Special Issue "Changes Produced by Viruses and Bacteria on the Nervous System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: inflammation; oxidative stress; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental diseases; cell death; behaviour changes; neurons; glia
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In the last decade, many studies on how viruses and bacteria act on the nervous system have been published. These actions produce changes in the functionality and physiology of brain cells that increase neurodegeneration and affect neurodevelopment. The pathogenesis of viral and bacterial infections is complex and involves the activation of the mononuclear phagocytic system, the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors, endothelial dysfunction, alterations in the innate and adaptive immune systems, direct organ and endothelial damage from unrestrained viral and bacterial replication late in infection, and coagulopathy. We invite you to submit your latest research findings or a review article to this Special Issue, entitled “Changes Produced by Viruses and Bacteria in the Nervous System”, which we hope will bring together current research on the effects of viruses and bacteria on the nervous system. We welcome submissions concerning all aspects of changes in the nervous system produced by viruses and bacteria. We hope that this Special Issue will help highlight the most recent advances in our understanding of how viruses and bacteria act on the nervous system.
We look forward to your contribution.
Prof. Dr. Soraya L. Valles
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nervous system
- oxidative stress
- endothelial dysfunction
- innate immune system
- adaptive immune system
- viral and bacterial replication