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Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms and Neural Correlates of General Anesthesia-2nd Edition"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Neurobiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Bernd Antkowiak
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Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Interests: Mechanisms of Anesthetic Actions; Benzodiazepines; Central Muscle Relaxants; Neuroinflammation
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rammes
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Guest Editor
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Clinik of Anesthesiology and Intensiv Care, Germany
Interests: Learning & Memory, Alzheimer, Mechanisms of Anesthetics, Anxiolytics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anesthetic agents are essential in modern medicine, allowing performance of surgery in more than 200 million human subjects every year. Besides desired actions including unconsciousness, amnesia, anti-nociception and immobility, currently administered drugs have a lengthy list of adverse effects. Expanding our knowledge of how anesthetic drugs act on a molecular and systemic level in different parts of the central nervous system, is a major source of new ideas in order to improve perioperative anaesthesia. In this respect, a key challenge is to determine which drug-receptor interactions and neural correlates contribute to clinically desired and unwanted behavioural effects. Thanks to animal models, in which targeted mutations rendered proteins insensitive to anesthetic modulation, we made significant progress in recent years. However, many questions remain unanswered, frequently including the problem of transferring knowledge from animal models to human subjects. This Special Issue is focussing on basic and translational research in the field of anesthesiology. It will feature original research, reviews and commentaries trying to open new insights into the mechanisms of anesthetic action.

Prof. Bernd Antkowiak
Prof. Gerhard Rammes
Guest Editors

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