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Special Issue "Adipokines as Peripheral Signals for the Integration of Energy Balance and Reproduction"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 90

Special Issue Editors

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology “Vittorio Erspamer”, University Sapienza, I-00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: G protein-coupled receptor; chemokines; prokineticins; pain; neuroinflammation; in vivo and in vitro pharmacological analysis
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Department of Biochemical Sciences "A. Rossi Fanelli", Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: G protein-coupled receptor; signal transduction; chemokines; protein-protein interactions; yeast genetic analysis; alternative splicing; transcriptional regulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In mammals, reproductive functions are known to be tightly regulated by energy availability. Atypical weight loss or gain (obesity) negatively affects the reproductive axis. The balance between energy homeostasis and reproduction is monitored by a complex system involving the brain and a variety of peripheral tissues. This process occurs via numerous factors, including metabolic hormones and nutrients.

The aim of this Special Issue is to review emerging aspects of the role of adipokines, endocrine factors secreted primarily by white adipose tissue, in the regulation of fertility and reproduction in health, obesity and reproductive disorders.

Dr. Roberta Lattanzi
Dr. Rossella Miele
Guest Editors

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  • adipokines
  • obesity
  • fertility
  • reproduction
  • hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis

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