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Special Issue "Relevant Biomolecules for Germ Cells and Fertilization"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.
Interests: reproductive and molecular biology; cryobiology; spermatology
Interests: spermatology; germ cell specification and transplant; cryopreservation; molecular biomarkers; male reproduction
The field of reproduction has experimented important advances during the last years. The discovery of novel germ cell biomarkers, the potential of some bioactive substances in reproduction, and the development of new assays to evaluate the effect of techniques such as cryopreservation or PGC xenotransplantation on germ cell biomolecules, are only some of the fascinating advances achieved in the field. With this special topic-focused compilation on “Relevant biomolecules for germ cells and fertilization”, freely accessible online from all over the world, we would like to provide to a general audience with a large overview of the present state of our knowledge on this field. Our objective is to assemble a series of reviews or original articles in which everyone could find up-to-date information on the different issues directly connected to this topic.
We are thus welcoming any manuscript on 1) the role of germ cell proteins, coding, and non-coding RNAs as reproductive biomarkers, 2) the use of antioxidant or other bioactive molecules in reproduction, 3) the impact of biotechnologies on germ cells, and 4) the importance of crucial biomolecules for primordial germ cell specification and for gamete quality.
Dr. Vanesa Robles
Dr. Marta F. Riesco
Dr. David G. Valcarce
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. Biomolecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1200 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.
- germ cells
- gamete quality
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Authors: Oihane Diaz de Cerio, Lander Reina, Valeria Squatrito, Nestor Etxebarria, Belen Gonzalez-Gaya, Ibon Cancio
Title: "Ovothiol, a biomolecule to protect the oocytes of marine mussels from oxidative stress during spawning in polluted waters and from oxidative burst upon fertilization"
2. Authors: Changjun Zeng et al.
Title: "Comparative analysis of microRNA and mRNA profiles of sperm with different freeze tolerance capacity in boar and giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)"
3. Authors: Abdul Rasheed Baloch et al.
Title: "Labelling of Primordial Germ Cells in Sturgeon Using Iron Oxide Nanoparticles"
4. Authors: David G. Valcarce, Marta F. Riesco, Juan Manuel Martínez-Vázquez, Vanesa Robles
Title: "Long exposure to a diet supplemented with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory probiotics improves sperm quality and progeny survival in the zebrafish model"