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Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells in the Respiratory System

Editors: Rojas, Mauricio (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the potential role of different types of stem cell in lung repair
  • Describes animal models in which stem cells have been used
  • Assesses the implications for the future use of stem cells as therapy in lung diseases
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About this book

In this state-of-the-art exploration of a hugely dynamic and fast-evolving field of research, leading researchers share their collective wisdom on the role that stem cells could play in the context of physiological stress and lung injury. The text focuses on reviewing the most relevant—and recent—ideas on using local, endogenous, and exogenous progenitor/stem cells in preventing and treating injury to the lung. The lungs are one of the most complex organs in the human body, with a mature adult lung boasting at least 40 morphologically differentiated cell lineages. Our entire blood supply passes through the lung’s alveolar units during oxygenation. This interaction with the outside world, along with the intricacies of its structure, makes the lung a highly susceptible organ that is vulnerable to numerous types of injury and infection. This means that the mechanisms of lung repair are in themselves correspondingly complex. Because of their multipotentiality, as well as the fact of the lung’s relatively rapid cell turnover, stem cells are thought to be an important alternative cell-base therapy in lung injury. Despite the controversial nature of stem cell research, there has been growing interest in both local and endogenous stem cells in the lung. This highly topical book with chapters on everything from using mesenchymal stem cells in lung repair to the effect of physical activity on the mobilization of stem and progenitor cells, represents an exciting body of work by outstanding investigators and will be required reading for those with an interest in the subject.

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“This basic science book includes eight chapters on topics ranging from stem cell-matrix interactions to animal models of lung disease. … This concise book is written for basic science and clinical researchers interested in adult stem cells and pulmonary pathophysiology. … the information presented is valuable and informative, particularly if you are keen to learn more about the immunomodulatory functions of bone marrow stem cells.” (Bruce A. Fenderson, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2010)

“In this book, a number of leading investigators review the varied responses of different stem cell populations following physiological stress and lung injury. … The book is aimed at researchers and will be invaluable for graduate students or established scientists to dip into as required. Each chapter is well written, logical and serves as a stand alone review … . I enjoyed this book. The authors should be congratulated for producing an excellent book that reviews a difficult, fast moving and controversial area of biology.” (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, May, 2011)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-60761-775-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cells in the Respiratory System
Editors
  • Mauricio Rojas
Series Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-775-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-775-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-774-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-697-5
Series ISSN
2196-8985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 170
Topics