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Scott T. Brady
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Welcome to ASN NEURO
New Editor-in-Chief for ASN NEURO - Monica Carson
We are delighted to announce that Monica Carson has become the new Editor-in-Chief of ASN NEURO. Dr Carson was most recently a Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the journal.
ASN NEURO has received its first 2-year Impact Factor of 3.750 in the 2011 JCR released by Thomson Reuters on 29 June. This places the journal in the top 30% of neuroscience journals.
Special Online Collection: Neuroglia - more than a nervenkitt
Latest IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
The use of poly(N-[2-hydroxypropyl]-methacrylamide) hydrogel to repair a T10 spinal cord hemisection in rat: a behavioural, electrophysiological and anatomical examination
Vincent Pertici, Julien Amendola, Jérôme Laurin, Didier Gigmes, Laura Madaschi, Stephana Carelli, Tanguy Marqueste, Alfredo Gorio and Patrick Decherchi
Highlighted RESEARCH PAPER
Tumour necrosis factor α enhances CCL2 and ICAM-1 expression in peripheral nerve microvascular endoneurial endothelial cells
Kelly A. Langert, Cynthia L. Von Zee and Evan B. Stubbs
Recruitment and trafficking of autoreactive leucocytes across the blood-nerve barrier is an early pathological insult in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Although the aetiology and pathogenesis of this syndrome remains unclear, pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNFα, are reported to be elevated in the early course of the disease, and may initiate nerve injury by activating the blood-nerve barrier. The paper by Langert et al. shows that in peripheral nerve microvascular endoneurial endothelial cells TNFα causes dose- and time-dependent increases in CCL2 and ICAM-1 content, potentially facilitating recrutiment and trafficking of autoreactive leucocytes across the blood-nerve barrier in autoimmune disorders such as Gullain-Barré syndrome.
mTOR: a link from the extracellular milieu to transcriptional regulation of oligodendrocyte development
Teresa L. Wood, Kathryn K. Bercury, Stacey E. Cifelli, Lauren E. Mursch, Jungsoo Min, Jinxiang Dai and Wendy B. Macklin