Stem Cells Handbook

Stem Cells Handbook

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This survey on the "state-of-the-science" of stem cell biology explains the origins of stem cells and describes how they function, how they can cause illness, and how they might be employed to cure or ameliorate disease. In particular, the authors discuss the roles of stem cells in development and organogenesis, in normal tissue turnover, in the repair response to injury, and in carcinogenesis. They also explain how to obtain stem cells from different organs, culture them in vitro, and manipulate them for therapeutic use.show more

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  • Hardback | 522 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 30.48mm | 1,905.08g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • 255 black & white illustrations, 16 colour illustrations
  • 1588291138
  • 9781588291134

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Truly outstanding descriptions of the fields of early mammalian development, DNA methylation, neural stem cell biology, and imaging technologies help round the reader's knowledge through the use of perspicuous language and concepts. Developmental Cellshow more

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After decades of intense experimental work by a number of different investigators, it is now clearly recognized that the ability of stem cells to give rise to broad variety of differentiated cell types is critical not only to the emergence of new and more effective treatments for human diseases, but also to understanding the pathogenesis of congenital abnormalities and cancer. In Stem Cells Handbook, leading scientists in the field survey the "state-of-the-science" of stem cell biology, explaining the origin of stem cells, and describing how they function, how they can cause illness, and how they might be employed to cure or ameliorate disease. In particular, the authors discuss the roles of stem cells in development and organogenesis, in normal tissue turnover, in the repair response to injury, and in carcinogenesis. They also explain how to obtain stem cells from different organs, culture them in vitro, and manipulate them for therapeutic use. The book highlights the promise of using embryonic and adult tissue stem cells in both animal models and human diseases for the replacement of damaged tissue, for the treatment of cancer, for cell replacement, and for gene therapy treatments of genetic and metabolic diseases. Comprehensive and authoritative, Stem Cells Handbook not only critically reviews and summarizes the diverse studies now being carried out on this highly promising class of cells, but also constitutes every investigator's gold-standard reference on stem cell biology and medicine today.show more

Table of contents

Stem Cells: What Are They? Where Do They Come From? Why Are They Here? When Do They Go Wrong? Where Are They Going? Stewart Sell Stem Cells from Early Mammalian Embryos: Common Themes and Significant Differences Virginia E. Papaioannou and Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis Embryonic Stem Cells: Isolation and Application of Pluripotent Cells from the Pregastrulation Mammalian Embryo Joy Rathjen and Peter David Rathjen From Stem Cells to Functional Tissue Architecture: What Are the Signals and How Are They Processed? Sui Huang and Donald E. Ingber Germline Stem Cells Haifan Lin Stem Cells and Cloning Ian Wilmut and Lesley Ann Paterson Genomic Imprinting in Mouse Embryonic Stem and Germ Cells Jeffrey R. Mann and Piroska E. Szabo Stem Cells in Amphibian Regeneration David L. Stocum Stem Cells in Dermal Wound Healing William J. Lindblad Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells James E. Dennis and Arnold I. Caplan Normal and Leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Lineages Ernest A. McCulloch Developmental Origin of Murine Hematopoietic Stem Cells Lorraine Robb and Kyunghee Choi Stromal Support of Hematopoiesis Pierre Charbord Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Identification, Characterization, and Assays Ian Ponting, Yi Zhao and W. French Anderson Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Leukemia and Lymphoma Stephen M. Baird Neurons, Stem Cells, and Potential Therapies Fiona C. Mansergh, Michael A. Wride, and Derrick E. Rancourt Neural Stem Cells: From In Vivo to In Vitro and Back Again-Practical Aspects Michael A. Marconi, Kook I. Park, Yang D. Teng, Jitka Ourednik, Vaclav Ourednik, Rosanne M. Taylor, Aleksandra E. Marciniak, Marcel M. Daadi, Heather L. Rose, Erin B. Lavik, Robert Langer, Kurtis I. Auguste, Mahesh Lachyankar, Curt R. Freed, D. Eugene Redmond, Richard L. Sidman, and Evan Y. Snyder Molecular Genetic Approaches in the Study of Retinal Progenitor Cells and Stem Cells Till Marquardt and Peter Gruss Endothelial Progenitor Cells Takayuki Asahara and Jeffrey M. Isner Development of the Cardiovascular System in Embryoid Bodies Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells Heinrich Sauer, Maria Wartenberg, Agapios Sachinidis, and Jurgen Hescheler Transcription Factors, Growth Factors, and Signal Cascades Capable of Priming Cardiogenesis Agapios Sachinidis, Heinrich Sauer, Maria Wartenberg, and Jurgen Hescheler Strategies Using Cell Therapy to Induce Cardiomyocyte Regeneration in Adults with Heart Disease Silviu Itescu Generation and Stem Cell Repair of Cardiac Tissues Kathyjo A. Jackson and Margaret A. Goodell Stem Cells in Kidney Morphogenesis Emma M. A. Ball and Gail P. Risbridger Nephroblastoma: A Metanephric Caricature Alan O. Perantoni Stem Cells in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Wendy C. Weinberg and Stuart H. Yuspa The Stem Cell Plasticity of Aggressive Melanoma Tumor Cells Mary J. C. Hendrix, Elisabeth A. Seftor, Paul S. Meltzer, Angela R. Hess, Lynn M. Gruman, Brian J. Nickoloff, Lucio Miele, Don D. Sheriff, Gina C. Schatteman, Mario A. Bourdon, and Richard E. B. Seftor Stem Cells in Glandular Organs Karin Williams and Simon W. Hayward Gastrointestinal Stem Cells: Proliferation Kinetics and Differentiation Hierarchies Sherif M. Karam Stem Cell Origin of Cell Lineages, Proliferative Units, and Cancer in the Gastrointestinal Tract Mairi Brittan and Nicholas A. Wright Specification of Liver from Embryonic Endoderm Hideyuki Yoshitomi and Kenneth S. Zaret Animal Models for Assessing the Contribution of Stem Cells to Liver Development Douglas C. Hixson Normal Liver Progenitor Cells in Culture Katherine S. Koch and Hyam L. Leffert Permanent Lines of Stem Cells from the Liver Helene Strick-Marchand and Mary C. Weiss Biology of Human Liver Stem Cells Alastair J. Strain, Sarbjit S. Nijjar, and Heather A. Crosby Transplantation of Hepatic Stem Cells and Potential Applications for Cell Therapy Sanjeev Gupta and Jae-Jin Cho Plasticity of Adult-Derived Pancreatic Stem Cells Ammon B. Peck and Vijayakumar K. Ramiya Islet Cells Luc Bouwens Mammary Epithelial Stem Cells Gilbert H. Smith Morphogenesis of Prostate Cancer Helmut Bonkhoff Stem Cells in Lung Morphogenesis, Regeneration, and Carcinogenesis Ank A. W. ten Have-Opbroek, Scott H. Randell, and Barry R. Stripp Noninvasive Imaging in Stem Cell Therapies: Current State and Future Perspectives Juri Gelovani What Is the Future for Stem Cell Research?: Whether Entity or Function? Regis Doyonnas and Helen M. Blau Indexshow more

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