Hormonal Regulation of Female Reproduction

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Reproductive Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 253

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Department of Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology (WBiB), University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM), 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: reproduction; reproductive biology; reproductive endocrinology; angiogenesis; apoptosis; molecular biology; gene and protein expression; transcriptomics; proteomics; oestrous cycle; pregnancy; implantation; adipokines; hypothalamus; pituitary; ovaries; corpus luteum; granulosa cells; theca cells; uterus; placenta
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Department of Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: reproduction; reproductive endocrinology; molecular biology; oestrous cycle; pregnancy; implantation; adipokines
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Regulation of the functioning of the reproductive system is crucial both from the point of view of the individual and the maintenance of the species. Reproductive processes are controlled by the neurohormonal axis—hypothalamus-pituitary-ovaries—which in female mammals also affects the uterus, that is, the place where the embryo and later the fetus develop. The integrated action of hormones regulates females’ sexual development as well as reproductive cycle including pregnancy, parturition, and lactation.

Moreover, it is now clear that fertility depends on the energy metabolism status. A negative energy balance and a decrease in body fat result in dysfunctions of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which are the leading causes of infertility, ovulation and implantation disorders, and pregnancy loss. Thus, the metabolically relevant hormones have become promising candidate markers of female fertility/infertility. Understanding the complexity of the mechanisms that control the functioning of reproductive processes will enable the identification of new markers of female fertility/infertility and drugs to increase the reproductive success rate, and consequently, will have significant clinical benefits.

The proposed Special Issue invites submissions of original research articles and reviews that will provide new insights into the hormonal regulation of female reproduction under different physiological and pathological conditions.

Prof. Dr. Nina Smolinska
Dr. Kamil Dobrzyn
Guest Editors

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  • reproduction
  • fertility
  • oestrous cycle
  • pregnancy
  • steroid hormones
  • prostaglandins
  • metabolic hormones

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