Neural Plasticity

Neurological Disorders Related Neuronal Network Impairment: Function and Mechanism


Publishing date
04 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1Bio-X Institutes, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

2University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Okinawa, Nishihara 903-0215, Japan

3Institutes of Brain Science and State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China


Neurological Disorders Related Neuronal Network Impairment: Function and Mechanism

Description

Structural and functional neuronal networks provide the physiological basis for information processing and mental representations. Complex neurological disorders are characterized by structural and functional abnormalities in multiple brain areas involving several distinct brain systems. Recent advances in biology and medicine point to altered brain connectivity as a key feature of their pathophysiology. Knowledge and understanding of these deficits of neuronal networks have led to the development of animal models, successful therapies, and novel tools to characterize these clinical conditions and provide better care for patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that provide novel insights into dysfunctional brain architecture in neurological disorders. We are particularly interested in articles that explore aspects of synaptic plasticity, brain network functions, and activities in humans and also in animal models of neurological diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal synaptic plasticity in neurological diseases
  • Abnormal oscillations in neurological diseases
  • Neuronal circuit basis of neurological diseases
  • Role of inflammation in neurological and psychiatric diseases

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/submit/journals/np/nrn/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 945078
  • - Editorial

Neurological Disorders Related Neuronal Network Impairment: Function and Mechanism

Sheng-tian Li | Yun Wang | Masayuki Matsushita
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 163908
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Early-Life Predator Stress on Anxiety- and Depression-Like Behaviors of Adult Rats

Lu-jing Chen | Bing-qing Shen | ... | Sheng-tian Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 786985
  • - Research Article

Reduced Renshaw Recurrent Inhibition after Neonatal Sciatic Nerve Crush in Rats

Liang Shu | Jingjing Su | ... | Jianren Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 675128
  • - Research Article

Involvement of Thalamus in Initiation of Epileptic Seizures Induced by Pilocarpine in Mice

Yong-Hua Li | Jia-Jia Li | ... | Pu-Ming Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 310146
  • - Research Article

Downregulated GABA and BDNF-TrkB Pathway in Chronic Cyclothiazide Seizure Model

Shuzhen Kong | Zhihua Cheng | ... | Yun Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 827161
  • - Research Article

Active Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II (CaMKII) Regulates NMDA Receptor Mediated Postischemic Long-Term Potentiation (i-LTP) by Promoting the Interaction between CaMKII and NMDA Receptors in Ischemia

Ning Wang | Linlin Chen | ... | Wei Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 205912
  • - Research Article

Effect of the Entorhinal Cortex on Ictal Discharges in Low-Mg2+-Induced Epileptic Hippocampal Slice Models

Ye-Jun Shi | Xin-Wei Gong | ... | Qin-Chi Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 424651
  • - Review Article

Methylcobalamin: A Potential Vitamin of Pain Killer

Ming Zhang | Wenjuan Han | ... | Hui Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 130642
  • - Clinical Study

A Simple Spatial Working Memory and Attention Test on Paired Symbols Shows Developmental Deficits in Schizophrenia Patients

Wei Song | Kai Zhang | ... | Weidong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 670254
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Expression of NR2B Subunits of NMDA Receptors in the Inherited Glaucomatous DBA/2J Mouse Retina

Ling-Dan Dong | Jie Chen | ... | Zhongfeng Wang
Neural Plasticity
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate53%
Submission to final decision58 days
Acceptance to publication37 days
CiteScore6.900
Impact Factor3.093
 Submit