Course syllabus PHD_P014_N - Reproductive endocrinology (FBFS - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Reproductive endocrinology
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Agrobiotechnology - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Agrobiotechnology - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Molecular Biology - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Molecular Biology - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
preparing and presentation of the project
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the subject - is to provide knowledge about production, secretion and transport of hormones and their mechanisms of effect in target reproductive tissues. The subject is focused on the regulatory mechanisms of female and male reproductive system and possible signaling pathways regulated by exogenous and endogenous substances concentrated on reproduction and the fields of practical use of hormones in biology, agriculture and medicine. Subject provides theoretical and practical knowledge about the effects of hormones and various factors affecting reproduction in animals. Identification of intracellular regulators of endocrine and reproductive system is important for the health and fertility of animals.

Learning outcomes - graduate of the study is able to understand extracellular and intracellular mechanisms regulating biological systems.
Course contents:
Function and classification of biological signaling molecules. Hormones and hormone-like substances. Extracellular regulators of reproductive functions. Gonadotropins and their regulators. Steroid hormones. Growth factors. Prolactin. Oxytocin and analogues. Leptin. Ghrelin. Prostaglandins. Cytokines. Intracellular regulators of reproductive functions - pretein kinases, transcription factors.
Recommended or required reading:
JAVORKA, K.2001. Lekárska fyziológia. Učebnica pre lekárske fakulty. Martin: Osveta, 2001. 678 s.
KOLESAROVA, A., CAPCAROVA, M., ROYCHOUDHURY, S. 2010. Metal induced ovarian signaling. Nitra : Slovak Agricultural University, 135 p., ISBN 978-80-552-0456-7.
KREZE, A., LANGER, P., KLIMEŠ, I., LICHARDUS, B. 1993. Praktická endokrinológia. Bratislava: SAP, 549 s., ISBN 80-85665-17-4
SIROTKIN, A.V., KOLESÁROVÁ, A. 2011. Cell regulation: endocrine regulation of ovarian cell functions.Nitra : Slovak Agricultural University, 66 p., ISBN : 978-80-552-0613-4.
SIROTKIN, A.V., KOLESÁROVÁ, A. 2012. Cell regulation: intacelular regulation of ovarian cell functions. Nitra : Slovak University of Agriculture, 76 p., ISBN 978-80-552-0755-1.
SIROTKIN. A.V. 2010. Regulators of ovarian functions. Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York. 183 p.
STÁRKA, L. et al. 2007. Pokroky v endokrinológii. MAXDORF: Praha, 785 s., ISBN 978-80-7345-129-5
STÁRKA, L., ZAMRAZIL, V. et al. 1997. Základy klinické endokrinologie. MAXDORF: Praha, 378 s., ISBN 80-7345-066-6

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 6

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Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Adriana Kolesárová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
prof. Ing. Norbert Lukáč, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
14. 1. 2019
prof. Ing. Adriana Kolesárová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 01/14/2019.

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