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Special Issue "Glial Cells in Central Nervous System (CNS) Pathology and Repair"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Enrica Boda

Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini, Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, University of Turin, Italy
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Interests: oligodendroglia; neural progenitors; de-/dis-myelinating diseases; neurodevelopmental disorders
Guest Editor
Dr. Rosa C. Paolicelli

Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: microglia; neurodegeneration; synapse loss

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurological and psychiatric disorders have long been interpreted as the exclusive result of neuronal loss or dysfunction. However, over the past decades, considerable progress has been achieved in understanding the pivotal role of glial cells in the initiation and progression of CNS pathologies. Furthermore, recent evidence indicates that glia can be also critically involved in the protection and, possibly, repair of the diseased brain, thus providing novel cellular targets for the design of therapeutic strategies. This Special Issue aims at presenting recent preclinical and clinical findings implicating glial cells (i.e. astrocytes, microglia, oligodendroglia and pericytes) in the pathogenesis and outcome of neuropathologies, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis stroke, epilepsy, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, rare and orphan diseases, brain tumors and brain aging. Both original papers and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Enrica Boda
Dr. Rosa C. Paolicelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Glia
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Neuroprotection
  • Brain repair

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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