Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells in Animal Species: From Pre-clinic to Biodiversity

Editors: Brevini, Tiziana A.L. (Ed.)

  • Focuses solely on stem cell research and disease modelling in non-murine species
  • Covers details from pre-clinical models on cutting-edge topics like iPSC in large animals, canine embryo-derived stem cells and more
  • Reviews freezing and banking of stem cells as a safeguard for endangered species
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About this book

This volume focuses on stem cell research and disease modeling in non-murine species. The book is divided into three parts: Stem Cells for Pre-Clinical Models, Stem Cells in Non-Conventional Species, and Stem Cell Banking for the Future. The first section presents an overview of the different pre-clinical stem cell models recently created in animal species, including the porcine model for heart failure, iPSC in large animal species, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and canine embryo-derived stem cells and modeling for human diseases. This section also discusses the potential advantages and applications of these models.

The second part of this book describes recent efforts to use stem cells for preserving endangered species, including the snow leopard and coral reefs. From this perspective, stem cells are an invaluable tool to preserve bio-diversities. Frozen cells and gametes can be obtained from animals at risk of extinction and even from microorganisms and corals suffering from heavy changes in the eco-system; this may allow the cultivation of a generation of stem cell lines and represents an exciting opportunity to support and ensure the conservation of precious varieties of living creatures. This discussion leads easily into the third section, which discusses stem cell banking as a way of safeguarding these endangered species.

About the authors

Dr. Tiziana A.L. Brevini is currently an Associate Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at the University of Milan, Italy. She studied the interactions between the female genital tract and the maturing oocyte in the Department of Molecular Embryology at the University of Cambridge, U.K. She completed her doctorate degree in Endocrinology and Metabolic Sciences at the University of Milan, Italy, and then carried out research at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia. Her main areas of research focus on the understanding of cell differentiation and commitment, epigenetic control of cell fate and pluripotency-related networks in mammalian cells and embryos.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Stem Cells in Dystrophic Animal Models: From Preclinical to Clinical Studies

    Sitzia, Clemetina (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Understanding Tissue Repair Through the Activation of Endogenous Resident Stem Cells

    Aquila, Iolanda (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Large Animal Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as Models of Human Diseases

    Nandal, Anjali (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Fetal Adnexa-Derived Stem Cells Application in Horse Model of Tendon Disease

    Lange-Consiglio, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 69-105

  • Using Stem Cells to Study and Preserve Biodiversity in Endangered Big Cats

    Verma, Rajneesh (et al.)

    Pages 109-117

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34557-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cells in Animal Species: From Pre-clinic to Biodiversity
Editors
  • Tiziana A.L. Brevini
Series Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03572-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03572-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03571-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34557-4
Series ISSN
2196-8985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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