Journal of Immunology Research

Microglia in Development and Disease


Publishing date
26 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Zoology and Immunobiology Lab, Panihati Mahavidyalaya (West Bengal State University), Sodepur, Kolkata, India

2Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida College of Medicine and McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL, USA

3Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Experimental Neurology Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

4National Brain Research Center, Haryana, Manesar, India


Microglia in Development and Disease

Description

Microglia are unique glial cells that exercise both CNS housekeeping and defense functions against any pathophysiological anomalies in brain. In spite of being nonneuroectodermal in origin they become an integral constituent of CNS tissue from embryonic days, an extremely responsive sensor of CNS microenvironment, and probably possess the most versatile range of functions in CNS development, maintenance, and disease. Microglia/brain macrophages are of interest to both immunologists and neurobiologists for their peculiar range of functional ability. We have experienced an explosion of research in the field of Neuroimmunology in last two decades where microglia takes a central part. The priority areas were identified mainly to designate microglial cellular lineage/identity, morphofunctional relationships, and immune functions in various disease conditions. Simultaneously, a considerable number of works also indicate the cells' important trophic functions in brain. Microglial cells contain wide range of functional flexibilities possessing immune significance. However, many of the areas related to microglia/brain macrophages have serious gaps and shortage of understanding despite constant advances in recent years.

We invite investigators to submit original research articles as well as review articles in various current aspects of microglial research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The organization and function of microglia/myelomonocytic lineage cells from embryonic to adult brain
  • Recent advancements in imaging, cell tracking, and identification protocols used in microglial research
  • Microglia in CNS infection
  • Microglia in neurodegeneration
  • Microglia in brain tumor
  • Microglia in Stroke and traumatic brain injury
  • Microglia as potential vehicle or mediator in drug research and clinical trials

According to the scope of this journal authors are requested to emphasize on the immunologically relevant aspects of the above mentioned topics.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/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/jir/microg/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 736459
  • - Editorial

Microglia in Development and Disease

Anirban Ghosh | Wolfgang J. Streit | ... | Anirban Basu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 914104
  • - Review Article

The Role of Microglia and Matrix Metalloproteinases Involvement in Neuroinflammation and Gliomas

Helen Könnecke | Ingo Bechmann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 285246
  • - Review Article

The Controversial Role of Microglia in Malignant Gliomas

Jun Wei | Konrad Gabrusiewicz | Amy Heimberger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 274019
  • - Review Article

The Leech Nervous System: A Valuable Model to Study the Microglia Involvement in Regenerative Processes

Françoise Le Marrec-Croq | Francesco Drago | ... | Christophe Lefebvre
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 264124
  • - Review Article

Microglia and Macrophages in Malignant Gliomas: Recent Discoveries and Implications for Promising Therapies

Anna Carolina Carvalho da Fonseca | Behnam Badie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 510396
  • - Research Article

Microglia Play a Major Role in Direct Viral-Induced Demyelination

Dhriti Chatterjee | Kaushiki Biswas | ... | Jayasri Das Sarma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 208093
  • - Review Article

Role of Microglia in CNS Autoimmunity

Tobias Goldmann | Marco Prinz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 948976
  • - Review Article

The Benefits and Detriments of Macrophages/Microglia in Models of Multiple Sclerosis

Khalil S. Rawji | V. Wee Yong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 901420
  • - Research Article

Different Peripheral Tissue Injury Induces Differential Phenotypic Changes of Spinal Activated Microglia

Kai Li | Yong-Hui Tan | ... | Kai-Yuan Fu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 186872
  • - Review Article

Involvement of MicroRNA in Microglia-Mediated Immune Response

J. Guedes | A. L. C. Cardoso | M. C. Pedroso de Lima
Journal of Immunology Research
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