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Neuroimmunology and Ageing

Topical Collection for Immunity & Ageing: Neuroimmunology and Ageing by Moisés E. Bauer (PUCRS, Brazil) and Roberto Paganelli (Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara, Italy).

This topical collection will explore how complex neuroimmune interactions promote healthy and pathological ageing. We seek reviews, viewpoints, commentaries, or original research articles exploring the role of stress, mood disorders, and sensory systems during normal and premature immunosenescence. Over the last few decades, increasing evidence is implicating a role for the immune system in brain physiology and behaviour. Therefore, we also welcome articles discussing the role of immune cells and cytokines for the ageing brain, as well as the role of inflammation in neuromuscular disorders associated with senescence. In addition, we seek articles exploring the role of immunosenescence in age-related pathologies of the nervous system, including neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders (e.g., AD, PD and MS), as well as the role of vascular disease in neurodegeneration. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also seek articles discussing post-infectious degeneration in older adults.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process.

Please find out more about our journal and its policies, here. Submission guidelines can be found here, and please submit to the series via our submission system (there will be a field for which you can indicate if you are submitting to this series).




  1. There is increasing concern that cancer and cancer treatment accelerate aging and the associated cognitive decline. We showed recently that treatment of 9-month-old male mice with cisplatin causes cognitive de...

    Authors: Miriam Zamorano, Jenolyn F. Alexander, Desiree Catania, Shruti Dharmaraj, Annemieke Kavelaars and Cobi J. Heijnen
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2023 20:5
  2. The diffuse distribution of nicotinic cholinergic receptors (nAChRs) in both brain and peripheral immune cells points out their involvement in several pathological conditions. Indeed, the deregulated function ...

    Authors: E. Costantini, C. Carrarini, P. Borrelli, M. De Rosa, D. Calisi, S. Consoli, D. D’Ardes, F. Cipollone, M. Di Nicola, M. Onofrj, M. Reale and L. Bonanni
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2023 20:3
  3. Diet and chronic inflammation might play a major role in the pathogenesis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In addition, peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and mitochondrial DNA copy number (mt...

    Authors: Qian Liu, Zhenshu Li, Ling Huang, Dezheng Zhou, Jingzhu Fu, Huilian Duan, Zehao Wang, Tong Yang, Jing Zhao, Wen Li, Huan Liu, Fei Ma, Changqing Sun, Guangshun Wang, Yue Du, Meilin Zhang…
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2023 20:1
  4. Obesity rates are increasing worldwide. Obesity leads to many complications, including predisposing individuals to the development of cognitive impairment as they age. Immune dysregulation, including inflammag...

    Authors: Rosemary E. Henn, Sarah E. Elzinga, Emily Glass, Rachel Parent, Kai Guo, Adam A. Allouch, Faye E. Mendelson, John Hayes, Ian Webber-Davis, Geoffery G. Murphy, Junguk Hur and Eva L. Feldman
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:67
  5. Cognitive symptoms of major depressive disorder, such as negative cognitive bias, are more prevalent in women than in men. Cognitive bias involves pattern separation which requires hippocampal neurogenesis and...

    Authors: Travis E. Hodges, Stephanie E. Lieblich, Rebecca K. Rechlin and Liisa A. M. Galea
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:43
  6. The immune cell compartment of the mammalian brain changes dramatically and peripheral T cells infiltrate the brain parenchyma during normal aging. However, the mechanisms underlying age-related T cell infiltr...

    Authors: Xiaotao Zhang, Rui Wang, Haoran Chen, Chenghao Jin, Ziyang Jin, Jianan Lu, Liang Xu, Yunrong Lu, Jianmin Zhang and Ligen Shi
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:34
  7. Understanding mechanisms of pathologic neuroinflammation is essential for improving outcomes after central nervous system infections. Brain tissue-resident memory T cells (bTRM) are recruited during central nervo...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Cassidy, William E. Sonntag, Pieter J. M. Leenen and Douglas A. Drevets
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:25
  8. Depression is considered to be an immune-related disease; however, previous studies have focused on inflammatory factors, and there is no conclusive conclusion on the relationships between immunoglobulins and ...

    Authors: Zhigao Sun, Jieqiong Lin, Yujie Zhang, Yao Yao, Zhenjun Huang, Yali Zhao, Pei Zhang and Shihui Fu
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:21