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Special Issue

Novel Concepts of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Tomohiro Chiba, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomohiro-chiba-55553a13; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tomohiro_Chiba
Research Interest: Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; ALS; Stat3; oncology; cell signaling

About This Topic

In the special issue, I would like to focus on the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Most PD cases can be improved by dopamine replacement and many strategies including iPS-based cell therapy have been proposed. Some PD patients, however, are still resistant to dopamine replacement, leading us to further understand the pathogenesis of PD. Especially, it is important to elucidate the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration of PD. New therapeutic targets of PD will be found in the pursuit of detailed pathogenetic mechanisms. In the special issue, novel concepts of neurodegeneration in PD will be discussed. We welcome a variety of concepts such as cell death mechanisms, neuroinflammation, metablism, etc.