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Special Issue "The Molecular Brain and Its Health"

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: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Leo Veenman
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Guest Editor
Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche,Via Nicolò Putignani, 178, 70122 - Bari, Italy
Interests: drug development; brain disease and injury; mitochondrial function; genomics/non-genomics
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Special Issue Information

    Studies to date indicate that the efficacious curation of brain damage, in particular neurodegeneration due to brain disease and brain injury, appears to depend on the multifaceted effects of the individual promising agents in question. To list the targets of such modulatory effects: inflammatory and/or immune response mechanisms of microglia cells; interactions between astrocytes and neurons serving to maintain the homeostatic equilibrium of the brain; oligodendritic functions serving to maintain efficient signaling from neuron to neuron; endothelial cell states underlying proper blood–brain barrier function, and even brain vascular function; programmed cell death pathways of the various cell types; regulation of stem cell activity; regeneration and wound healing.   
    This Special Issue on “The Molecular Brain and its Health” aims to gather papers addressing the abovementioned topics, in particular the underlying molecular biological mechanisms affected by the curative agents in question. Obviously, each stipulated effect in and by itself presents its own complexity. Thus, we hope that this Special Issue can bring together these singular molecular biological mechanisms. As research progresses, computational approaches also integrate the various functional pathways that will become important to conceive.


Dr. Leo Veenman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Drug development

Brain disease and injury


Mitochondrial function





Endothelial Cells

Molecular biological mechanisms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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