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Stem Cell Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Diseases

Boelens, Jaap Jan, Wynn, Robert (Eds.)

2013, IX, 171 p. 6 illus., 3 illus. in color.

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  • Offers multidisciplinary input  – from the clinic and the laboratory – into the management of LSD using cellular therapies, summarizing the recent and enormous changes in this field
  • Examines the current roles of treatments, including newer ones, and how they may be used in combination to treat these rare diseases
  • Provides state of the art treatment that can be implemented in daily practice and looks at possible long and short term future developments
Stem Cell therapy for lysosomal diseases (LSDs) is developing rapidly. This volume discusses the history, current practice and future perspectives of stem cells in inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and provides an international perspective on progress, limitations, and future directions (e.g. gene therapy, iPS, ES) in the field. Beginning with an overview of these diseases, the book covers the breadth of this topic from treatment options, bone marrow transplantation, and alternative treatment options, through long-term outcomes and future perspectives.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Enzyme replacement therapy - Gene therapy - Hematopoietic cell transplantation - Inborn errors of metabolism - Peroxisomes

Related subjects » Cell Biology - Human Genetics - Life Sciences

Table of contents 

1. Lysosomal Diseases and Therapeutic Options: An Overview.- 2. Alternative Treatment Options: Enzyme Replacement and Small Molecule Therapies.- 3. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Inborn Errors of Metabolism.- 4. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Long Term Neurodevelopmental and Somatic Outcome.- 5. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Expected Benefits and Limitations.- 6. Alternative Future Therapies for Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Embryonic Stem Cell- and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapy.- 7. New Directions and Conclusions.

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