "Modeling Neurological Disorders in Experimental Animals: New Insights and Emerging Roles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Various animal models have played a key role in neurological disorder research. The models aim to replicate various aspects of the disorders, including the genetic basis, histopathological lesions, and clinical symptoms. They provide us with improved comprehension of the etiopathogenesis, with a final goal of mechanistically constructed therapeutics which eventually lead to the modification and/or prevention of neurological disorders. Despite the vast amount of knowledge previously assimilated, researchers and the general public can still benefit from novel animal models that better recapitulate the human disease, aside from updates concerning previously established animal models, as well as new insights in the molecular mechanisms behind the disorders. This Special Issue intends to present new interesting developments in the field. Articles offering innovative insights in the multifaceted pathophysiology of neurological disorders are welcome. This Special Issue may include, but is not limited to: original research articles focusing on differential gene expression analyses of genetic models, development of new models, further characterization of established models, therapeutic studies utilizing animal models, and review articles which summarize and highlight recent advances in the field.
Prof. Dr. Changjong Moon
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- neurological disorders
- animal models
- developmental models
- genetic models
- molecular mechanisms
- genetic analysis
- drug efficacy testing