Special Issue "Neurobiology Research on Neurodegenerative Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 8225
Neurodegenerative disorders (NDs) are progressive, disabling, and incurable conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. They are characterized by the gradual degeneration and loss of neurons in different areas of the brain and spinal cord. Despite intense efforts to understand the prevalence and progression of NDs, a complete picture of the complex pathophysiological mechanisms and effective treatment of these diseases are still lacking.
The etiology of ND is unclear. The following questions seem particularly important in explaining the nature of NDs: What mechanisms are common to NDs, and which are disease-specific? Does neurodegeneration start in specific, vulnerable regions of the CNS? Is it based on “spreading” aggregates of pathogenic protein to other areas, or does neurodegeneration begin simultaneously in many areas of the CNS? These and many other questions are still waiting to be answered.
For this Special Issue, authors are invited to submit both review articles summarizing the current state of knowledge about the processes underlying the emergence and progression of NDs, as well as original research articles on disease mechanisms and new or modified therapeutic strategies.
Dr. Grazyna Lietzau
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- neurodegenerative disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- movement disorders
- Lewy body disease