Special Issue "Neuroendocrine Factors in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: stress research; psychosocial stress models in humans; risk factors of psychiatric disorders; animal models of depression and anxiety; patients with major depressive disorder; brain to peripheral tissues relationships; neuroendocrinology; psychopharmacology; physiology; neurodevelopment
The neural and endocrine systems perform the main regulatory functions in the body. The classical endocrine pathways are well known. However, there is still not enough knowledge on the molecular mechanisms involved, on the interactions of individual factors, and particularly, on their significance for healthy and pathological processes. All neuroendocrine functions are under the control of the central nervous system, in particular, of the hippocampus and the hypothalamus. Hormones produced by the pituitary and peripheral endocrine glands are the executive molecules.
Cumulating research achievements have changed the view of the classical roles of hormonal systems in the body as well as of their associations with disease states. For example, reproductive hormones are associated with cardiovascular physiology and heart disease. Blood volume-regulating hormones appear to play a role in the development and course of psychiatric disorders.
This Special Issue is focused particularly on new approaches to understand the fucntions of neuroendocrine factors under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Welcome are papers evaluating molecular mechanisms in animal models as well as papers with clinical relevance, based on research in which the neuroendocrine system is studied for its potential pathogenetic role or as a target of therapeutic interventions.
Prof. Daniela Jezova
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- neuropsychiatric disease states
- stress markers
- hormone signaling pathways
- clinical and translational aspects