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Special Issue "Ovarian Diseases and Dysfunction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. SiHyun Cho
Guest Editor
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: endometriosis; miRNAs; uterine fibroids and adenomyosis
Prof. Dr. Jung Ryeol Lee
Guest Editor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
Interests: fertility preservation; regeneration of reproductive organs
Prof. Dr. Young Sik Choi
Guest Editor
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical science departments, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: infertility; assisted reproductive technology; reproductive endocrinology; polycystic ovary syndrome; regenerative medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ovary is one of the most dynamic and dramatic organs in the female body. It plays an essential role in human reproduction, with the main functions of steroid hormone and egg production. This can only be achieved by the synchronized interactions of various hormones in the hypothalamic–pituitary–ovarian axis at the appropriate time and place with appropriate quantities. Throughout female reproductive years, the ovaries work vigorously to achieve ovulation and tissue repair processes, ultimately becoming the first organ to age and become vulnerable to external stimulus. Damage to ovarian function can be devastating, leading to infertility and menopause.

We are now facing an era of slowing the ovary aging process and preserving fertility for future use. This Special Issue aims to focus on basic and translational research, as well as molecular and hormonal evidence, toward obtaining a more comprehensive understating of the pathophysiology of various ovarian diseases and dysfunctions that are related to fertility and/or metabolic/endocrine conditions and fertility preservation. Original research articles as well as mini and full reviews, including perspectives, are encouraged to shed light on the advances in the field of ovarian dysfunction and preservation.

Prof. Dr. SiHyun Cho
Prof. Dr. Jung Ryeol Lee
Prof. Dr. Young Sik Choi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Ovulatory Disorder
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Ovarian Reserve
  • Biomarkers
  • Ovarian Folliculogenesis
  • Ovarian Steroidogenesis
  • Regenerative Medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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