Stem Cell Regulators: Volume 87

Stem Cell Regulators: Volume 87 : Stem Cell Regulators

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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume focuses on stem cell regulators.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 839.14g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0123860156
  • 9780123860156
  • 2,135,167

Table of contents

Eicosanoids and stem cell function LM Pelus

Maternal intake of folic acid and neural crest stem cells Chandra SK Mayanil

MicroRNA and vascular smooth muscle cells Y Eugene Chen

Bam and Bgcn in Drosophila germ line stem cell differentiation Changsoo Kim

Transforming growth factor beta superfamily in mouse embryonic stem cell self-renewal Jay L. Vivian

Inhibitor of HIFα proteins and embryonic stem cells Jose M Sanchez-Puelles

sFRP2 as a mediator of mesenchymal stem cells Pampee Paul Young

Activin as a promoter of mouse trophoblast stem cells David R Natale

TGFss1 induces differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells Basil M Hantash

Cytokine-dependent activation of hepatocyte-like progenitor cells D Hunter Best and WB Coleman

Factors regulating pluripotency and differentiation in early mammalian embryos and embryo-derived stem cells MA Ciemerych w Aneta Suwinska

Regulation of muscle stem cell activation - the role of growth factors and extracellular matrix Edyta Brzoska & Maria A. Ciemerych

Regulatory role of Klf5 in the maintenance of stemness and in early mouse development Tommaso Russo and Silvia Parisi

Insulin and germline proliferation in C. elegans E Jane Albert Hubbard

Adult cardiac-derived stem cells: differentiation and survival regulators Nanako Kawaguchi

Manipulation of signaling pathways to generate pancreatic ss-cells from embryonic stem cells Tsaniras Champeris

Mechanical loading and matrix production by mesenchymal stem cells Gwendolyn (Gwen) C Reilly

Nestin and hemopoietic stem cells Simon Mendez-Ferrer

Select glucocorticoids stimulate neurogenesis Wei Chen

Transplantation of embryonic stem cells and insulin production Ashleigh Boyd

Molecular regulation of bone development Amjad Joved

Effect of progesterone on human mesenchymal stem cells Dobroslav Kyurkchiev

Aberrations and therapeutics involving the developmental pathway Hedgehog in pancreatic cancer Fergal C. Kelleher

Micro RNAs and mesenchymal stem cells Giovanni Camussi

Thymosins and muscle regeneration Takahiko Hara
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About Litwack

Following a liberal arts education with a major in chemistry and biology at Hobart College, Gerald (Gerry) Litwack earned M.S. and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he served as a Lecturer in Enzymology before starting a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. His first academic position was assistant professor of biochemistry at Rutgers University where he started his work on hormone action for six years. During this period, he did a sabbatical at the University of California, Berkeley, where he concentrated on rapid enzyme kinetics. In 1960 he accepted an offer of an associate professorship at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. In 1964, he was invited to be full professor of biochemistry at The Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple Medical School, simultaneously with a Career Development Award from the NIH, where he later was named Deputy Director of the Institute and the Laura H. Carnell Professor in biochemistry. Subsequently, he was given the Faculty Research Award. He co-discovered ligandin, later found to be in the family of glutathione S-transferases, enzymes that protect the body from carcinogens. In 1991, he moved to the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as Professor of Biochemistry, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Deputy Director of the Kimmel Cancer Research Institute. Later, he became chair of the combined Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and concurrently held the position of Vice Dean for Research. In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles and from 2004-2006 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine and, in this period, wrote "Human Biochemistry and Disease" a volume of 1254 pages. In 2007, he moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Founding Chair of Basic Sciences and Acting Associate Dean for Research to start a new medical school, The Commonwealth Medical College. Having completing his mission in 2010, he moved to The Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A & M Health Science Center, as Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director. Currently, he is retired and lives in North Hollywood, California, where he continues as an author and as Series Editor of Vitamins and Hormones. He is involved in writing another textbook and has written a first novel, "One-Eighty".
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