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Top 10: Most Cited Articles of 2019 and 2020

Neuroinflammation: friend and foe for ischemic stroke
Richard L. Jayaraj, Sheikh Azimullah, Rami Beiram, Fakhreya Y. Jalal, & Gary A. Rosenberg  

Impact of microbiota on central nervous system and neurological diseases: the gut-brain axis
Qianquan Ma, Changsheng Xing, Wenyong Long, Helen Y. Wang, Qing Liu, & Rong-Fu Wang

Altered gut microbiota and inflammatory cytokine responses in patients with Parkinson’s disease 
Lin, CH., Chen, CC., Chiang, HL. et al 

The endotoxin hypothesis of neurodegeneration
Guy C. Brown 

Neuroinflammation as a target for treatment of stroke using mesenchymal stem cells and extracellular vesicles
Sylwia Dabrowska, Anna Andrzejewska, Barbara Lukomska, & Miroslaw Janowski 

Exosome-shuttled miR-216a-5p from hypoxic preconditioned mesenchymal stem cells repair traumatic spinal cord injury by shifting microglial M1/M2 polarization
Liu, W., Rong, Y., Wang, J. et al. 

The progress of gut microbiome research related to brain disorders
Sibo Zhu, Yanfeng Jiang, Kelin Xu, Mei Cui, Weimin Ye, Genming Zhao, Li Jin, & Xingdong Chen 

Ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin attenuate microglia inflammatory response via TLR4/NF-kB pathway
Zusso, M., Lunardi, V., Franceschini, D. et al.

Central nervous system complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection: integrative concepts of pathophysiology and case reports
Najjar, S., Najjar, A., Chong, D.J. et al. 

Glial activation and inflammation along the Alzheimer’s disease continuum
Nordengen, K., Kirsebom, BE., Henjum, K. 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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