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Stem Cells: From Biology to Therapy

ISBN: 978-3-527-66852-6
778 pages
June 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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This third in the Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Series contains a careful selection of new and updated, high-quality articles from the well-known Meyer's Encyclopedia, describing new perspectives in stem cell research. The 26 chapters are divided into four sections: Basic Biology, Stem Cells and Disease, Stem Cell Therapy Approaches, and Laboratory Methods, with the authors chosen from among the leaders in their respective fields.
This volume represents an essential guide for students and researchers seeking an overview of the field.
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Table of Contents

BASIC BIOLOGY
Epigenetic regulation in Pluripotent Stem Cells
Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells
Naturally Occurring Adult Stem Cells
Spermatogonial Stem Cell (SSCs) system
Stem Cell Dormancy: Maintaining a Reserved Population
Stem Cells in the Adult Brain: Neurogenesis
Embryonic Stem Cells
LABORATORY METHODS
Cardiomyocytes from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Cloned Mice from Adult Stem Cells
Cloned Mice from Embryonic Stem Cells
Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells
Muscle Stem Cells: Their Discovery, Properties, and In Vitro Manipulation
Nuclear Transfer for Cloning Animals
Pluripotent Stem Cells Induction (iPSC) from Umbilical Cord Blood
Ventricular Muscle Tissue from Ventricular Progenitor Cells
STEM CELL THERAPY
Gene Therapy of Genetic Diseases of Blood Cells Targeting Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Mesenchymal Stem Cells Characteristics, Niches and Applications for Cell Therapy
Stem Cells and Parkinson's disease
Spinal Cord Therapy with Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Therapeutics against Cancer Stem Cells
Translating Stem Cells to the Clinic: From modeling disease to cellular products
STEM CELLS AND DISEASE
Cancer Stem Cells
Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells
Prostate Tissue Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer Progression
The Role of Stem Cell Niches in Self-renewal, Aging, and Malignancy
Stem Cells and Colon Cancer
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Author Information

Dr. Robert A. Meyers, the Editor in Chief (EiC) of the Encyclopedia of Cell and Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine, originated the Encyclopedia and continues responsibility for the project.
Dr. Meyers has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCLA and was a postdoctoral and faculty member at the California Institute of Technology. He is president of Ramtechlimited and is author or editor in chief of an additional twelve books and 20 technical papers as well as ten patents.
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