New review collections from FEBS Letters
Mechanisms of development and maintenance of dopaminergic neurons
Dopaminergic (DA) neurons are a group of closely related neurons that share developmental profiles and origin. The neural circuits established by DA neurons include the nigrostriatal pathway, the mesolimbic pathway, and the mesocortical pathway. Collectively, these neural circuits play an essential role in motor control, reward behaviors and habit learning. This FEBS Letters Special Issue provides a comprehensive review on several important topics regarding DA neurons, including the molecular mechanisms that regulate the establishment, diversification, and survival of DA neurons, the mechanisms that govern the formation of functional DA neural circuits, and how mitochondrial abnormalities and α-synuclein protein misfolding contribute to the degeneration of DA neurons.
Mechanisms of development and maintenance of dopaminergic neurons (2015) FEBS Lett 589 (24), 3691–3794
South America Special Issue
In the last fifteen years South America has experienced a favourable scientific development contributing valuable research in various fields of the life sciences. In this stimulating context, South American based scientists have substantially increased their rate of publication in the recent years. The present South America Special Issue aims at bringing together for the first time into a single volume a sample of current research in life sciences carried out in the region. The editors Eduardo Arzt, Wilson Savino, Luis Barbeito and Wilhelm Just have assembled what they believe is a reputable group of innovative and interdisciplinary researchers, who have contributed reviews in a broad range of disciplines in the life sciences, particularly Neuroscience, Molecular, Structural and Stem Cell Biology, Immunology and Cancer.
South America Special Issue (2015) FEBS Lett 589 (22), 3329–3498