Neural Plasticity

Homeostatic Plasticity in the Nervous System


Publishing date
13 Apr 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Oct 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5230, USA

2The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8610, USA


Homeostatic Plasticity in the Nervous System

Description

The maintenance of a stable internal state is of fundamental importance for all organisms. In the nervous system in particular, multiple levels of homeostatic regulation have been identified. Neurons can preserve their excitability in a functional dynamic range by adjusting their intrinsic properties and the strength of their synapses in a cell-autonomous manner. Circuits are thought to maintain a balanced level of activity by complex rewiring of connectivity between different neuron types. At the systems level, the interaction between cell-autonomous and circuit mechanisms may preserve stable sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. Homeostatic mechanisms endow neural circuits with the ability to maintain flexibility and respond to perturbations due to growth and development, changes in environmental stimuli, and shifts in cognitive activity.

We invite authors to submit original articles as well as review articles discussing recent advancement in the homeostatic regulation of brain function. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellular and synaptic mechanisms of neuronal homeostasis
  • Excitation, inhibition, and homeostasis at the circuit level
  • Stability and flexibility of neural network function
  • Theoretical studies of network stability
  • Pathological disruption of neuron and network stability

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 913472
  • - Editorial

Homeostatic Plasticity in the Nervous System

Arianna Maffei | Dirk Bucher | Alfredo Fontanini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 718203
  • - Review Article

Wherefore Art Thou, Homeo(stasis)? Functional Diversity in Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity

Bridget N. Queenan | Kea Joo Lee | Daniel T. S. Pak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 825364
  • - Review Article

AMPA Receptor Trafficking in Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity: Functional Molecules and Signaling Cascades

Guan Wang | James Gilbert | Heng-Ye Man
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 415250
  • - Review Article

Time to Be SHY? Some Comments on Sleep and Synaptic Homeostasis

Giulio Tononi | Chiara Cirelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 264378
  • - Review Article

Erasing Synapses in Sleep: Is It Time to Be SHY?

Marcos Gabriel Frank
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 805830
  • - Review Article

GABA Metabolism and Transport: Effects on Synaptic Efficacy

Fabian C. Roth | Andreas Draguhn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 426437
  • - Research Article

Modulation of CREB in the Dorsal Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Dark-Reared Mice

Thomas E. Krahe | Tania A. Seabrook | ... | William Guido
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