International Journal of Endocrinology

Endocannabinoids and Reproduction


Publishing date
06 Dec 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
19 Jul 2013

1DiSIST, Parthenope University of Naples, Naples, Italy

2Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy

3Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

4State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China


Endocannabinoids and Reproduction

Description

Endocannabinoids, endogenous lipid mediators that mimic the effects of D9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the active constituent of the marijuana plant, are able to deeply modulate both male and female reproductive functions. Nowadays, the knowledge of basic, conserved aspects in the field of endocannabinoids and reproduction might contribute to the discovery of new potential target for the exploitation of drugs to treat infertility in humans. Thus, we invite investigators to contribute with original research and review papers in order to provide insights into the involvement of endocannabinoids in the multifaceted process of reproduction. We are particularly interested in endocannabinoid signaling in the endocrine/neuroendocrine control of reproduction; advances in endocannabinoid activity in male and female gonad and reproductive tract; interaction of endocannabinoid system and sex hormones; turmoil exerted by cannabinoids in reproduction; new insights in endocannabinoid system and epigenetic modifications; and evidence for the potential use of endocannabinoid system components as target/drugs in the treatment of infertility in humans. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Endocrine and neuroendocrine control of reproductive axis
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Endocannabinoid signaling in reproduction
  • Role of endocannabinoid system in germ cell maturation, fertilization, implantation, and embryo development
  • Epigenetics in reproduction
  • Clinical aspects in male/female reproduction
  • New modulators of endocannabinoid activity in reproduction
  • New targets for therapeutic exploitation of drugs to treat infertility in humans

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 378069
  • - Editorial

Endocannabinoids and Reproduction

Rosaria Meccariello | Natalia Battista | ... | Haibin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 412354
  • - Review Article

Updates in Reproduction Coming from the Endocannabinoid System

Rosaria Meccariello | Natalia Battista | ... | Haibin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 436252
  • - Research Article

Brain Levels of Prostaglandins, Endocannabinoids, and Related Lipids Are Affected by Mating Strategies

Jordyn M. Stuart | Jason J. Paris | ... | Heather B. Bradshaw
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 259676
  • - Review Article

The Endocannabinoid System and Sex Steroid Hormone-Dependent Cancers

Thangesweran Ayakannu | Anthony H. Taylor | ... | Justin C. Konje
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 501350
  • - Review Article

Estrogens and Spermiogenesis: New Insights from Type 1 Cannabinoid Receptor Knockout Mice

Giovanna Cacciola | Teresa Chioccarelli | ... | Gilda Cobellis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 510540
  • - Review Article

The Endocannabinoid System in the Postimplantation Period: A Role during Decidualization and Placentation

B. M. Fonseca | G. Correia-da-Silva | ... | N. A. Teixeira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 941237
  • - Review Article

Role of the Endocannabinoid System in the Central Regulation of Nonmammalian Vertebrate Reproduction

Erika Cottone | Valentina Pomatto | Patrizia Bovolin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 904748
  • - Review Article

Endocannabinoids and Endovanilloids: A Possible Balance in the Regulation of the Testicular GnRH Signalling

Rosanna Chianese | Vincenza Ciaramella | ... | Rosaria Meccariello
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