Ferroptosis Pathways in Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Diseases

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 139

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Neurochemistry Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry-Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 149 13th Street, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129, USA
Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; long COVID; alpha-synuclein; amyloid precursor protein (APP) and their transcripts; brain iron homeostasis; iron-responsive elements; cytokine dysregulation; ferritins; iron; neurochemistry; neuropsychiatric disorders; neurotoxicity, heavy metal toxicity to neurons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ferroptosis is a newly discovered pathway towards programmed cell death. It is caused by an excess of free intracellular iron that leads to cytotoxic lipid (hydro-) peroxidation. Ferroptosis involves various processes in biology, such as transcriptional and RNA-mediated controls of iron metabolism, lipid metabolism, oxidative stress, and biosynthesis of glutathione (GSH), as well as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is an emerging regulator of cellular resistance to oxidants, including those generated by iron-associated radicals. A growing body of evidence suggests that perturbations of iron homeostasis play a key role in the occurrence and development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and vascular dementia, which suggests that ferroptosis may be involved in regulating the progression of not only neurodegenerative but also neuropsychiatric diseases.

The Special Issue welcomes reviews, as well as original in vivo, in vitro, and preclinical research focused on the regulatory mechanism of ferroptosis and its various effects in neurodegenerative diseases, in order to provide a reference for the research on ferroptosis in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Dr. Jack T. Rogers
Guest Editor

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  • ferroptosis
  • iron
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • neurodegenerative diseases treatment
  • neuropsychiatric diseases
  • long COVID

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