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The fields of stem cell research, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and cloning are very closely related. It is important for researchers in each of these disciplines to be aware of the methods and principles in the others. Elsevier publishes some of the highest individual references in these areas. Bringing together the principles, applications, and basic understanding in these related areas of science will provide a new reference which is serve the needs of a variety of researchers. Edited by Dr. Bruce Carlson, Stem CellAnthology will be valuable to researchers and students who need to save time and link concepts to principles, applications, and methods in order to work more effectively and see links for potential collaborations.
I. Introductory Chapters Pluripotential stem cells from vertebrate embryos: Present perspective and future challenges Postnatal stem cells Adult epithelial tissue stem cells Mesenchymal stem cells Stem cells, plasticity and regeneration
II. Methods for Preparing Embryonic or Pluripotent Stem Cells Setting up a facility for human embryonic stem cell research Approaches for derivation and maintenance of human embryonic stem cells: Detailed procedures and alternatives Derivation and differentiation of human embryonic germ cells Genetic manipulation of human embryonic stem cells Induced pluripotential stem cell derivation
III. Types and Properties of Stem Cells Molecular basis of pluripotency Characteristics and characterization of human pluripotential stem cells Multipotent adult progenitor cells Bone marrow stem cells: Properties and pluripotency Hematopoietic stem cell properties, markers, and therapeutics Stem cells in the gastrointestinal tract Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and placenta Nuclear transfer for stem cells
IV. Application of Stem Cell Biology to Regenerative Medicine Neural stem cells for central nervous system repair Spinal cord injury Stem cells and heart disease Cell-based repair for cardiovascular regeneration: What, why, how and where are we going in the next 5-10 years Pancreatic stem cells Insulin-producing cells derived from stem cells: A potential treatment for diabetes Regeneration of epidermis from adult keratinocyte stem cells Implantation of myogenic cells in skeletal muscles Cell-based therapies for musculoskeletal repair Retinal pigment epithelium derived from embryonic stem cells