Special Issue "Advance in Neuron-Glia Interaction: From Brain-Physiology To-Pathology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 15966
Interests: developmental neurobiology; astrocyte biology; neuron-astrocyte interaction; synaptogenesis; neural circuit formation and function; glia–glia interactions
Glial cells comprise the majority of the cells in the mammalian brain and have long been considered mere support cells to neurons in the formation and function of neural circuits. Astrocytes provide metabolic support to neurons, clear out excess neurotransmitters, and help to form the blood–brain barrier; oligodendrocytes myelinate axons to facilitate efficient neurotransmission; and microglia constantly survey the microenvironment to maintain brain homeostasis. Altered glial cell structure and function (also known as gliosis) is one of the hallmarks of neuropathologies and a potential target for new therapies, yet our understanding of the extent of complex glial–neuron interactions remains limited. Recent developments of innovative molecular, cellular, and genetic tools have greatly advanced our understanding of the dynamic interactions between neuron and glial cells underlying neural circuit formation and function. In this Special Issue, we will bring the advances of our understanding of neuron–astrocyte, neuron–microglia, neuron–oligodendrocyte, and glia–glia interaction studies regulating various aspects of brain development, function, and pathology.
Dr. Sandeep Singh
Dr. Nicholas Elwood Johnson
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