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Special Issue "Role of Natural Compounds in Neurological Diseases"

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 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Mollace
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Institute of Research for Food Safety & Health (IRC-FSH), University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: Neurological diseases; Neurodegeneration; Natural compounds; Poliphenols; Reactive Oxygen Species; Apoptosis; Autophagy; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Blood Brain Barrier; Endothelium involvement
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Dr. Stefania Bulotta
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Department of Health Sciences, "Magna Graecia" University of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: Neurological diseases; Neurodegeneration; Natural compounds; Poliphenols; Reactive Oxygen Species; Apoptosis; Autophagy; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Blood Brain Barrier; Endothelium involvement
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Prof. Dr. Rosaria Arcone
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Department of Scienze Motorie, University “Parthenope” of Naples, Naples, Italy
CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnology, S.C. a R.L Naples, Naples, Italy
Interests: Neurological diseases; Neurodegeneration; Natural compounds; Poliphenols; Reactive Oxygen Species; Apoptosis; Autophagy; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Blood Brain Barrier; Endothelium involvement
Dr. Jessica Maiuolo
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IRC-FSH Department of Health Sciences, University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: blood brain barrier; neurodegenerative diseases; cellular biology and pharmacology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system that can impair the functioning of brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, autonomous nervous system, nerve roots, and neuromuscular plaque. The main causes can be many: (a) diseases due to gene alteration; (b) degenerative diseases characterized by the progressive loss of populations of selectively vulnerable neurons; (c) diseases of blood vessels which may cause brain bleeding; (d) diseases due to problems in the development of the nervous system; (e) disorders due to injury to the spinal cord or brain; (f) convulsive disorders; (g) brain tumors; and (h) more or less severe infections. Recently, increasing evidence has suggested that good control of nutritional balance (with particular regard to the supply of micronutrients and nutraceuticals) in patients with neurological diseases leads to a significant improvement in the symptoms and consequences of these pathologies. In addition, many studies have examined the interaction between nutrients and their synergistic effects on the brain. The Mediterranean diet has been a “winning strategy” for maintaining health, and much experimental evidence has shown a close correlation between the Mediterranean diet and the best overall cognition and episodic memory, lower risk of cognitive impairment, and neurodegenerative diseases. The articles included in this Special Issue should specifically discuss these topics highlighting the close connection between neurological disorders and the use of natural compounds. In this respect, it would be desirable that authors also describe biochemical and biomolecular mechanisms.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Mollace
Dr. Stefania Bulotta
Prof. Dr. Rosaria Arcone
Dr. Jessica Maiuolo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • neurological diseases
  • neurodegeneration
  • natural compounds
  • polyphenols
  • reactive oxygen species
  • apoptosis
  • autophagy
  • mitochondria
  • endoplasmic reticulum
  • blood–brain barrier
  • endothelium involvement
  • inflammation
  • cytokine storm
  • chemokine
  • leukocytes
  • leukocyte infiltration
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • huntington’s disease
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • neurodegenerative diseases

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