Neural Plasticity

Postinjury Neuroplasticity in Central Neural Networks


Publishing date
07 Aug 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Mar 2015

Lead Editor

1Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

3Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

4University of California, San Francisco, USA

5Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea


Postinjury Neuroplasticity in Central Neural Networks

Description

Trauma, ischemia, or degenerative disorders can damage neuronal cell bodies, axons, or synapses in the complex circuitry of the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS possesses plasticity to respond to injury to the peripheral nerves, spinal cord, or brain. Although the capacity of central neurons to be regenerated is limited, extensive changes in neural circuitry can occur in the CNS after injury, reflecting neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity can modify the functions of the CNS including the brain and spinal cord, thereby providing opportunities for improving the limited ability of the CNS to recover from functional deficits. Axonal sprouting of surviving neurons, new synapse formation, and factors produced by neurons and glia help to reestablish the neural networks and functions. Furthermore, a variety of strategies to manipulate the neuroplasticity may be beneficial to improve functional recovery.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that cover the field of neuroplastic changes in the CNS after injury and functional recovery.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular and cellular mechanistic understanding of postinjury plasticity
  • Gene expression profiling and proteomic analysis of neuroplasticity after injury
  • Connectomic understanding of changes in central neural networks after injury
  • Contribution of peripheral injury to central plasticity
  • Neural engineering to modulate injury-induced plastic changes
  • Biomedical techniques for objective and quantitative studies on neuroplasticity

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 857085
  • - Editorial

Postinjury Neuroplasticity in Central Neural Networks

Bae Hwan Lee | Tae-Hong Lim | ... | Yong Jeong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 186385
  • - Research Article

Acute Putrescine Supplementation with Schwann Cell Implantation Improves Sensory and Serotonergic Axon Growth and Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord Injured Rats

J. Bryan Iorgulescu | Samik P. Patel | ... | Damien D. Pearse
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 630932
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Trial of Human Fetal Brain-Derived Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Transplantation in Patients with Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Ji Cheol Shin | Keung Nyun Kim | ... | Kook In Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 830871
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Recovery after Acquired Brain Injury in Animal Models: A Systematic Review

Elise Wogensen | Hana Malá | Jesper Mogensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 549671
  • - Research Article

Spinal Cord Hemisection Facilitates Aromatic L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase Cells to Produce Serotonin in the Subchronic but Not the Chronic Phase

Bushra Azam | Jacob Wienecke | ... | Mengliang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 438319
  • - Research Article

Contralateral Metabolic Activation Related to Plastic Changes in the Spinal Cord after Peripheral Nerve Injury in Rats

Ran Won | Bae Hwan Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 309546
  • - Research Article

Cortical Excitability Measured with nTMS and MEG during Stroke Recovery

Jyrki P. Mäkelä | Pantelis Lioumis | ... | Satu Mustanoja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 293423
  • - Research Article

Reactive Oxygen Species Donors Increase the Responsiveness of Dorsal Horn Neurons and Induce Mechanical Hyperalgesia in Rats

Hee Young Kim | Inhyung Lee | ... | Hee Kee Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 601767
  • - Research Article

Plasticity-Related PKMζ Signaling in the Insular Cortex Is Involved in the Modulation of Neuropathic Pain after Nerve Injury

Jeongsoo Han | Minjee Kwon | ... | Bae Hwan Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 924728
  • - Research Article

Modulation of Spinal GABAergic Inhibition and Mechanical Hypersensitivity following Chronic Compression of Dorsal Root Ganglion in the Rat

Moon Chul Lee | Taick Sang Nam | ... | Joong Woo Leem
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