2009

Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

ISBN: 978-3-540-77754-0 (Print) 978-3-540-77755-7 (Online)

Table of contents (68 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVI

  2. General Aspects: General and Ethical Aspects

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      Pages 1-3

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      Pages 5-12

      The History of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Perspective

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      Pages 13-22

      Economic Modeling and Decision Making in the Development and Clinical Application of Tissue Engineering

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      Pages 23-35

      Ethical Issues in Tissue Engineering

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      Pages 37-46

      Sourcing Human Embryonic Tissue: The Ethical Issues

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      Pages 47-55

      Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Their Goals, Their Methods and Their Consequences from an Ethical Viewpoint

  3. Biological Considerations: Tissue and Organ Differentiation

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      Pages 57-59

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      Pages 61-70

      Control of Organogenesis: Towards Effective Tissue Engineering

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      Pages 71-82

      Cytokine Signaling in Tissue Engineering

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      Pages 83-88

      Influence of Mechanical Effects on Cells. Biophysical Basis

  4. Engineering Strategies: Engineering at the Genetic and Molecular Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-91

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      Pages 93-108

      Towards Genetically Designed Tissues for Regenerative Medicine

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      Pages 109-120

      Posttranscriptional Gene Silencing

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      Pages 121-135

      Biomolecule Use in Tissue Engineering

  5. Engineering Strategies: Engineering at the Cellular Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

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      Pages 139-157

      Fetal Tissue Engineering: Regenerative Capacity of Fetal Stem Cells

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      Pages 159-166

      Embryonic Stem Cell Use

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      Pages 167-176

      The Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cell (USSC) From Cord Blood For Regenerative Medicine

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      Pages 177-195

      Mesenchymal Stem Cells: New Insights Into Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

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      Pages 197-208

      Stem Cell Plasticity: Validation Versus Valedictory

  6. Engineering Strategies: Engineering at the Tissue Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

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      Pages 211-232

      Bone Tissue Engineering

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      Pages 233-242

      Cartilage Engineering

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      Pages 243-253

      Muscle Tissue Engineering

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      Pages 255-269

      Tendon and Ligament Tissue Engineering: Restoring Tendon/Ligament and Its Interfaces

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