Create new research directions in comparative endocrinology from Asia and Oceania

Kazuyoshi Tsutsui

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    Abstract

    The Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE) was founded in 1987, when the first congress was held in Nagoya, Japan. The purpose of the AOSCE is to progress scientific activities in the field of comparative endocrinology in Asia and Oceania and to establish a deep relationship among the members. For this purpose, the AOSCE holds a congress or an intercongress symposium every 2. years, which organizes an attractive scientific program covering the latest progress in the broad aspect of comparative endocrinology. 2012 was the 25th anniversary of AOSCE. Our scientific activities have increased dramatically during the past 25. years. The 7th AOSCE congress was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012. The theme of this congress was " Overcoming challenges in the 21st century" To overcome challenges in the 21st century, we further need to create new research directions in comparative endocrinology from Asia and Oceania. This paper describes a brief history of the AOSCE and also highlights the discovery of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) and the progress of GnIH research as one of new research directions in comparative endocrinology. In 2000, GnIH was discovered in Japan and now more than 50 laboratories are working on GnIH in the world. The discovery of GnIH has changed our understanding about regulation of the reproductive axis drastically in the past decade.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)192-196
    Number of pages5
    JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
    Volume181
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 5

    Keywords

    • Asia and Oceania
    • Comparative endocrinology
    • Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH)
    • History
    • New research directions
    • Novel neurohormones

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Endocrinology

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