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Endometriosis: Molecular Advances in Pathophysiology and Therapies

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2024) | Viewed by 339

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, Pieve Emanuele, 20072 Milan, Italy
Interests: prenatal diagnosis; fetal echocardiography; fetal surgery; preeclampsia biomarkers; complications of endometriosis in pregnant women
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to the Special Issue “Endometriosis: Molecular Advances in Pathophysiology and Therapies”.

The definition of endometriosis consists in the presence of endometrial-like tissue (stroma and glands) outside the uterus, which provokes a local inflammatory response. It is an estrogen-dependent chronic condition that affects women in their reproductive age and is associated with infertility and pain. However, in the last 10 years, evidence has emerged in support of an impact of inflammation and immunological mechanisms associated to endometriosis, not only in reducing fertility, but also in contributing to adverse obstetrical outcomes.

Further, understanding the pathophysiology of endometriosis is changing our approaches to diagnosis and treatment: for instance, in the context of discussing early intervention during adolescence.

Topic will include (but are not limited to):

  • The impact of inflammation and the immunological mechanisms of endometriosis on fertility.
  • The impact of inflammation and the immunological mechanisms of endometriosis on first trimester pregnancy outcomes.
  • Endometriosis: molecular advances in pathophysiology.
  • Endometriosis: molecular advances in therapies.

This Special Issue of IJMS, therefore, welcomes original research articles and reviews related to endometriosis. Communications, mini-reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contribution.

Dr. Annalisa Inversetti
Guest Editor

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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • endometriosis
  • pregnancy complications
  • fertility
  • placenta

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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