Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Lipidomics of Stem Cells

Editors: Pébay, Alice, Wong, Raymond CB (Eds.)

  • One of the few books to look at lipids and their role in stem cell biology
  • Authors are field leaders providing international perspective and expertise
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This book combines the current knowledge on the role of lipids in stem cell pluripotency and differentiation. It showcases various approaches to the study of lipids and focuses on various types of stem cells and specific lipids driving maintenance or differentiation. The volume includes chapters reviewing roles of specific lipids in pluripotency, neurogenesis and exocytosis as well as in cancer stem cells. Examples of different classes of lipids—such as sphingolipids, lysophospholipids, cannabinoids and neutral lipids—are described and illustrate the vast biological effects of this class of molecules. The international contributors are all recognized experts in their respective fields.

Covering the various aspects of the topic, Lipidomics of Stem Cells provides an up-to-date snapshot—unique among the literature—of where the lipid world is in terms of understanding the roles of lipids in stem cell biology. It provides an essential reference for stem cell biologists, lipid biologists, development biologists, students, academics and clinicians in related areas.

About the authors

Associate Professor Alice Pébay, Ph.D., is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and the principal investigator of the Neuroregeneration Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience and has extensive expertise in cell biology, having published more than 50 peer reviewed articles and chapters in the field of stem cell biology and lysophospholipid biology. Dr Pébay's current research focuses on the mechanisms that enable human pluripotent stem cells to maintain their pluripotency and allow them differentiate towards specific retinal lineages. Dr Pébay also has comprehensive experience in neurotrauma research and a strong interest in the cellular mechanisms involved in the genetic disease, Friedreich Ataxia.
Dr. Raymond CB Wong, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and the principal investigator of the Cellular Reprogramming Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. He is a stem cell biologist specialising in human pluripotent stem cells and reprogramming. He completed his Ph.D. in stem cell biology (Monash University) and overseas postdoctoral training in University of California Irvine and subsequently National Institutes of Health. His previous research in the past 13 years has led to improvement in methods of growing and generating human pluripotent stem cells.  Dr. Wong's current research focuses on developing methods to turn human pluripotent stem cells into retinal cells, as well as utilizing human stem cells to model and study pathological progression of various retinal diseases to improve treatment options.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Lysophosphatidic Acid and Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Pluripotent Stem Cells

    Lidgerwood, Grace E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Morphogenetic Sphingolipids in Stem Cell Differentiation and Embryo Development

    Wang, Guanghu (et al.)

    Pages 11-40

  • Autotaxin in Stem Cell Biology and Neurodevelopment

    Fuss, Babette

    Pages 41-63

  • Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) Signaling in Neurogenesis

    McDonald, Whitney S. (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Fate Through Fat: Neutral Lipids as Regulators of Neural Stem Cells

    Hamilton, Laura K. (et al.)

    Pages 87-115

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49343-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49342-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lipidomics of Stem Cells
Editors
  • Alice Pébay
  • Raymond CB Wong
Series Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49343-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49343-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49342-8
Series ISSN
2196-8985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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