Neural Plasticity

Microglia in Neuronal Circuits


Publishing date
30 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

2Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

3Department of Neurobiology, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 866 Yu Hang Tang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310058, China

4Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada BC V6T 2B5


Microglia in Neuronal Circuits

Description

The research on microglia in the healthy and diseased brains has gained tremendous attention in recent years. Microglia has remarkably dynamic processes, constantly surveying the microenvironment in the brain. This raises an intriguing possibility that microglia interact frequently with neurons and monitor synaptic activities. Recent studies have apparently shown that microglia may integrate into neuronal circuits to play diverse roles in neural development, behavior, and pathology. Indeed, microglia research has changed the way we think about neural plasticity and increased our understanding of brain diseases associated with abnormal microglia.

We take a particular interest in reviews that summarize the microglia-neuron communication in the normal and diseased brains. Papers dealing with the microglial-synapse interaction in developing and mature brains would be of great interest. Moreover, topics on microglia function in the normal brains as well as those on microglia dysfunction in brain disease are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Microglia and synaptic plasticity
  • Microglia and synaptic remodeling
  • Microglia and brain diseases
  • Microglia and angiogenesis
  • Microglia ion channels and receptors
  • Imaging microglia in live brains
  • Macrophages and brain/spinal cord injury

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 586426
  • - Editorial

Microglia in Neuronal Circuits

Long-Jun Wu | Beth Stevens | ... | Brian A. MacVicar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 425845
  • - Review Article

Microglia and Synapse: Interactions in Health and Neurodegeneration

Zuzana Šišková | Marie-Ève Tremblay
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 627325
  • - Review Article

Microglia: An Active Player in the Regulation of Synaptic Activity

Kyungmin Ji | Jeremy Miyauchi | Stella E. Tsirka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 945034
  • - Review Article

Managing Inflammation after Spinal Cord Injury through Manipulation of Macrophage Function

Yi Ren | Wise Young
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 587418
  • - Review Article

Microglial Ion Channels as Potential Targets for Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease

Jason R. Richardson | Muhammad M. Hossain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 429815
  • - Review Article

Microglia Control Neuronal Network Excitability via BDNF Signalling

Francesco Ferrini | Yves De Koninck
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 456857
  • - Review Article

Bidirectional Microglia-Neuron Communication in the Healthy Brain

Ukpong B. Eyo | Long-Jun Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 753656
  • - Review Article

Microglia and Spinal Cord Synaptic Plasticity in Persistent Pain

Sarah Taves | Temugin Berta | ... | Ru-Rong Ji
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