Special Issue "Metabolism and Reproduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.
Interests: reproduction and food intake; the hypothalamic control of energy balance; leptin and insulin intracellular signaling; central effects of sex steroids
‘Metabolism and Reproductive Success’ covers original research papers and reviews on all aspects of the connections between fertility, growth, energy expenditure, and survival, with a particular focus on infertility linked to metabolic dysfunction. This section covers the trade-offs between fecundity, growth, and longevity faced by organisms, from C. elegans to vertebrates. In addition, it includes human disorders of glucose dysregulation, caloric insufficiency, and obesity that are associated with infertile states. Finally, recent advances in the understanding of the cellular and intracellular mechanisms involved in the infertility of peripheral and central origin are also covered.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Novel hypothalamic mechanisms leading to altered GnRH release and pubertal timing
- The role of the gut microbiota in the infertility and insulin resistance seen in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
- Mechanisms of evolutionary, ecological, or selective breeding pressures altering fecundity, lactation, aging, and lifespan across species
- Investigation and modeling of metabolic rate variations within species and evaluation of the pace-of-life hypothesis
- The impact of insulin and growth-hormone related signaling on the gonads and reproductive axis
Dr. Jennifer W. Hill
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metabolic rate
- reproductive aging
- energy expenditure
- growth factors
- ecological pressure
- pace of life
- sex hormones