About this Research Topic
As we have known, currently, neither can aging be stopped, nor can neurodegenerative disease be cured. In addition to advancing our understanding on the mechanisms of the regulation on RNA transcription, splicing, and transportation in aging and neurodegeneration; the DNA damage repair in the mature neurons and their deficiency in neurodegeneration, this Research Topic may provide insights into potential therapeutic targets and contribute knowledge and ideas to develop methods for treatment.
This Research Topic welcomes any original research article, short report, review, and mini review regarding, but not limited to, the following research aspects:
• The regulation on RNA transcription, splicing and transportation in aging and neurodegeneration
• The molecular mechanisms of DNA damage repair in the mature neurons and their deficiency in both nuclei and mitochondria, in aging and neurodegeneration
• The mechanism of assembly and disassembly of RNA metabolism regulators on stress granules, and the consequent formation of pathological aggregation and inclusion bodies
• The involvement of DNA/RNA binding proteins in the formation and dissolving R-Loop as well as the repair of the DNA damage caused by which
• The signaling pathways that dysregulated RNA metabolism and DNA damage response lead to neurons death, for example, apoptosis and senescence
• RNA metabolism and DNA damage response in neuronal development
Keywords: RNA metabolism, DNA damage response, RNA binding proteins, Aging, Neurodegeneration
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