Special Issue "The Central Nervous System Barriers in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 7189
Interests: blood-brain barrier; immune cells; multiple sclerosis; experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis; two-photon microscopy; B cells; T cells; dendritic cells; macrophages; astrocytes; microglia; oligodendrocytes; neurons; central nervous system; autoimmune disease; ion channels; calcium signaling
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Special Issue in Biomolecules: New Insights into Neuroimmunology
The central nervous system (CNS) is protected by different barriers that allow its development, maintain its homeostasis, and play a predominant role during diseases. These barriers can be found at the interface between the brain/spinal cord parenchyma and the lumen of blood vessels (blood-brain barrier, blood-spinal cord barrier), the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and the choroid plexus blood vessels (blood-CSF barrier), and between the CSF and the meningeal blood vessels (meningeal barrier). In addition, the blood-retinal barrier protects neuronal tissues found in the eyes and the fetal CSF-brain barrier protects the developing CNS. The complexity of these barriers has provided the medical and scientific community with many challenges over the years. Further understanding their intricacies will help on one hand prevent neuroinflammation and restore homeostasis, while, on the other hand, allow targeted access to novel therapeutic approach.
The aim of this special issue of the journal Biomolecules is to highlight biological functions and cell-cell interactions involving these CNS barriers during states of health and disease. Original research manuscripts, reviews and short communications are invited.
Dr. Marc André Lécuyer
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- CNS barriers
- therapeutic approaches