Early Adversity and the Immune Hypothesis: Call for a Dialogue between Basic and Clinical Neuroscience

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Arie Kaffman
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Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06517, USA
Interests: early adversity; microglia; neuroinflammation; microbiome; psychopathology
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Dr. Kate Ryan Kuhlman
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Department of Psychological Science, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Interests: early adversity; systemic inflammation; developmental psychopathology; adolescence; depression
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Dr. Bridget L. Callaghan
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Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Interests: early adversity; microglia; neuroinflammation; microbiome; psychopathology
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Dr. Christine Heim
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Institute of Medical Psychology, Charité—Universitätsmedizin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Interests: early adversity; microglia; neuroinflammation; microbiome; psychopathology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A growing body of work has implicated the immune system in mediating key developmental, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes associated with early adversity. In this Special Issue, we seek input from preclinical and clinical researchers to assess current progress, challenges, and unresolved questions. Topics of particular interest include ways to improve cross talk between preclinical and clinical studies, the unbiased search for peripheral and central immune mediators (beyond cytokines), advantages and limitations of current animal models, the gut microbiome and brain–blood barrier dysregulation as potential key players, sex differences, imaging microglial activity and neuroinflammation, and therapeutic implications.

Dr. Arie Kaffman
Dr. Kate Ryan Kuhlman
Dr. Bridget L. Callaghan
Dr. Christine Heim
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Keywords

  • early adversity
  • microglia
  • neuroinflammation
  • microbiome
  • psychopathology

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