OBM Neurobiology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. By design, the scope of OBM Neurobiology is broad, so as to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Neurobiology that interfaces biology with the fundamental and clinical neurosciences. As such, OBM Neurobiology embraces rigorous multidisciplinary investigations into the form and function of neurons and glia that make up the nervous system, either individually or in ensemble, in health or disease. OBM Neurobiology welcomes original contributions that employ a combination of molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral approaches to report novel neuroanatomical, neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neurobehavioral findings related to the following aspects of the nervous system: Signal Transduction and Neurotransmission; Neural Circuits and Systems Neurobiology; Nervous System Development and Aging; Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases (e.g., Developmental Brain Disorders; Neurodegenerative Disorders).

OBM Neurobiology publishes research articles, technical reports and invited topical reviews. Although the OBM Neurobiology Editorial Board encourages authors to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11.8 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

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Special Issue

Neuronal Plasticity in Epilepsy using Immunohistochemical and Molecular Techniques

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Alessandra P. Princivalle, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Neurobiology and Pharmacology

Department of Bioscience and Chemistry, Biomolecular Research Centre, College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.

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Research interests: neuronal plasticity, molecular basis of epilepsy.

About This Topic

This special issue is dedicated to reviewing current knowledge and collecting new evidence on the molecular pathophysiology of epilepsy. Original articles investigating neuronal plasticity and other adaptative molecular pathways and systems changes in epilepsy will be collected in this issue, alongside review articles summarising the state-of-the-art in this key research area. Articles providing evidence from immunohistochemical and molecular techniques concerning any aspect of neuronal plasticity associated with the neuropathology of epilepsy are particularly welcome, including papers on neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neuropharmacological responses. This special issue aims to bring new knowledge and understanding to neurobiologists, neurologists, epileptologists, neuropharmacologist, neurophysiologists, and the wider scientific audience with the purpose of assisting in the search for newer and better pharmacological agents, genetic methods, immunotherapies, and biotherapies to treat epilepsy.

Keywords

epilepsy, immuohistochemistry, neuronal plasticity, proteomics, transcriptomics, qPCR, Western blot, hippocampus, cortex, focal epilepsy, generalised epilepsy, sequencing.

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