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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Special Issue

Neuroprotection, Neuroregeneration and Neuroplasticity

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ping K. Yip, PhD

Lecturer, Center of Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma, Blizard Institute, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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Research Interests: Spinal Cord Injury; Traumatic Brain Injury; Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy; Peripheral Nerve Injury; Neuroregeneration; Neuroplasticity; Neuroprotection; Neuroinflammation

About This Topic

Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) such as by trauma and/or ischemia can result in death or long term disability. To date, there are no effective therapies to treat paralysis of limbs or loss of bodily functions involving organs such as the eye or bowel. Furthermore, patients can experience debilitating pain that can not be managed effectively. Therefore, there is an urgent clinically unmet need to improve the lives of CNS-injured patients. One particular direction of research is to protect neurons from cell death or induce axonal regeneration in damaged neurons and/or induce collateral sprouting in uninjured neurons. In this special edition we invite submissions that specifically focus on novel, inventive and original approaches to encourage neuroprotection, neuroregeneration and/or neuroplasticity in post-CNS injury. Our aim is to highlight targeting neurons can be beneficial to treating CNS injury after the injury has occurred.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. OBM Neurobiology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.

Planned Papers

Title: Mortality in older patients with mild traumatic brain injuries
Authors: Mª Angustias Ibañez Perez de la Blanca
Affiliation: Emergency Unit, Hospital virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.

Title: Neuroplasticity, Central Sensitization in Orofacial Pain and TMD
Author:  Helena M. Minye
Affiliation: Center for Reconstructive Dentistry & Oral Surgery, P.C

Title: Synaptic plasticity and learning processes: the neuropedagogic perspective
Author: Debora Di Jorio
Affiliation: OIDA Centro Psicopedagogico Formazione Studi e Ricerche, Napoli, Italy


Open Access Review

The Therapeutic Potential of the Stem Cell Secretome for Spinal Cord Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Received: 26 October 2020;  Published: 14 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2004080


There is currently no effective treatment for spinal cord injury leaving around 90% of patients with permanent disabilities. Stem cell therapies are showing promise in preclinical studies of central nervous system injury and there is increasing evidence suggesting the improvements in functional reco [...]
Open Access Review

Palmitoylethanolamide for Neurological Disorders

Received: 04 October 2020;  Published: 30 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2004076


Neurological tissue along with the cartilage remains one of the tissues that escapes human efforts of regeneration after injury. The human body, after an injury, can repair its tissues only to a certain extent that can help in recovering the function of organs. However, this is not the case in some [...]
Open Access Review

Peripheral Nerve Dysfunction after Spinal Cord Injury

Received: 02 October 2020;  Published: 29 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2004075


Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to an immediate loss of sensory and motor function below the level of injury mostly affecting people in the prime of life. In addition to the primary injury there is accumulating neurophysiological and histological evidence of dysfunction in the peripheral nerves, not [...]
Open Access Review

Synaptic Plasticity and Learning Processes: A Neuroeducation Perspective

Received: 14 April 2020;  Published: 22 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2002063


The story of each individual is essentially the story of theirlearning processes and relationships from the moment they were born. Indeed, the story of learning processes is merely a constant stratification of experiences based on biological and neurofunctional features that are influenced by geneti [...]
Open Access Review

Neuroprotective Strategies in Glaucoma - Translation to Clinical Trials

Received: 16 April 2020;  Published: 15 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2002062


Neuroprotection in glaucoma is any medical treatment by which decline in visual function can be slowed or prevented by supporting the health and survival of neural cells, independent of lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP). This is achieved by targeting mechanisms to inhibit or delay retinal gangl [...]
Open Access Review

Neuroplasticity and Central Sensitization in Orofacial Pain and TMD

Received: 06 February 2020;  Published: 18 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2002057


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions that involve the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the masticatory muscles, and branches of the trigeminal nerve. TMD is the most common chronic oral facial pain disorder. Pain associated with TMD can be clini [...]