INTRODUCTION TO BIOREGENERATIVE ENGINEERING.
PART I FOUNDATIONS OF BIOREGENERATIVE ENGINEERING.
Section 1. Molecular Basis for Bioregenerative Engineering.
Chapter 1. Structure and Function of Macromolecules.
Chapter 2. Regulation of Gene Expression.
Chapter 3. Structure and Function of Cellular Components.
Chapter 4. Extracellular Matrix.
Section 2. Regulatory Mechanisms of Regeneration.
Chapter 5. Cell Signaling Pathways and Mechanisms.
Chapter 6. Fundamental Cellular Functions.
Section 3. Developmental Aspects of Bioregenerative Engineering.
Chapter 7. Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development.
Chapter 8. Embryonic Organ Development.
Chapter 9. Regeneration of Adult Cells, Tissues, and Organs.
PART II PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF BIOREGENERATIVE ENGINEERING TO ORGAN SYSTEMS.
Section 4. Principles of Bioregenerative Engineering.
Chapter 10. Molecular Aspects of Bioregenerative Engineering.
Chapter 11. Cell and Tissue Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 12. Biomaterial Aspects of Bioregenerative Engineering.
Section 5. Application of Bioregenerative Engineering to Organ Systems.
Chapter 13. Nervous Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 14. Cardiac Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 15. Vascular Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 16. Pulmonary Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 17. Liver Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 18. Gastrointestinal Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 19. Pancreatic Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 20. Urinary Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 21. Skeletal Muscle Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 22. Bone and Cartilage Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 23. Ocular Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 24. Skin Regenerative Engineering.
Chapter 25. Regenerative Engineering for Cancer.
- Integrates biochemical, physiological, and engineering into a single text
- Provides the fundamental theory concurrently with experimental approaches
- Combines molecular biology with potential applications, which should interest engineering students
- Sets an important foundation for presenting the fundamental concepts of molecular, cellular, and tissue engineering – especially important because engineering students lack a background in biochemistry, physiology, and cell biology
- Addresses experimental design, methods, and modeling at the molecular/cellular/ tissue levels. A common problem for students and researchers is to perceive the mechanisms at these levels and design a successful project. Integrating experimental aspects with teaching material will improve the understanding of fundamentals
- Fills a gap in the field, where there is a lack of an “adequate” textbook on tissue engineering
- Contains exercises at the end of each chapter, and the author will provide a solutions manual for academic adopters
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