Special Issue "Exploring Non-coding RNAs: Insights into Male Infertility"

A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2024 | Viewed by 133

Special Issue Editors

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 41500 Larissa, Greece
Interests: population genetics; evolution; animal genomics; male infertility; biodiversity; non-coding RNAs

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Guest Editor Assistant
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 41221 Larissa, Greece
Interests: male infertility; animal genomics; evolution; genetics; non-coding RNAs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Male infertility, a health condition affecting a significant proportion of the global population, has been a subject of extensive research, yet many aspects of its molecular underpinnings remain elusive. Recent studies have unveiled the remarkable regulatory functions of noncoding RNAs, which were once considered as mere bystanders in cellular processes. These ncRNAs, including microRNAs, long noncoding RNAs, and circular RNAs, have emerged as crucial orchestrators of gene expression, epigenetic modifications, and intricate signaling networks within the male reproductive system.

Our Special Issue seeks to provide a platform for scientists, clinicians, and experts in the field of reproductive biology to share their latest findings, innovative methodologies, and compelling insights into the role of ncRNAs in male infertility. We welcome original research articles, comprehensive reviews, and cutting-edge perspectives that explore various facets of this dynamic relationship. Contributions may delve into the identification of specific ncRNAs implicated in male infertility, the elucidation of their mechanisms of action, and the exploration of their diagnostic and therapeutic potential.

By assembling a collection of diverse and high-quality contributions, we endeavor to foster a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to male infertility and to uncover novel avenues for its diagnosis and treatment. This Special Issue encourages collaboration, knowledge exchange, and the advancement of interdisciplinary approaches, bridging the gap between molecular biology, genetics, and clinical practice. We invite researchers from around the globe to submit their valuable contributions to this Special Issue, helping to unravel the intricate web of ncRNA-mediated regulation in male infertility.

We eagerly await your submissions and look forward to the collective insights that will enrich our understanding of this crucial area of research.

Prof. Dr. Zissis Mamuris
Guest Editor

Maria-Anna Kyrgiafini
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • male infertility
  • spermatogenesis
  • semen analysis
  • biomarkers
  • lncRNAs
  • miRNAs
  • circRNAs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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