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Neural Stem Cells: Preliminary Entry 2105 : Methods and Protocols

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Many questions related to stem cell properties and neural stem cell lineage and differentiation still linger. This second edition revises and expands upon the successful first edition in order to provide the most current, cutting-edge methods of today for the scientists working to answer these questions. The use of these step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols will allow investigators to produce pure populations that can serve as a means of understanding the biology of neural stem cells and adapting them for transplantation into disease models. This is an excellent source of information and inspiration.show more

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  • Hardback | 406 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 907.18g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2008
  • 51 black & white illustrations, 2 colour illustrations, 12 black & white tables, biography
  • 1588298469
  • 9781588298461

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From the reviews of the second edition: "Neural stem cells have been the focus of much research in an attempt to better understand the nature and behavior of these cells in vivo. ... The purpose is to clarify research protocols in the investigation of neural stem cells. These worthy objectives are met. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neurosciences are the main audience. ... This is a valuable acquisition for academic neuroscience, neurology, and neurosurgery libraries." (Celso Agner, Doody's Review Service, June, 2008) "Neural Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview on cutting-edge methods for scientists working on questions related to neural stem-cell biology. ... The volume outlines methods and protocols that allow investigating mechanisms, which regulate self-renewal, cell survival and differentiation of NSCs. A better understanding of these processes is of great importance for future successful applications of NSCs in neurodegenerative diseases and injuries." (S. Atanasoski, Schweizer Archiv fur Neurologie und Psychiatrie, April, 2009)show more

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Although there has been an explosion of interest and technology in the study of neural stem cells, many questions related to stem cell properties and neural stem cell lineage and differentiation still linger. Neural Stem Cells, 2nd Edition revises and expands upon the successful first edition in order to provide the most current, cutting-edge methods of today for the scientists working to answer these questions. The use of these step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols will allow investigators to produce pure populations that can serve as a means of understanding the biology of neural stem cells and adapting them for transplantation into disease models. In addition to the topics covered in the first edition, this new volume provides recently developed alternative methods for both human and rodent NSCs, along with chapters on karyotyping, migration, apoptosis, and NSC markers. Following the Methods in Molecular Biology(TM) series format, each chapter has an extended introduction for background, a list of necessary materials, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and current, Neural Stem Cells, 2nd Edition is an excellent source of information and inspiration for scientists longing to use these powerful cells against neurogenetic and neurodegenerative diseases.show more

Table of contents

Contents Preface Contributors PART I INTRODUCTION 1. Definitions and Criteria for Stem Cells Leslie P. Weiner 2. Neural Stem Cells and the Future Treatment of Neurologic Diseases: Raising the Standard Jaime Imitola and Samia J. Khoury PART II ISOLATION AND CULTURE OF NSCS 3. Neural Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Mirella Dottori and Martin F. Pera 4. Generating Neurons from Stem Cells Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis, Sachiko Murase, Justin D. Boyd, Deric M. Park, Daniel J. Hoeppner, Rea Ravin, and Ron McKay 5. Isolation of Neural Stem and Precursor Cells from Rodent Tissue Yuanyuan Wu, Ying Liu, Jonathan D. Chesnut, and Mahendra S. Rao 6. Adult Rodent Spinal Cord Derived Neural Stem Cells: Isolation and Characterization Lamya S. Shihabuddin 7. Adult Neural Stem Cells Rossella Galli, Angela Gritti, and Angelo L. Vescovi 8. Olfactory Ensheathing Cells: Isolation and Culture from the Olfactory Bulb and Olfactory Epithelium Susan C. Barnett and Jane Roskams 9. Production and Characterization of Immortal Human Neural Stem Cell Line with Multipotent Differentiation Property Seung U. Kim, Atsushi Nagai, Eiji Nakagawa, Hyun B. Choi, Jung H. Bang, Hong J. Lee, Myung A. Lee, Yong B. Lee, and In H. Park 10. Preparation of Neural Progenitors from Bone Marrow and Umbilical Cord Blood Shijie Song and J. Sanchez-Ramos 11. Production of Neurospheres from CNS Tissue Gregory P. Marshall II, Oleg Suslov, Tong Zheng, Dennis A. Steindler, and Eric D. Laywell 12. Nuclear Transfer to Study the Nuclear Reprogramming of Human Stem Cells Shigeo Saito, Ken Sawai, Yoshinobu Murayama, Keiichi Fukuda, and Kazunari Yokoyama PART III IN VITRO STUDIES A. CELLULAR TECHNIQUES 13. Clonal Analyses and Cryopreservation of Neural Stem Cell Cultures Angela Gritti, Rosella Galli and Angelo L. Vescovi 14. Telomere Neurobiology Mark P. Mattson, Peisu Zhang and Aiwu Cheng 15. Chromosomal Mosaicism in Neural Stem Cells Suzanne E. Peterson, Jurjen W. Westra, Christine M. Paczkowski, and Jerold Chun 16. In vitro Assays for Neural Stem Cell Differentiation: Induction of Dopaminergic Phenotype Marcel M. Daadi 17. In vitro Migration Assays of Neural Stem Cells Pascale Durbec, Isabelle Franceschini, Francoise Lazarini, and Monique Dubois-Dalcq 18. Measuring Apoptosis in Neural Stem Cells Brett T. Lund and Eve E. Kelland 19. Markers of Adult Neural Stem Cells Eric Wexler B.MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES 20. Differential Gene Expression in ES Derived Neural Stem Cells Using RT PCR Nicole Slawny, Crystal Pacut, and Theresa E. Gratsch 21. Microfluidic Devices for High Throughput Gene Expression Profiling Single hESC-derived Neural Stem Cell Yan Chen and Jiang F. Zhong 22. Electroporation Strategies for Genetic Manipulation and Cell Labeling Terence J. Van Raay, Rhonda T. Lassiter, and Michael R. Stark 23. Novel and Immortalization-Based Protocols for the Generation of Neural CNS Stem Cell Lines for Gene Therapy Approaches Luciano Conti and Elena Cattaneo PART IV STUDIES FOR TRANSPLANTATION 2show more

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From the reviews of the second edition: "Neural stem cells have been the focus of much research in an attempt to better understand the nature and behavior of these cells in vivo. ... The purpose is to clarify research protocols in the investigation of neural stem cells. These worthy objectives are met. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neurosciences are the main audience. ... This is a valuable acquisition for academic neuroscience, neurology, and neurosurgery libraries." (Celso Agner, Doody's Review Service, June, 2008) "Neural Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview on cutting-edge methods for scientists working on questions related to neural stem-cell biology. ... The volume outlines methods and protocols that allow investigating mechanisms, which regulate self-renewal, cell survival and differentiation of NSCs. A better understanding of these processes is of great importance for future successful applications of NSCs in neurodegenerative diseases and injuries." (S. Atanasoski, Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie, April, 2009)show more

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