Journal: Neuroimmunomodulation 

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Increasing lines of evidence have shown the gut-brain connection in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. The connection is not simply through neuronal pathways, such as the vagus nerve. The community composition of the gut microbiome and the metabolites being produced by microorganisms in the gut can also affect the brain including cognition, mental/psychological functions, and neuroinflammation, which can further modulate progression of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

This article collection aims to collect articles describing the latest developments on the effect of Microbiota and Gut-Brain Connection in Neuroinflammation. We welcome original research articles (both experimental and clinical), brief reports, methods and review articles focusing on, but not strictly limited to, the following topics:

  • Experimental studies of how modifying microbiota in the gut affects neuroinflammation 
  • Involvement of different immune cells such as macrophages, lymphocytes or innate lymphoid cells affected by microbiota to modulate their infiltration in the brain 
  • How neuroinflammation affects gut and microbiota 
  • How systemic inflammation modulates microbiota leading to modulation of immune cells in neuroinflammation 
  • How disturbances of endocrine systems affect microbiota in the gut leading to modulation of neuroinflammation


Please select the option “Call for Papers: Microbiota and Gut-Brain Connection in Neuroinflammation” when submitting your manuscript and mention this Call for Papers in your cover letter. 

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