Special Issue "Molecular Pathways of Estrogen Receptor Action"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: estrogen receptor; gene expression; transcription mechanisms; endocrine disrupter chemicals; breast cancer
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Estrogen Receptors (ERs), which belong to the nuclear receptor family, control a variety of physiological processes, including growth, development, and metabolism of reproductive and non-reproductive tissues. ERs are also intimately associated with several human pathologies, for instance, breast and ovarian cancers, osteoporosis, coronary or neurodegenerative diseases. The comprehension of the mechanisms underlining ER-mediated effects in these physiopathological processes is the main goal of this Special Issue. Notably, how do ERs control transcription and epigenetic regulations and interact with chromatin and cellular signaling pathways to regulate cell fate, such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis? What is the role of ligands, including environmental estrogens, in modulating genomic and non-genomic activity of ERs under normal and pathological conditions?
In order to provide a comprehensive overview of the molecular mechanisms of ERs, researchers are invited to submit original research, mini and full reviews for this Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, entitled “Molecular Pathways of Estrogen Receptor Action", which will cover a selection of topics, highlighting the key roles of ERs in health and disease.
Dr. Farzad Pakdel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Estrogens and xenoestrogens
- Selective Estrogen Receptor modulators
- Ligand and cofactor interactions
- Cell signaling