Special Issue "Molecular Pathophysiology of Uterine and Ovarian Diseases and Dysfunction"
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 (30 November 2019).
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Reproduction is a very critical scientific phenomenon, tied to the origin of mankind. Successful or failed pregnancy, menstrual dysfunction, and the tumorigenesis of female reproductive organs currently offer numerous challenges to meet clinically unmet needs and often require advanced therapeutic strategies.
There has been exciting progress in understanding the molecular pathophysiology of various uterine and ovarian diseases and dysfunction in recent years. Genetic or epigenetic alterations represent novel diagnostic and prognostic molecular markers and therapeutic targets for those diseases and dysfunction. To date, specific biomarkers as well as genetic or epigenetic alterations have been identified.
This Special Issue of IJMS searches for answers to some of the above mentioned questions in an attempt to provide reproductive biomedical scientists and clinicians with novel answers that should lead to a better understanding of such prevalent and serious universal diseases and dysfunction. Studies using animal or cell culture models to investigate the molecular pathophysiology of uterine and ovarian diseases and dysfunction will be published. This issue will also cover studies and reports on patients and clinical samples, enlightening novel insights into underlying pathophysiology/pathogenesis, or new aspects that may impact the progressive development of clinical therapy.
IJMS looks forward to receiving excellent contributions from all types of investigators of female reproductive tract dysfunction and diseases.
Prof. Dr. Seung-Yup Ku
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- uterine tumor
- ovarian tumor
- hormonal dysfunction
- polycystic ovary syndrome
- assisted reproduction
- pluripotent stem cell
- tissue engineering