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Special Issue "Molecular Studies on Hypogonadism and Prader–Willi Syndrome"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Endocrinology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Maurizio Delvecchio
Guest Editor
Department of Metabolic and Genetic Diseases, Giovanni XXIII Children's Hospital, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: type I Diabetes; childood; pediatric diabetes; systemic inflammation; peripheral inflammation; endocrine system; endocrinology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hypogonadism usually manifests as pubertal delay. Most cases are due to chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disorders. These patients may present additional clinical features that can drive the prioritization of genetic screening and reduce expenses and time wasted. A correct molecular diagnosis improves management and genetic counseling, and thus, expanding the knowledge of the etiological mechanisms is fundamental for researchers and clinicians. Aneuploidy is the most frequent cause of hypogonadism, characterized by gonadal dysgenesis and growth disorders. A growing list of involved genes is currently available, with a well-defined phenotype for most of them. Hypogonadism is a typical feature of Prader–Willi syndrome, the most frequent cause of genetic obesity featuring also short stature, intellectual disability, and hypothalamus disorders.

This Special Issue aims to collect papers on molecular studies in Hypogonadism, to increase the knowledge of this disease to prompt further research for those with a special interest in the field.

Dr. Maurizio Delvecchio
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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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  • hypogonadism
  • gonadal dysgenesis
  • hypopituitarism
  • aneuploidy
  • Prader–Willi syndrome
  • Kallman syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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