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Special Issue "Pathomechanism of Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection"

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. Masaru Tanaka
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology , Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Interests: antidepressant-like; anti-anxiety-like and cognitive effects of neuropeptides; hormones; kynurenine metabolites and their analogues; psychiatry; neurology; depression; anxiety; dementia; cognition; antidepressant; neuropeptides; neurohormones; tryptophan
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Prof. Dr. László Vécsei
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Guest Editor
1. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Center, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary<br/>2. MTA-SZTE Neuroscience Research Group, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Interests: neurology; headache; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; kynurenines; neurotransmission

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurodegeneration is a common underlying pathomechanism in a wide range of neurologic diseases and psychiatric disorders which develop through polygenic interaction, multifactorial causative factors, and heterogenous pathogenesis. The neurologic diseases which manifest the neurodegeneration include Alzheimer’s diseases, Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateralsclerosis, Huntington’s disease etc. while psychiatric disorders include depressive disorder, substance abuse disorder, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, somatic symptom disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. Endogenous neuroprotective mechanisms play a crucial role in prodromal and remitting stages, preventing the onset and the exacerbation of the illness. Exogenous neuroprotective agents are under extensive investigation in attempt to intervene the course of neurodegenerative process to complement the endogenous neuroprotective operations and/or to counteract the neurodegenerative progression.

The Special Issue highlights the latest advance in research on pathomechanism, neurodegeneration, and neuroprotection, exploring novel interventional strategies in neurologic diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders.

We cordially invite authors to contribute original research articles focusing on, but not limited to the following:

  • Etiology, pathogenesis, and progression mechanism in neurodegeneration;
  • Early diagnosis including biomarker, bio-imaging, biosensors;
  • Prophylactic, disease-modifying, and therapeutic strategies, novel targets;
  • Novel drug discovery and development, naturally driven biomedicines, natural bioactive molecules, vaccines;
  • Nanobiotechnology, nanosimilars, nanobiosimilars;
  • Preclinical in vitro models, animal models, alternative methods;
  • Bench-to-bedside translation research;
  • Bedside-to-bench translational research.

Comprehensive review and research articles are also welcome.

Dr. Masaru Tanaka
Prof. Dr. László Vécsei
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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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