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Top 10: Most Cited Articles of 2019 and 2020

Extracellular HMGB1: a therapeutic target in severe pulmonary inflammation including COVID-19?
Ulf Andersson, William Ottestad, & Kevin J. Tracey  

IP-10 and MCP-1 as biomarkers associated with disease severity of COVID-19
Yu Chen et al.

LncRNA PVT1 regulates atrial fibrosis via miR-128-3p-SP1-TGF-β1-Smad axis in atrial fibrillation 
Feng Cao, Zhe Li, Wen-mao Ding, Ling Yan, & Qing-yan Zhao 

Inhibition of HMGB1/RAGE-mediated endocytosis by HMGB1 antagonist box A, anti-HMGB1 antibodies, and cholinergic agonists suppresses inflammation
Huan Yang et al. 

Gut microbiota promote the inflammatory response in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus
Yiyangzi Ma, Xiaoxue Xu, Mengtao Li, Jun Cai, Qiang Wei, & Haitao Niu 

Btk inhibitor ibrutinib reduces inflammatory myeloid cell responses in the lung during murine pneumococcal pneumonia
Alexander P. de Porto et al. 

miR-122 promotes hepatic lipogenesis via inhibiting the LKB1/AMPK pathway by targeting Sirt1 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Jun-Ke Long, Wen Dai, Ya-Wen Zheng, & Shui-Ping Zhao 

Post-sepsis syndrome – an evolving entity that afflicts survivors of sepsis
Zachary Mostel et al.

The neuroprotective mechanisms of ginkgolides and bilobalide in cerebral ischemic injury: a literature review
Zili Feng, Qian Sun, Wang Chen, Yu Bai, Daihua Hu, & Xin Xie 

Electroacupuncture attenuated cerebral ischemic injury and neuroinflammation through α7nAChR-mediated inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome in stroke rats
Tao Jiang et al. 

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Announcing the launch of In Review

Journal of Neuroinflammation, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Aims and scope

Journal of Neuroinflammation is a fully open access journal that focuses on interactions of the immune system (and especially the innate immune system) with the nervous system. Read more


Monica J Carson, University of California, Riverside, USA
Sue T Griffin, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA

Reasons to publish with us

  • Top-ranking journal focusing on the innate immunological response of the nervous system
  • High-quality peer review
  • High visibility for your work: freely accessible to all

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