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Special Issue "Molecular Pathogenesis of Neurodegeneration: From Fish to Human"

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 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Hideaki Matsui
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Guest Editor
Department of Neuroscience of Disease, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata 951-8585, Japan
Interests: Neurodegeneration; Parkinson's disease; Aging; Zebrafish; Medaka; Neuroscience; Autism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurodegeneration is the progressive loss of neurons. Neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease, triplet repeat diseases, Prion disease and multiple sclerosis. The number of patients is increasing and increasing due to the elongation of human life span. Researchers have long studied the mechanisms of these diseases, but the mechanisms are still largely unknown. This Special Issue focuses on molecular mechanisms contributing to the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases using small fish, relatively new animal models in the life sciences. Small fish including zebrafish and medaka possess unique properties for use as model animals, and this Special Issue will show the potential of using small fish for unveiling the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. Original manuscripts and reviews dealing with the molecular pathogenesis of neurodegeneration using small fish are very welcome from outstanding experts on the topic.

Prof. Dr. Hideaki Matsui
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • zebrafish
  • medaka
  • neurodegeneration
  • neurological disease

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