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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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