About this Research Topic
Our Research Topic aims to bring together cutting-edge knowledge on environmental pollution-induced neurotoxicity, which seems to be intimately associated with glial cells behavior. This problem currently affects million people worldwide, representing a challenge to health systems and an economic burden in a global scale. Thus, unraveling glial roles in pollutant-induced intoxication could clarify the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurotoxicity and guide targeted therapeutic strategies to mitigate the problem around the world.
In this Research Topic, we welcome submission of Original Research, Review, Methods and Perspective papers covering the following sub-topics, but not limited to:
• In vivo and /or in vitro studies reporting glial cell roles in heavy metals, pesticides and other pollutants intoxication
• Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying glial cell responses to xenobiotics neurotoxicity
• Neuroprotective roles of glial cells under xenobiotics neurotoxicity
• Deleterious roles of glial cells under xenobiotics neurotoxicity (i.e., related to loss of functions or gain of maladaptive ones)
• Epidemiological studies using glia-related markers in exposed populations
• Use of glia-related markers in diagnosis of intoxication
• Systematic reviews on glia and pollution
Keywords: pollution, glia, intoxication, heavy metals, pesticides, xenobiotics, neurotoxicity
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