About this Research Topic
Over the past decades, considerable progress was achieved in understanding the role of glial cells in the progression of neural pathologies, including neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegeneration, and demyelinating pathologies. Dysfunction in glial cells associates with a variety of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, glioblastoma, autism and psychiatric disorders. It is generally acknowledged that glial cells are critical elements in neuropathology; both glial atrophy with loss of function and glial reactivity contributing to pathological process.
The role of glia in health and disease has received a great deal of attention from Chinese scientists and become an important field of interest in Chinese research community. Rapidly growing efforts have been invested in studying both fundamental and clinical issues related to glia. To further facilitate interaction among Chinese glial scientists, and foster exchange of scientific ideas, this Research Topic aims at in-depth analysis of how different types of glia participate in the pathological mechanism of brain function and contribute to the onset or progression of pertaining diseases. We shall produce a broad assembly of papers (both original and reviews) covering all issues of glial physiopathology. Submissions from Chinese scientists are particularly encouraged.
Keywords: Glia, Synapse, Neurodegeneration, Vesicle, Plasticity
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