Adult Stem Cells

  • Kursad Turksen

Part of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine book series (STEMCELL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Patricia Arreba-Tutusaus, Florian H. Heidel
    Pages 1-13
  3. Aravind Ramakrishnan, Manoj M. Pillai, Beverly J. Torok-Storb
    Pages 15-30
  4. Jinhong Meng, Jennifer E. Morgan
    Pages 31-45
  5. Georgina M. Ellison, Andrew J. Smith, Cheryl D. Waring, Beverley J. Henning, Anna O. Burdina, Joanna Polydorou et al.
    Pages 47-90
  6. Tullio Florio
    Pages 91-109
  7. Azel Zine, Hubert Löwenheim, Bernd Fritzsch
    Pages 111-161
  8. Nick Di Girolamo
    Pages 163-197
  9. Vagan Mushegyan, Orapin Horst, Ophir D. Klein
    Pages 199-216
  10. Pirashaanthy Tharmapalan, Rama Khokha
    Pages 217-237
  11. Irma Virant-Klun, Martin Stimpfel, Thomas Skutella
    Pages 239-264
  12. Mitchell G. Lawrence, Roxanne Toivanen, Itsuhiro Takizawa, Caroline E. Gargett, Gail P. Risbridger
    Pages 265-286
  13. Amy L. Firth, Ruby A. Fernandez, Jason X.-J. Yuan
    Pages 287-318
  14. Francesco Paolo Russo, Patrizia Burra, Maurizio Parola
    Pages 319-338
  15. Wilson Wong, Mugdha V. Joglekar, Sarang N. Satoor, Subhshri Sahu, Vishal S. Parekh, Anandwardhan A. Hardikar
    Pages 339-357
  16. Abbas Jafari, Linda Harkness, Walid Zaher, Moustapha Kassem
    Pages 359-373
  17. Daniel L. Coutu, Jacques Galipeau
    Pages 389-417
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 419-429

About this book


Adult Stem Cells, second edition, takes a critical look at issues concerning the  developmental or differentiation potential for a variety of tissue types and for specific adult stem cell types. Since the first edition appeared a decade ago, our understanding of adult stem cells, and more specifically tissue-specific adult stem cells, has advanced tremendously. And an increased interest in regenerative medicine and potential stem cell applications  has driven a quest for better understanding of stem cell biology. In turn, this has spawned much activity on generation and utilization of more and better reagents to identify and isolate stem cells and stem cell-like subpopulations, and on assays elucidating their developmental or differentiation potential and functional integration with host tissues and organs.

In this fully updated new edition, chapters cover topics ranging from signaling pathways maintaining stemness in hematopoietic cells to regeneration after injury and endocrine mechanisms underlying the stem cell theory of aging. Other chapters cover  stem cells by organ or system including pituitary, cardiac, epithelial, teeth, lung, ovary, prostate, liver, and many more.  Importantly, the authors of the chapters have not only summarized their successes, but have also summarized some of the difficulties that each particular field is still facing with respect to maximizing the utility of stem cells in clinical settings. Collectively, they impart both the excitement and challenges facing stem cell utilization for repair and regeneration  making this book essential reading for those involved in stem cell research as well as those involved in clinical assays.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kursad Turksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Regenerative Medicine ProgramOttawa Hospital Research Institute Sprott Centre for Stem Cell ResearchOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9568-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9569-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8985
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8993
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