Call for Papers for a 2014 Special Issue of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity: Exercise Immunology in Health and Disease
This special issue aims to reflect the current state of basic and applied science in exercise immunology. We invite both empirical papers and systematic reviews that contribute to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and clinical implications of the immune-modulatory effects of exercise.
Specific areas of interest include:
• Neuro-endocrine-immune interactions during exercise
• Cellular aging and immunosenescence
• Infection and immunoprotection
• Cytokine signaling in skeletal muscle and adipocytes
• Adiposity and systemic low-grade inflammation
• Exercise and immune pathways in neurodegenerative diseases
• Exercise and immune signaling in the central nervous system
• Immune pathways linking exercise to cognition and memory
• Immune pathways linking exercise to mood and mood disorders
• Exercise and neurogenesis
• Leukocyte trafficking
• Stem cell biology
• Mucosal immunity
• Immunity in cancer and chronic disease
• Immune alterations to exercise training
• Extreme environments
• Nutritional interventions
If you are interested in submitting a paper to this Special Issue, please send a 300 word-limit abstract no later than June 1st 2013 to the guest editors Richard Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jos Bosch (J.A.Bosch@uva.nl).
Richard J. Simpson is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Immunology at the University of Houston. His research interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms by which physical exercise appears to negate immunosenescence during the natural course of aging, and on harnessing the immune enhancing effects of acute exercise for clinical use.
Jos A. Bosch is Associate Professor of Health Psychology and Exercise Immunology at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the neuroendocrine and immunological mechanisms that link stress and exercise with health and healthy aging. This research involves both experimental and epidemiological studies in clinical and nonclinical populations.