Human Stem Cell Manual

Human Stem Cell Manual : A Laboratory Guide

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Stem cells are self-replicating and undifferentiated, meaning their function is not yet cell, tissue, or organ-specific. Due to the unique nature of these cells, research into their biology and function holds great promise for therapeutic applications through replacement or repair of diseased and damaged cells. This reader-friendly manual provides a practical "hands on" guide to the culture of human embryonic and somatic stem cells. By presenting methods for embryonic and adult lines side-by-side, the authors lay out an elegant and unique path to understanding the science of stem cell practice. The authors begin with a broad-based introduction to the field, and also review legal and regulatory issues and patents. Each experimental strategy is presented with an historical introduction, detailed method, discussion of alternative methods, and common pitfalls. This lab guide for researchers also serves as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory courses.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 488 pages
  • 188 x 254 x 35.6mm | 1,179.33g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123704650
  • 9780123704658
  • 2,145,459

Table of contents

Foreword by James Battey
Foreword by Jeannie Fontana
Part I: Basic methods: Maintenance of stem cell cultures
1.Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture
2.Feeder layers and feeder-free culture
3.Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast Feeder Cells
4.Cryopreservation of hESC

Part II: Basic methods: Characterization of stem cells
5.Classical Cytogenetics: Karyotyping
6.Spectral Karyotyping and Fluorescent in situ Hybridization
7.Using SNP Genotyping to Identify Cell Lines, Determine Genomic Abnormalities and Monitor DNA Methylation Patterns
8.FACS/Cell sorting
9.Fluorescence Immunocytochemical Analysis of Stem Cells
10.Characterization of Stem Cells Using RT-PCR
11.Gene Expression Profiling of Stem Cells by Microarray
12.Teratomas produced from Human Embryonic Stem Cells Xenografted into Immunodeficient Mice
13.Generation of HESC-Derived Teratomas
Part III: Differentiation of stem cells
14."Embryoid Body" Formation and Neuroepithelia Differentiation
15.Motor Neuron and Dopamine Neuron Differentiation
16.Oligodendrocyte Differentiation from hESC
Part IV: Genetic manipulation of stem cells
19.Genetic Manipulation of hESC: Lentivirus Vectors
20.Methods developed for mouse ES cells
Part V: Advanced methods
21.Derivation of human ES cells
22.Neural Stem Cell Culture
23.Transplantation of stem cells
24.In vitro fertilization
25.Functional characterization-neural cells
Part VI: Practical issues in establishing a human ES cell laboratory
26.Setting Up a Facility for hESC Research

Part VII: Essays on stem cell biology
27.Intellectual Property: Owning the Stem Cell
28.Ethical Concerns for Stem Cell Research
29.Guidelines for hESC Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committees
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