Special Issue "Drug Insights: Vitamin D and Its Analogs 2023"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2024 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editor

1. Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, I.P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 6 Emb. Makarova, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia
2. International Research Centre "Biotechnologies of the Third Millennium", ITMO University, 9 Lomonosova Str., 191002 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: brain; behavior; anxiety; depression; memory; learning; schizophrenia; nutrients; nutraceuticals; vitamin D; estrogens; progesterone; DHEA; menopause; thyroid hormones; androgens; fertility; pharmacotherapy; psychology; psychoneuropharmacology; nutraceutical psychiatry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Vitamin D is an exciting topic in scientific research, especially in the last few decades. It is one of the first hormones, or even the very first one, produced on Earth. Many preclinical and clinical studies have strongly indicated that vitamin D plays several physiological and biochemical key roles in different areas of general physiology and pathophysiology. However, many questions still remain and will likely fuel ongoing investigations and debate. It is also likely that these questions will increase researchers’ interest in the different pleiotropic effects of vitamin D in the future.

This Special issue will provide a scientific perspective on vitamin D and its analogs in the mechanisms of endocrine disorders associated with gonadal hormone imbalance in men and women. This Special Issue will include both experimental/clinical articles and reviews concentrated on the most recent advances in the research into Vitamin D and its analogs used in the treatment of gonadal hormonal disorders. The major focus will be on the pleotropic action of vitamin D on the gonadal axis in both genders, with a special focus on the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of vitamin D involvement, and studies on the treatment with vitamin D and its analogs in the complex therapy of sexual hormonal disorders.

Prof. Julia O. Fedotova
Guest Editor

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  • vitamin D
  • estrogens
  • progesterone
  • DHEA
  • menopause
  • androgens
  • fertility
  • pharmacotherapy
  • psychology

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