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Special Issue "Emerging Therapies for Hereditary Ataxia"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2023 | Viewed by 3374
Special Issue Editors
Interests: neuroanatomy of cerebellar ataxia; modulators of oxidative stress; functional food
Interests: neurogenetics; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopment
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2. European Center for Brain Research, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; neurodevelopment; oxidative stress
Special Issue Information
We invite the submission of original research and review articles for a Special Issue titled “Emerging Therapies for Hereditary Ataxia”. Hereditary ataxia (HA) represents a group of genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative diseases. It can be classified by the pattern of inheritance: autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked ataxia. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage have been increasingly implicated in the pathogenesis of HA. With no cure and a reduced lifespan, HA causes motor incoordination and progressive functional disabilities in young and middle-aged populations. The lack of effective therapeutic options remains a major gap in the field. Therapy aimed at boosting antioxidant defenses is efficient in the treatment of HA. The combined use of a mitochondrial antioxidant and an iron-binding chelator is rapidly emerging as a powerful therapeutic strategy for a wide range of HAs. Stem cell transplantation may represent a new avenue for clinical research in HA. Additionally, complementary and alternative medicines could play a key role in regulating cellular metabolic processes including inflammatory signaling, mitochondrial function and lipid metabolism, therefore facilitating the process of drug development and discovery for HA. We welcome cellular models of pathology and in vivo studies that provide valuable information for all stages of biomedical research, as well as research involving human subjects in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Disease-modifying management of hereditary ataxia;
- Stem cell transplantation for hereditary ataxia;
- Dysregulation of iron metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction;
- Role of oxidative stress in hereditary ataxia;
- Future perspectives for complementary and alternative medicines.
Dr. Kah-Hui Wong
Dr. Patrícia Maciel
Dr. Piergiorgio La Rosa
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- hereditary ataxia
- movement disorder
- emerging neurotherapeutics
- complementary and alternative medicines
- secondary metabolites
- mitigation of oxidative stress
- mitochondria-targeted antioxidants