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Neuroinflammation in Cerebral Injury

Submission deadline: 30 October 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Yanqiang Wang
    Department of NeurologyⅡ, The Affiliated Hospital of Wei Fang Medical University, Weifang, Shandong, China
    Interests: Pathogenesis and protection of ischemic brain injury
  • Hua Liu, PhD
    Molecular Biomedical Imaging Laboratory Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Interests: cerebrovascular disease; neuroimmunity; neuroapoptosis and degeneration; molecular image
  • Hongjun Wang, PhD
    College of Anesthesia, Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
    Interests: Cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury and neuroprotection
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neuroinflammation is a major component of central nervous system injuries and neurological diseases, including stroke. The activation of immune cells such as microglia and astrocytes at the damage site causes the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In the acute phase, neuroinflammatory cascades lead to apoptosis, cell death and pyroptosis, while in later stages these pathways support tissue repair and functional recovery. The ability to control the activation of glial cells and their neuroinflammatory responses has therefore been considered a potential therapeutic strategy for treating neuroinflammatory diseases.  Despite increased scientific attention, the mechanisms of neuroinflammation in cerebral injury are not fully understood due to their complicated and multi-level nature. Following a stroke, neuroinflammation promotes further injury and cell death, but also promotes recovery. Proinflammatory signals from immune mediators activate resident cells and influence the infiltration of inflammatory cells, including neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and T cells into the ischemic region, thus exacerbating brain damage. For this special topic, we welcome authors from any related basic or clinical field to contribute their original research. These should help to elucidate different neuroinflammation mechanisms in cerebral injury using diverse scientific methods. The main goal of this special issue is therefore to provide the reader with a wide overview of current knowledge in the field of neuroinflammation in cerebral injury. Animal models and clinical experimental procedures may be used to explore novel mechanisms of neuroprotection. Original research reports, review articles, communications and perspectives in all areas pertinent to this topic are welcome.

Yanqiang Wang, Hua Liu and Hongjun Wang
Guest Editors

neuroimmune inflammation
cerebral injury
cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury
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