Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Regulation of Spermatozoa Function"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: cellular function of male gamete; molecular regulation of spermatozoa function; sperm protein phosphorylation; kinases-mediated signaling pathways; motility; link between sperm metabolism and function
This Special Issue, “Advances in Molecular Regulation of Spermatozoa Function”, will cover recent research topics in this expanding field, ranging from molecular and cellular to in vivo experimental approaches, including a selection of recent research topics and current review articles related to the spermatozoa function in physiological conditions as well as under different special conditions, such as those driving semen preservation.
Starting from the basic essential concept of male gamete function in reproduction, spermatozoon has gone far beyond an average cell. Being a highly differentiated cell, spermatozoon has attracted growing interest in many areas of biological research. The molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of sperm function basically rely on the direct interaction of this gamete with the surrounding extracellular media. Endogenous stimuli present as different molecules (ions, proteins, hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, extracellular vesicles, etc.) will trigger specific intracellular signaling pathways in the spermatozoa, mainly due to post-translational modifications of sperm proteins, which ultimately render the correct sperm physiological response in each metabolic or cellular moment.
Emphasis will be given to any aspect of spermatozoa physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of sperm functional processes, and also those devoted to studying sperm function during seminal preservation. Additionally, any paper related to the molecular aspects of sperm function regulation under specific conditions will also be considered for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. María Julia Bragado
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