Special Issue "The Relationship between Cellular Metabolism and Electrical Activity in Neurones"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2021) | Viewed by 275

Special Issue Editor

Division of Neurobiology, Department Biology II, Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU), D-82152 Planegg, Germany
Interests: cellular neuroenergetics; mammalian auditory system; gonadal channels and neurotransmitters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce this Special Issue of Metabolites focusing on the interplay between neuronal metabolism and activity. The high energetic demand of the brain is well accepted, and neuronal metabolic processes are the basis for functional brain imaging. Therefore, studies linking cellular neuroenergetics to electrical activity represent an invaluable contribution to the field. With this announcement, we ask especially for manuscripts combining recordings of neuronal activity and monitoring of metabolic alterations. In particular, studies using autofluorescence imaging of NADH (and/or FAD), FRET imaging of ATP and nutrients (e.g., glucose), as well as monitoring of oxygen concentrations are within the scope of this Special Issue. We encourage the submission of contributions dealing with mechanistic details of the interaction between neuronal metabolism and activity, as well as with the role of astrocytes. We would like to invite scientists studying cellular neuroenergetics both in vitro and in vivo and welcome studies expanding the interpretation of their experimental findings by computational models. The Special Issue we have in mind will be a mixture of original research and review articles.

Dr. Lars Kunz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ATP
  • Oxidative phosphorylation
  • Glycolysis
  • Neuronal firing
  • Neuroenergetics
  • Brain metabolism

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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