Special Issue "Endocrine and Metabolic Regulation in Male Animal Reproduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2023 | Viewed by 2087
Interests: immunohistochemistry; western blot analysis; gel electrophoresis; cell culture; animal anatomy
Interests: immunofluorescence; immunohistochemistry; receptors; spermatogenesis; hypothalamus; testis
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Sexual hormones are often major regulators of complex behaviors, such as mating and reproduction. Traditionally, androgens, as genital male hormones, regulate such functions. Neuropeptides, neurotransmitters, growth factors and cytokines are expressed in the reproductive organs and tissues of many animal species, both in physiological and pathological conditions; here, they interact with afferent endocrine messages in order to modulate cell proliferation and differentiation, and local hormone secretion. These peptides, together with other internal or external environmental factors and/or chemicals, have the capacity to interfere with normal signalling systems by blocking or modulating the synthesis, release, transport, metabolism, binding or elimination of the sexual hormones.
We welcome publications that explore the role and the effects of these external and internal modulators that act on the reproductive functions of different male animal species.
Suitable topics include:
- Anatomical studies
- Functional studies
- Comparative studies
- Tissue tests
Original articles, Reviews and Case Report articles will be considered.
Dr. Anna Costagliola
Dr. Giovanna Liguori
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