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Special Issue "Advances in Endocrine Disruptors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Chevalier
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Guest Editor
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital de l'Archet, Service d'Endocrinologie, Diabétologie et Médecine de la Reproduction, Inserm U1065, Nice 06000, France
Interests: endocrine disruptors; epidemiology; cancer; reproductive tract; endocrine disorders; thyroid; obesity
Dr. Charlotte Hinault-Boyer
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Guest Editor
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Pasteur, Laboratoire de Biochimie-Hormonologie, Inserm U1065, Nice 06000, France
Interests: endocrine disruptors; adipose tissue; cancer; obesity; fetal programming; mass spectrometry; biochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Endocrine disruption is now considered a major health concern affecting all people worldwide. For the last few years, a large number of clinical and experimental studies have deepened and progressed our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms involved in endocrine disruption. Nevertheless, some issues still need to be documented: non-monotonic effects (low-dose effects), non-classical steroid receptors, new signaling pathways, the adverse effects of mixtures, transgenerational effects, and new screening tools. Furthermore, some data suggest that endocrine disruption is also observed with non-chemical factors (millimeter wave radiation, lightning cycles, chronic stress such as that observed during the recent lockdown, etc.) and affects new endocrine systems such as the parathyroid glands, adrenals, neurocognitive regulation, and taste regulation.

This Special Issue aims to review current advances in the field of endocrine disruption with the purpose of better understanding these unmet needs. Contributions to both animal models and/or humans, as well as to alternative tools, are encouraged, to shed light on the development of new hypotheses about endocrine disruption.

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Chevalier
Dr. Charlotte Hinault-Boyer
Guest Editors

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Endocrine disruptor
  • Non-monotonic effects
  • Low-dose effects
  • Mixtures
  • Chemical agents
  • Physical agents
  • Non-classical receptors
  • Cancer
  • Reproductive tract
  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Parathyroid glands
  • Neurocognitive effects
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Transgenerational effects
  • Epigenetics
  • Biomarkers
  • Screening tools

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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