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Special Issue "Neurobiology of Aging and Aging-Related Disorders"

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 Editors

Dr. Livia D’Angelo
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: central nervous system; animal models; vertebrates; neuropeptides; neurohistology; brain aging
Dr. Paolo de Girolamo
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, 80137 Naples, Italy
Interests: anatomy; teleost fish; neuropeptides; central and peripheral nervous system; animal models
Prof. Dr. María Trinidad Herrero
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: anatomy, ageing, psycobiology, animal models, motor control, gene therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Brain ageing is a complex process of all vertebrate organisms and is influenced by systemic, genetic, and environmental factors. In course of ageing, the brain undergoes general morpho-physiological changes that include shrinkage of brain mass and myelin, decline of synaptic connections, and decreased neurotransmitter release. These modifications are associated with cognitive decline in information processing speed, memory, reasoning, and executive function, in addition to decreased well-being and increased symptoms of low mood. Furthermore, ageing is one of the major contributing factors for neurodegenerations and other brain diseases. Much of what we know about the impact of ageing on brain comes from model organisms (either vertebrate and invertebrates), which have been instrumental to identify factors that cause and modulate the ageing process. In this collection, we aim to address various aspects of the neurobiology of ageing and ageing related disorders, including a) new experimental approaches to modulate the ageing process with consequences on brain morpho-physiology; b) the identification of genetic and environmental factors related to brain ageing; and c) new imaging techniques and bioinformatics approaches to detect changes in the brain during ageing.

Dr. Livia D’Angelo
Dr. Paolo de Girolamo
Prof. Dr. María Trinidad Herrero
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • brain ageing
  • gerontology
  • animal models
  • neurodegeneration

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