Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Traditional Medicine for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases


Publishing date
02 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Dec 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Pharmacolgy, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, China

2Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Beijing, China

3School of Pharmaceutical Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand


Traditional Medicine for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Description

Neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) such as Alzheimer disease (AD), Parkinson disease (PD), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease (HD), and multiple sclerosis (MS) are one of the leading causes of death all over the world. Traditional medicines (TM), including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, usually have good safety profiles and are widely used in alleviating common clinical disorders, including NDD. Recently elucidating the mechanisms of AD, PD, and other disorders at the molecular levels has advanced the rationale use and investigations of the mechanisms of action of these traditional medicines.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will promote the continuing efforts to further evaluate the effects and the potential usefulness of TM, including their active compounds, with sufficient levels of specificity and efficacy, especially mechanisms underlying AD, PD, and other types of NDD. We are particularly interested in articles clarifying the novel possible targets of traditional medicine for NDD by using both in vitro and in vivo tests in preclinical studies. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • New trends of TM for NDD
  • Basic theories and experimental research of TM for NDD
  • Advance of research on NDD treatment or prevention by TM
  • Development and testing of novel and effective compounds or composition derived from TM for NDD
  • Application of modern science and technology to NDD prevention and therapy research on TM
  • Investigation of mechanisms of action of TM to prevent NDD in cellular or animal models
  • Crossed-discipline research of the thinking and methods of NDD prevention and therapy with TM
  • Toxicological studies and safety evaluation of TM used for NDD treatment

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/ndd/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 169821
  • - Editorial

Traditional Medicine for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Chun Fu Wu | Wenxia Zhou | ... | Jing Yu Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 969342
  • - Research Article

Xanthoceraside Ameliorates Mitochondrial Dysfunction Contributing to the Improvement of Learning and Memory Impairment in Mice with Intracerebroventricular Injection of A 1-42

Xue-Fei Ji | Tian-Yan Chi | ... | Li-Bo Zou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 913687
  • - Research Article

Shen-Zhi-Ling Oral Liquid Improves Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease

Weidong Pan | Qiudong Wang | ... | Yoshiharu Yamamoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 524650
  • - Research Article

A Platform for Screening Potential Anticholinesterase Fractions and Components Obtained from Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Yu Sun | Ying Peng | ... | Shao-Jiang Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 967462
  • - Review Article

Evaluation of Traditional Medicines for Neurodegenerative Diseases Using Drosophila Models

Soojin Lee | Se Min Bang | ... | Kyoung Sang Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 368598
  • - Research Article

GBE50 Attenuates Inflammatory Response by Inhibiting the p38 MAPK and NF-κB Pathways in LPS-Stimulated Microglial Cells

Gai-ying He | Chong-gang Yuan | ... | Zhi-xiong Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 327294
  • - Research Article

Danggui-Shaoyao-San Improves Learning and Memory in Female SAMP8 via Modulation of Estradiol

Yan Huang | Zeng-yao Hu | ... | Yong-xiang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 392324
  • - Research Article

Memory-Enhancing Effects of the Crude Extract of Polygala tenuifolia on Aged Mice

Zongyang Li | Yamin Liu | ... | Tai-Ping Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 363985
  • - Review Article

Huperzine A in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia: A Meta-Analysis

Shu-huai Xing | Chun-xiao Zhu | ... | Li An
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 642128
  • - Research Article

History and Experience: A Survey of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Ping Liu | Mingwang Kong | ... | Ping Wang
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