Excitable cells, in addition to neural cells, include endocrine and neuroendocrine cells, pancreatic beta-cells, chromaffin cells, muscle cells, neuromuscular junctions, etc. Areas of interest include the functional characteristics of ion channels, the mechanisms by which extra- and intracellular signals are transduced and the functional characteristics of the transducers themselves, general mechanisms underlying the process of cell death, analyses of neural cell lineage, factors that specify or influence neuronal migration pathways or axonal pathfinding, processes that involve the maturation of neurons and glia, the formation of patterns and boundaries that lead to the development of adult brain regions and nuclei, and other aspects of the basic cellular and molecular physiology of neurons and glia. Applications reviewed in the MDCN IRG include those relevant to disorders or injuries, but their emphasis lies more in revealing the basic biological processes that underlie or may be altered in these disorders than in treating the disorder or its manifestations.
In addition to this IRG, the Integrative, Functional, and Cognitive Neuroscience [IFCN], the Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience [BDCN] and the Emerging Technology and Training in Neuroscience [ETTN] IRGs within CSR focus on the review of neuroscience-related applications. Please see the descriptions and shared interest statements of these IRGs for a complete description of their review venues.
- Biophysics of Neural Systems Study Section BPNS
- Cellular and Molecular Biology of Glia Study Section CMBG
- Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration Study Section CMND
- Drug Discovery for the Nervous System Study Section DDNS
- Molecular and Cellular Substrates of Complex Brain Disorders Special Emphasis Panel ZRG1 MDCN-P 57
- Molecular Neuropharmacology and Signaling Study Section MNPS
- Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section NCF
- Neurodifferentiation, Plasticity, and Regeneration Study Section NDPR
- Neural Oxidative Metabolism, Mitochondria and Cell Death Study Section NOMD
- Neurotransporters, Receptors, Channels and Calcium Signaling Study Section NTRC
- Synapses, Cytoskeleton and Trafficking Study Section SYN