Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Adult Stem Cells

Editors: Turksen, Kursad (Ed.)

  • Discusses the current knowledge regarding the identity, location and biological potentials of the adult stem cells in a given tissue
  • Fully-updated new edition of a 2004 bestseller
  • Written by internationally renowned stem cell experts
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About this book

Adult Stem Cells, second edition, takes a critical look at issues concerning the developmental or differentiation potential for a variety of tissue types and for specific adult stem cell types. Since the first edition appeared a decade ago, our understanding of adult stem cells, and more specifically tissue-specific adult stem cells, has advanced tremendously. And an increased interest in regenerative medicine and potential stem cell applications has driven a quest for better understanding of stem cell biology. In turn, this has spawned much activity on generation and utilization of more and better reagents to identify and isolate stem cells and stem cell-like subpopulations, and on assays elucidating their developmental or differentiation potential and functional integration with host tissues and organs.

In this fully updated new edition, chapters cover topics ranging from signaling pathways maintaining stemness in hematopoietic cells to regeneration after injury and endocrine mechanisms underlying the stem cell theory of aging. Other chapters cover stem cells by organ or system including pituitary, cardiac, epithelial, teeth, lung, ovary, prostate, liver, and many more. Importantly, the authors of the chapters have not only summarized their successes, but have also summarized some of the difficulties that each particular field is still facing with respect to maximizing the utility of stem cells in clinical settings. Collectively, they impart both the excitement and challenges facing stem cell utilization for repair and regeneration making this book essential reading for those involved in stem cell research as well as those involved in clinical assays.

About the authors

Dr. Kursad Turksen is a stem-cell biologist with a passion for understanding epidermal stem cells' commitment and differentiation and their utility in regeneration. He has also been interested in the role of the Claudin family of tight junction proteins in cell lineage analysis and differentiation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, as well as the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine book series.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Signaling Pathways Maintaining Stemness in Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cells

    Arreba-Tutusaus, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Adult Stem Cell Niche

    Ramakrishnan, Aravind (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Adult Stem Cells: Adult Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells

    Meng, Jinhong (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • Adult Cardiac Stem Cells: Identity, Location and Potential

    Ellison, Georgina M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-90

  • Adult Pituitary Stem Cells

    Florio, Tullio

    Pages 91-109

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4609-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adult Stem Cells
Editors
  • Kursad Turksen
Series Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9569-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9569-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9568-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4609-9
Series ISSN
2196-8985
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 429
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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