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Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms and Pharmacological Targeting of 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 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Sergei B. Seredenin
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Guest Editor
Federal State Budgetary Institution «Research Zakusov Institute of Pharmacology, Moscow, Russia
Interests: neuropsychopharmacology; anxyolitics; neurodegenerative diseases; depression
Prof. Dr. Tatiana A. Gudasheva
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Guest Editor
Federal State Budgetary Institution «Research Zakusov Institute of Pharmacology, Moscow, Russia
Interests: medicinal chemistry; peptidomimetics; drug-based peptide design; dipeptide drugs; neuropeptide; neurotrophine
Dr. Yulia V. Vakhitova
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Guest Editor
Federal State Budgetary Institution «Research Zakusov Institute of Pharmacology, Moscow, Russia
Interests: neuropharmacology; neurotrophine; signaling pathways; molecular mechanisms of action

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The complex pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as the consequences of acute or chronic ischemic brain injury, age-dependent cognitive deficiency and neurological disorders caused by or associated with COVID-19 infection, generally involves damage of neurons and glial cells, synaptic dysfunction and a decrease in neuroplasticity. The molecular mechanisms behind those alterations are related to disturbances in signaling processes at the level of cell surface receptors, intracellular signal transduction cascades, excitotoxicity, epigenetic changes, impaired bioenergetics and imbalance of pro- and antioxidant functions, neuroinflammation, improper protein folding and aggregation.

In this Special Issue, we welcome original research and review papers that address new approaches to the pharmacological regulation of neuroprotection that target receptors, including tyrosine kinase receptors, and intracellular signaling pathways, which enhance neuroplasticity. Additionally, authors are welcome to submit articles discussing current studies regarding the regulation of endogenous protective mechanisms, such as production of neurosteroids, hypoxia response mechanisms and chaperones’ functions. Special attention to original synthetic small molecules, monoclonal antibodies and peptidomimetics, which affect the neuroprotective pathways will be also paid.

Prof. Dr. Sergei B. Seredenin
Prof. Dr. Tatiana A. Gudasheva
Dr. Yulia V. Vakhitova
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • neuroprotection
  • Sigma1R chaperon
  • neurotrophine
  • peptidomimetics
  • neuroplasticity
  • HIF-1
  • neuroinflammation
  • glutamate dysregulation
  • epigenetics

Published Papers

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