Special Issue "Glial Cells and Energy Intake: A Field That Is Gaining Weight"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: Obesity; neuroinflammation; Neuro-glia interaction; astrocytes; tanycytes; brainstem; food contaminants
Maintaining a stable body weight is a daily challenge. The worldwide ever-increasing proportion of people suffering from a nutritional imbalance points to the need for a better understanding of the mechanisms regulating energy balance. The control of body weight is complex and involves numerous factors controlling both the intake and expenditure sides of the energy balance equation. The brain contributes to the control of the energy balance by integrating information linked to nutritional status and arising from peripheral organs. So far, most research on this field has focused on neuronal signalling while the role of glial cells was poorly explored. Our view of glial cells has evolved considerably over the last decades and these cells are now recognized as partners of neurons in contributing to brain functioning. Emerging evidence also suggest a significant role for glia (astrocytes, tanycytes and microglia) in the control of energy balance. This Special Issue will be devoted to the recent advances in the role of glial cells in the regulation of energy balance, with a special emphasis on glial plasticity, transports of nutrients, neurotransmitters and hormones, glial receptors expression and responsiveness to metabolic signal, gliotransmitters release. Original research articles or review are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Denis Troadec
Dr. Bruno Lebrun
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