Neuroscience & Medicine

ISSN Print: 2158-2912

ISSN Online: 2158-2947


Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Neurotrophin


    Neurotrophins are a family of proteins that induce the survival, development, and function of neurons. They belong to a class of growth factors, secreted proteins that are capable of signaling particular cells to survive, differentiate, or grow. Growth factors such as neurotrophins that promote the survival of neurons are known as neurotrophic factors. Neurotrophic factors are secreted by target tissue and act by preventing the associated neuron from initiating programmed cell death - thus allowing the neurons to survive. Neurotrophic factors usually come into the nerve endings by receptor mediated pathway, and then through retrograde axoplasmic transport reach the cell body, promoting the cell body to synthetize related proteins, so as to play its role in supporting neuronal growth, development and functional integrity. In recent years, it is also found that some of the NT is produced by the neuron, the consequent axoplasmic transport reach to the nerve endings, and function in supporting morphological and functional integrity of postsynaptic neuron.


    In this special issue, we are going to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore neurotrophin. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • The role of neurotrophic factors in the treatment of mental illness
    • The interaction between neurotrophic factors and receptors
    • Function of neurotrophin
    • Nerve growth factor (NGF)
    • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
    • Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3)
    • Neurotrophin-4 (NT-4)


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Neurotrophinshould be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Manuscript Due

        March 27th, 2014

    Publication Date

       May 2014


    Guest Editor

    Prof. Thomas Müller 

    St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Weißensee, Germany


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