Advances in Neuroimmune Biology

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ISSN print
1878-948X
ISSN online
1878-9498
Volume
8; 2 issues
Status
Last issue (7:2) online on 31 August 2018
Next issue
7:3 scheduled for November 2018
Back volumes
1-7
Subject
Biochemistry, Medicine & Health, Medicine & Health, Neurosciences
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This journal will publish review articles and original research that deal with a novel and very important area of biology. The ultimate objective is to understand the integrative regulation of higher organisms in their entire complexity. It has been firmly established already that the Nervous, Endocrine and Immune systems form a regulatory network, a Super-System, which governs all events from conception till death in higher animals and in man, including physiological and pathophysiological processes.

It follows from the above definition that a review journal covering this area of Biomedicine must operate in a “multidisciplinary” fashion. The rapidly accumulating and fragmented information available today will be collected, organized and interpreted; the elements, compounds, cells and tissues will be fitted into living organisms and our knowledge of the biology of such higher organisms will be enhanced. The rules of physiological interactions during homeostasis must be understood and also the regulatory interactions in diseases must be followed, which operate during pathophysiological conditions (allostasis).

One might raise the objection that Advances in Neuroimmune Biology aspire for too much and eventually will catch very little. This is why the editors have to examine carefully each topic and project. Yes, this science is multi-disciplinary, but they restrict themselves to study integrative mechanisms/pathways exclusively. If a topic/project does not deal with the subject area in an integrative manner, it will not be considered for publication.

A panel of outstanding scientists have given their support to this proposal and agreed to serve on the Editorial Board. The editors will review papers, will be expected to contribute articles, plan actively and edit certain issues, and will also be active in soliciting new articles from fellow scientists.

The primary audience will be scientists working in physiology, endocrinology, immunology, pathology, medicine and in similar areas of veterinary medicine and of biology. Zoologists should also be interested as lower animals also have integrative coordinating mechanisms to organize their biology. The secondary audience would come from doctors of medicine and veterinary medicine, practicing biologists, etc. At a certain level parents, even animal breeders, and the general public should also be interested. Amongst the problems this journal will present are the stress response and its biological significance. These questions have fundamental importance to modern society and to proper health care. Clearly, the systematic presentation of Neuroimmune Biology is very much in need in modern societies.

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Jorge Morales Montor
Department of Immunology
Institute of Biomedical Research
National Autonomous University of Mexico
AP 70228, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel.: +52 55 56223158
Email: jmontor66@biomedicas.unam.mx

Founding Editors
Istvan Berczi
Toshihiko Katafuchi

Associate Editor for South America
Eduardo Arzt
Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Physiology
Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: earzt@fbmc.fcen.uba.ar

Associate Editor for North America
Dr. S.M. Mansour Haeryfar
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada
Email: mansour.haeryfar@schulich.uwo.ca

Editorial Board
Tamas Bartfai
Department of Neuropharmacology
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA

Hugo Besedovsky
Institute of Physiology
Department of Immunophysiology
Marburg, Germany

Karen Elizabeth Nava Castro
Department of Genomic Medicine and Environmental Toxicology
Center of Atmospheric Sciences
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

S.G. Correa
Center for Research in Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology (CIBICI)
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Faculty of Chemical Sciences
National University of Cordoba
Argentina

Galileo Escobedo
Unit for Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine
National University of Mexico
General Hospital of Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

Manuel Iván Girón-Pérez
Immunotoxicity Laboratory
Research and Postgraduate Program
The Autonomous University of Nayarit
Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

Reginald Gorczinsky
Departments of Surgery and Immunology
The Toronto Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Elena A. Korneva
Department of General Pathology and Pathophysiology
Institute for Experimental Medicine
Russian Academy for Medical Sciences
St. Petersburg, Russia

Kovacs Kalman
Department of Pathology
Saint Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Regina P. Markus
Laboratory of Chronopharmacology
Department of Physiology
Head Institute de Bioscience
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gyorgy M. Nagy
Cellular and Molecular Neuroendocrine Research Laboratory
Department of Human Morphology
Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Semmelweis University
Budapest, Hungary

Mami Noda
Laboratory of Pathophysiology
Graduate School of Pharmacological Sciences
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, Japan

Takakazu Oka
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, Japan

Luis Quintanar
Laboratory of Neurophysiology
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Center for Basic Sciences
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

Andres Quintanar Stephano
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Center for Basic Sciences
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

Robert Rapaport
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, USA

Adriana del Rey
Institute of Physiology
Department of Immunophysiology
Marburg, Germany

Nicolas Rohleder
Department of Physiology
Volan National Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, USA

Daniel Ortuño Sahagún
Institute for Biomedical Research
Department of Molecular Biology and Genomics
University of Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Krystyna Skwarlo Sonta
Department of Vertebrate Physiology
Faculty of Biology, Warsaw University
Warsaw, Poland

Rainer H. Straub
Department of Internal Medicine I
Laboratory of Experimental Rheumatology and NeuroEndcrino-Immunology
Regensburg, Germany

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[3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
[4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93-113.
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