Tissue stem cells and their medical applications have become a major focus of research over the past decade. With 16 full-color illustrations, this reference provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the current and emerging technologies for stem cell research and transplantation. Divided into three sections covering general issues, adult stem cells within specific tissues, and clinical applications, this source studies advances in bone marrow transplantation, cancer development modeling, tumor analysis, and gene therapy.
Table of Contents
GENERAL ISSUES. Stem Cell Niche. Stem Cell Protective Mechanisms. Stem Cell Genetics. Stem Cell Regulatory Pathways. Plasticity. SPECIFIC TISSUES. Breast. Neural. Skin. Gut. Liver. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS. Bone Marrow Transplantation. Cancer Development Modeling. Tumors. Pancreas and Diabetes. Neural Degenerative Diseases. Gene Therapy. Skin Issues. Melanoblasts
"…The book strikes an excellent balance between theoretical discussion and
experimental biology. Each chapter provides a helpful introduction, thorough
discussion of the literature, and complete list of current references….This
book provides a useful summary of current information and a welcome source of
inspiration for students and scientists interested in adult stem cell biology."
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