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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 7 - Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury

Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 7

Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury

Hayat, M.A. (Ed.)

2012, XXII, 278 p. 50 illus., 38 illus. in color.

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  • Regenerative medicine
  • Cell or tissue transplantation
  • Disease and injury therapy
  • Color figures and tables
  • Extensive references

This seventh volume in the Springer’s landmark series of edited books discusses one of the most important subjects in contemporary medicine and scientific endeavors. The volume presents a staggering range of research into medical applications of stem cells and cancer stem cells. While stem cells are essential for normal life of multicellular organisms, including humans, cancer stem cells are a morbid entity having a robust resistance to therapies including conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

This authoritative publication explains the regenerative potential of stem cells and their mesenchymal progeny, reviewing clinical applications of the latter in the treatment of cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative pathologies. It covers the entire range of stem cells with known potential for therapeutic use, from human embryonic to germ cell-derived pluripotent stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. The chapters also deal with the role of TGF-beta in propagating human embryonic stem cells, and in facilitating their differentiation. Featuring discussions of molecular signaling pathways that modulate mesenchymal stem cell self-renewal and much more, this book is certain to have broad appeal among academicians and physicians alike.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Cancer therapy - Regenerative medicine - Tissue Engineering - Transplantation - Treatment of tissue/organ injury

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research - Internal Medicine - Life Sciences - Neuroscience - Oncology & Hematology

Table of contents 

I.    Regenerative medicine

1: Mesenchymal stem cell expansion for therapeutic application

6: Mobilization of pluripotent stem cells in patients with myocardial ischemia: from the bench to bedside

2: Role of induced pluripotent stem cells in regenerative medicine

3: Sulforaphane as new therapeutic agent for targeting of cancer stem cells with focus to prostate and pancreatic cancer

4: Technology platforms for heart regenerative therapy using pluripotent stem cells

5: Myocardial regeneration of adipose tissue-derived stem cells: differentiation, paracrine, fusion mechanisms

7: Mammary regeneration using embryonic stem cell engraftment

8: Recovery of the bone marrow in lethally irradiated host: role of hyper-activated stem cell factor receptor

9: Potential of bone marrow-derived stem cells in treatment of genetic diseases of the liver

10: Propagation of human bone marrow stem cells for craniofacial applications

11: Maintenance of pluripotency in mouse stem cells: use of hyaluronan in the long-term culture

12: Initiation of soft tissue sarcomas: muscle stem/progenitor cells as targets

13: Mesenchymal stem cells: complex players in lung repair & injury

II. Tissue engineering

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