Special Issue "Non-Coding RNA in the Nervous System"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Interests: RNA biology, human genome, plasticity, regulatory RNA, gene expression
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Non-coding RNA is now accepting submissions for a special issue on the biology of Non-coding RNA in the nervous system. The special issue is guest-edited by Professor John Mattick from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. This Special Issue will also include commissioned topical reviews written by leaders in the field.
One of the big unsolved problems in developmental biology and neuroscience is how the brain is formed and how it functions—how neurons generate and maintain connections between them, how these are lost or modified with aging or in neuropathologies like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, how the brain learns, and what goes wrong in neuropsychiatric conditions, such as autism and bipolar disorder.
The mammalian brain expresses an extraordinarily complex transcriptome, including large numbers of short and long non-coding RNAs that show very precise expression patterns. Many non-coding RNAs are implicated in chromatin organization and epigenetic processes, which are essential for development and brain function. Moreover, there has been an expansion of RNA editing and modification during cognitive evolution, especially in primates, which suggests that such processes may underlie the epigenetic plasticity of the brain.
This is the new frontier. This special issue will group together the latest advances in non-coding RNA studies related to nervous system development, function and plasticity.
We will consider Research, Methods and Review manuscripts of exceptional interest on the following topics:
- Non-coding RNAs in neural stem cell biology and neural cell differentiation
- Discovery of non-coding RNAs involved in nervous system formation and function
- Functions of non-coding RNAs in brain development and function
- Structure-function relationships of non-coding RNAs in the nervous system
- Non-coding RNAs in mental illness and neurodegeneration
- Pre-clinical and clinical studies investigating the role of ncRNA in neuropathologies
Professor John Mattick
Please use the online submission system and indicate in your covering letter that you would like to have your manuscript considered for the Special Issue "Non-coding RNA in the nervous system". If you would like to enquire about suitability of your article to this Special Issue please email your pre-submission enquiry to Professor John Mattick ([email protected]).
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Accepted papers are published online immediately after copy editing. Non-Coding RNA is an Open Access journal. There is no Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers submitted in 2018. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
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