Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rob Burgess
    Pages 1-27
  3. Valerie Gutmann Koch, Beth E. Roxland, Barbara Pohl, Sarah K. Keech
    Pages 29-37
  4. Embryonic/Fetal Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Svetlana Gavrilov, Panagiotis Xenopoulos, Virginia E. Papaioannou
      Pages 41-57
    3. Dmitri Papatsenko, Huilei Xu, Avi Ma’ayan, Ihor Lemischka
      Pages 59-74
    4. Walter D. Niles, Dustin R. Wakeman, Evan Y. Snyder
      Pages 75-89
    5. Eleanor M. Bolton, J. Andrew Bradley, Craig J. Taylor
      Pages 91-104
  5. Pluripotent Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Jaymi T. Taiani, Mehdi Shafa, Derrick E. Rancourt
      Pages 129-138
    3. Fallon K. Noto, Stephen A. Duncan
      Pages 139-147
    4. Mahendra Rao, Nasir Malik
      Pages 149-160
    5. Amy Lynnette Van Deusen, Rania Nasis
      Pages 177-199
  6. Tissue Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Courtney Sachs, Marco Seandel
      Pages 203-210
    3. Charles Durand, Thomas Häupl, Pierre Charbord
      Pages 211-221
    4. Ming Jiang, Karin Williams, Simon W. Hayward
      Pages 223-233
    5. Patricia J. Keller, Lisa M. Arendt, Charlotte Kuperwasser
      Pages 235-244
    6. Brian W. Booth, Daniel Medina, Gilbert H. Smith
      Pages 245-254
    7. Isabelle Houbracken, Josue Kunjom Mfopou, Luc Bouwens
      Pages 271-281
    8. Mark E. Furth, Yunfang Wang, Vincenzo Cardinale, Guido Carpino, Giacomo Lanzoni, Cai-Bin Cui et al.
      Pages 283-310
    9. Malcolm R. Alison, Shahriar Islam
      Pages 311-320
    10. Shiva Prasad Potta, Tomo Šarić, Michael Heke, Jürgen Hescheler
      Pages 321-345
    11. Magdalena Götz, Swetlana Sirko
      Pages 347-361
    12. Heidi Scrable, Susan Ashrafzadeh-Kian
      Pages 363-373
  7. Stem Cell Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Alan Trounson
      Pages 377-389
    3. Patrick H. Blit, Anna I. Arno, Marc G. Jeschke
      Pages 399-409
    4. Dennis O. Clegg, Sherry T. Hikita, Qirui Hu, Dave Buchholz, Teisha J. Rowland, Britney Pennington et al.
      Pages 411-418
    5. Der-I Kao, Shuibing Chen
      Pages 419-426
  8. Stem Cells and Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Luigi Strizzi, Katharine M. Hardy, Thomas M. Bodenstine, Mary J. C. Hendrix
      Pages 441-448
    3. Leslie A. Crews, Catriona H. M. Jamieson
      Pages 449-458
    4. Sarah J. Conley, Max S. Wicha
      Pages 477-489
    5. Michael D. Hall, Alan O. Perantoni
      Pages 491-509
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 511-534

About this book


Stem Cells Handbook, second edition, emphasizes the advances in understanding and working with embryonic and fetal stem cells as well as induced pluripotent stem cells that show the most promise for clinical use. This new edition has been completely rewritten and updated to reflect the significant advances made in this field since publication of the first edition in 2004.

The thirty-six chapters in this book – all written by recognized experts in Stem Cell research – reflect the tremendous progress in the understanding of stem cell biology and the appreciation of the potential for using stem cells for therapy of cancer, aging, injury and congenital diseases. Arguably the biggest advances have been made in obtaining different populations of stem cells, inducing mature cells to act like stem cells, and the ever-critical issue of how to get these stem cells to expand and differentiate into the tissue precursor cells that then can be used to replace lost of damaged tissues.

No less exciting are the recent advances in understanding how stem cells function to maintain tissue integrity and how to use this knowledge to prevent developmental abnormalities. Other key topics discussed include: properties of tissue stem cells , transplantation of stem cells, the stem cell as a target for cancer treatment and prevention.


Embryonic cells Fetal stem cells Mesenchymal stem cells Totipotential stem cells iPSCs

Editors and affiliations

  • Stewart Sell
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State Health Department Wadsworth CenterAlbanyUSA

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