Stem Cells in Reproduction and in the Brain

  • J. Morser
  • S. -I. Nishikawa
  • H. R. Schöler
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-31437-7

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 60)

Table of contents (15 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. What Is a Stem Cell Niche?
    S. -I. Nishikawa, M. Osawa
    Pages 1-14
  3. Paternal Dual Barrier by Ifg2-H19 and Dlk1-Gtl2 to Parthenogenesis in Mice
    T. Kono, M. Kawahara, Q. Wu, H. Hiura, Y. Obata
    Pages 23-33
  4. Cell-Cell Fusion as a Means to Establish Pluripotency
    J. T. Do, H. R. Schöler
    Pages 35-45
  5. Toward Reprogramming Cells to Pluripotency
    P. Collas, C. K. Taranger
    Pages 47-67
  6. Tracking Stem Cells In Vivo
    R. Yoneyama, E. R. Chemaly, R. J. Hajjar
    Pages 99-109
  7. Derivation of Germ Cells from Embryonic Stem Cells
    J. Kehler, K. Hübner, H. R. Schöler
    Pages 125-142
  8. Germline Recruitment in Mice: A Genetic Program for Epigenetic Reprogramming
    Y. Ohinata, Y. Seki, B. Payer, D. O’Carroll, M. A. Surani, M. Saitou
    Pages 143-174
  9. Progenitor Cell-Based Myelination as a Model for Cell-Based Therapy of the Central Nervous System
    S. A. Goldman, J. Lang, N. Roy, S. J. Schanz, F. S. Sim, S. Wang et al.
    Pages 195-213
  10. Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
    J. Takahashi
    Pages 229-244
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 245-249

About these proceedings


Recently, expectations of the potential of regenerative medicine have risen because of the exciting results obtained in various areas of research. This book contains contributions from leading researchers in the field who describe their successes and the problems that remain in converting the hopes into concrete therapies. The focus of the book is on the role of stem cells in two main areas -- reproduction and the brain -- described from molecular, cellular, in vivo and clinical perspectives.


Brain Differentiation Embryo Nervous System Parkinson Regeneration Reproduction Stem Cells Vivo cell lines developmental biology genes

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Morser
    • 1
  • S. -I. Nishikawa
    • 2
  • H. R. Schöler
    • 3
  1. 1.Nihon Schering K.K. Research CenterKobeJapan
  2. 2.Center for Developmental BiologyKobeJapan
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for Molecular BiomedicineMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-31436-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31437-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075