eBook Stem Cells Handbook, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461476968
  • ISBN-13: 9781461476962
  • DDC: 612.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 534 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

This book discusses critical areas of progress in stem cell research, including the most recent research and applications of pluripotent embryonic cells, induced pluripotent cells, oligopotent tissue stem cells and cancer stem cells. The text covers basic knowledge of stem cell biology, stem cell ethics, development of techniques for applying stem cell therapy, the technology of obtaining appropriate cells for transplantation as well as the role of stem cells in cancer and how therapy may be directed to cancer stem cells. This new volume is essential reading for all scientists currently in the field or allied research areas, and those for those graduate students who envision a career in stem cells. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
Contributors.
Introduction to Stem Cells.
1: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research.
2: Embryonic/Fetal Stem Cells.
3: Stem Cells from Early Mammalian Embryos.
4: Quantitative Approaches to Model Pluripotency and Differentiation in Stem Cells.
5: Growth Dynamics of Fetal Human Neural Stem Cells.
6: Immunobiology of Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Transplantation.
7: Pluripotent Stem Cells.
8: Urodele Limb Regeneration: Mechanisms of Blastema Formation and Growth.
9: Mechanism of miR-302-Mediated iPS Cell Generation.
10: Bioreactor Expansion of Pluripotent Stem Cells.
11: Generation of Hepatocyte-Like Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.
12: Neural Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cells.
13: Generation of Anterior Foregut Derivatives from Pluripotent Stem Cells.
14: Commercial Opportunities for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
15: Tissue Stem Cells.
16: Spermatogonial Stem Cells in Adult Mice and Men.
17: Characterization of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche: Cellular and Molecular Analysis.
18: Glandular Stem Cells (GSCs): Stem Cells in Glandular Organs.
19: Human Mammary Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells.
20: Mammary Epithelial Stem Cells.
21: Gastric Stem Cell Biology: Proliferation Kinetics, Differentiation Hierarchies, and Role in Carcinogenesis.
22: Progenitors of Islet Cells.
23: Stem Cell Populations Giving Rise to Liver, Biliary Tree, and Pancreas.
24: Liver Regeneration in Health and Disease.
25: Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Embryonic Stem Cells, and Their Cardiomyocyte Derivatives: An Overview.
26: Potential of Glial Cells.
27: Stem Cells and Aging.
28: Stem Cell Transplantation.
29: Translating Stem Cell Discoveries.
30: Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cell Transplantation: From Tissue Regeneration to Immune Modulation.
31: Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering in Burns and Wounds.
32: Derivation of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells for the Treatment of Ocular Disease.
33: Stem Cells and Diabetes.
34: Stem Cells and Cancer.
35: Cancer Is a Problem of Developmental Biology: Maturation Arrest and the Hierarchical Model of the Origin of Cancer from Stem Cells.
36: Targeting the Stem Cell Plasticity of Tumor Cells.
37: Molecular Evolution of Leukemia Stem Cells.
38: Rodent Models for Assessing the Role of Stem Cells in Liver Development, Regeneration, and Carcinogenesis.
39: Breast Cancer Stem Cells: From Theory to Therapy.
40: Nephroblastoma/Wilms Tumor: A Corrupted Cap Stem Cell Caricature.
About the Editor.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
Contributors.
Introduction to Stem Cells.
1: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research.
2: Embryonic/Fetal Stem Cells.
3: Stem Cells from Early Mammalian Embryos.
4: Quantitative Approaches to Model Pluripotency and Differentiation in Stem Cells.
5: Growth Dynamics of Fetal Human Neural Stem Cells.
6: Immunobiology of Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Transplantation.
7: Pluripotent Stem Cells.
8: Urodele Limb Regeneration: Mechanisms of Blastema Formation and Growth.
9: Mechanism of miR-302-Mediated iPS Cell Generation.
10: Bioreactor Expansion of Pluripotent Stem Cells.
11: Generation of Hepatocyte-Like Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.
12: Neural Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cells.
13: Generation of Anterior Foregut Derivatives from Pluripotent Stem Cells.
14: Commercial Opportunities for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
15: Tissue Stem Cells.
16: Spermatogonial Stem Cells in Adult Mice and Men.
17: Characterization of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche: Cellular and Molecular Analysis.
18: Glandular Stem Cells (GSCs): Stem Cells in Glandular Organs.
19: Human Mammary Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells.
20: Mammary Epithelial Stem Cells.
21: Gastric Stem Cell Biology: Proliferation Kinetics, Differentiation Hierarchies.