Special Issue "GABAergic and Glycinergic Neurons"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: molecular and cellular neurobiology; behavior; neuropsychiatric disorder; animal disease model; inhibitory neuron; transgenic rodent
Interests: respiratory physiology; perinatal physiology; system neuroscience; development of neuronal network; sensory-motor control; neonatal period
Neurons are typically classified into two groups, i.e., excitatory and inhibitory neurons. Inhibitory neurons play an important role in the regulation and stabilization of network activities and are essential for a number of brain functions, such as cognition, perception, movement, and respiration. Inhibitory neurons are composed of GABAergic and glycinergic neurons, which release GABA and glycine, respectively, as neurotransmitters. GABAergic neurons are widely spread in the CNS, whereas glycinergic neurons are largely restricted to the brainstem and spinal cord. GABAergic and glycinergic neurons are scattered in their locations and thus are difficult to identify in living brain preparations. However, the recent development of tools and technologies for characterizing these neurons, such as transgenic mice, viruses, optogenetics, and DREAD (Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs), has made it easier to study these neurons.
The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together experts studying GABAergic and/or glycinergic neurons. It will present studies on (1) the structure and function of GABAergic/glycinergic neurons, (2) the development of GABAergic/glycinergic networks that involve switching from excitatory neurons to inhibitory ones, (3) new mechanisms and roles of GABAergic/glycinergic neurons in behavior, (4) diseases related to GABAergic/glycinergic neurons, and (5) research tools for investigating GABAergic/glycinergic neurons. This Special Issue will welcome original research articles focusing on GABAergic and/or glycinergic neurons and review articles discussing our current knowledge of GABAergic and/or glycinergic neurons.
Prof. Dr. Yuchio Yanagawa
Dr. Akiko Arata
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- GABAergic neuron
- glycinergic neuron
- network switching
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH - 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.
(tentative title) Molecular and cellular characterization of GABAergic and glycinergic neurons in the CNS
Department of Genetic and Behavioral Neuroscience, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi 371-8511, Japan
(tentative title) Transgenic rodents for investigating GABAergic and glycinergic neurons
Department of Molecular Anatomy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara 207, Nishihara, Okinawa 9030215, Japan.
(tentative title) Development of GABAergic and glycinergic neurons
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 20, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.
(tentative title) Glycine transporters (GLYT1 and GLYT2): From molecules to diseases
DFG Research Center for Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CNMPB), Göttingen, Germany
(tentative title) The role of inhibitory neurons in respiration using knockout mice or optogenetics
Department of Physiology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
(tentative title) GABAergic/Glycinergic neuronal networks of motor control in the perinatal period.
Queensland Brain Institute, the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia.
(tentative title) The effect of GABAergic and glycinergic transmission on development of motor neurons
J Martin Wild
Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
(Reference paper) Respiratory and telencephalic modulation of vocal motor neurons in the zebra finch.
Kendall F. Morris
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida , Tampa, Florida.
(Reference paper) Feed-forward and reciprocal inhibition for gain and phase timing control in a computational model of repetitive cough
Department of Health and Nutrition, Niigata University Health and Welfare, Japan
(Reference paper) Populations of inhibitory and excitatory interneurons in lamina II of the adult rat spinal dorsal horn revealed by a combined electrophysiological and anatomical approach