Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells

Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 6

Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury

Editors: Hayat, M.A. (Ed.)

  • Treatment of cancer patients
  • Methods for tissue engineering
  • Role of growth promoting factors in cancer
  • Treatment of injuries using cell therapy
  • Extensively illustrated with color figures
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The difference among pluripotent stem cells, multipotent stem cells, and unipotent stem cells is pointed out. Vast therapeutic applications of the following specific stem cells in disease and tissue injury are discussed: human embryonic stem cells, human mesenchymal stem cells, germ cell-derived pluripotent stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, human umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells, breast tumor stem cells,and hematopoietic stem cells. Because of the potential of human embryonic stem cells to produce unlimited quantities of any human cell type, considerable focus is placed on their therapeutic potential. Because of their pluripotency, these cells have been used in various applications such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, pharmacological and toxicological studies, and fundamental studies of cell differentiation. The formation of embryoid bodies, which are three-dimensional aggregates of embryonic stem cells, is explained as this is the first step in cell differentiation. Such embryoid body culture has been widely used as a trigger for the in vitro differentiation of embryonic stem cells. The basic capacity of self-renewal of human embryogenic stem cells is explained. The role of TGF-beta in the propagation of human embryonic stem cells is discussed. The differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into neurons, hepatocytes, cardiomyocytes, and retinal cells is fully explained. Donor policies for hematopoietic stem cells are also explained.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Propagation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Role of TGF β

    Pethe, Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Self-renewal of Embryonic Stem Cells: Cell Cycle Regulation

    Koledova, Zuzana

    Pages 11-20

  • Gene Expression and Epigenetic Signatures of Germ Cell-Derived Pluripotent Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells

    Nolte, Jessica (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Human Embryonic Stem Cell Bank: Implication of Human Leukocyte Antigens and ABO Blood Group Antigens for Cell Transplantation

    Lee, Jeoung Eun (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells into Glutamatergic Neurons (Methods)

    Lin, Yenshou

    Pages 47-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 6
Book Subtitle
Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury
Editors
  • M.A. Hayat
Series Title
Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2993-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2993-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2992-6
Series ISSN
2215-0994
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 448
Topics