Stem Cells and CNS Development

  • Mahendra S. Rao

Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John A. Kessler, Mark F. Mehler, Peter C. Mabie
    Pages 31-48
  3. Luca Bonfanti, Angela Gritti, Rossella Galli, Angelo L. Vescovi
    Pages 49-70
  4. Daniel A. Lim, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
    Pages 71-92
  5. Giri Venkatraman, Marla B. Luskin
    Pages 93-121
  6. Mark Noble, Margot Mayer-Pröschel
    Pages 123-151
  7. Tanya A. Moreno, Marianne Bronner-Fraser
    Pages 153-176
  8. Steven A. Goldman
    Pages 177-206
  9. John W. McDonald
    Pages 207-261
  10. Theo D. Palmer, Sophia Colamarino, Fred H. Gage
    Pages 263-289
  11. Barbara A. Tate, Kate A. Bower, Evan Y. Snyder
    Pages 291-305
  12. Alexander Kamb, Mahendra S. Rao
    Pages 307-325
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 327-370

About this book


Stem cells were recently cited by Science magazine as the scientific breakthrough of the year because of their potential to revolutionize our understanding of the complexities of biological development. In Stem Cells and CNS Development, world renowned authorities in neural stem biology critically review the rapidly emerging findings on this critical class of stem cells, their involvement in neurogenesis and gliogenesis, and the therapeutic implications of these findings. The authors define by consensus the classes of stem cells in the nervous system, compare their similarities and differences, discuss the gains made in identifying human homologs of neural stem cells, and describe how these cells are beginning to be used for therapeutic purposes. Their examination includes all the major issues in stem cell biology, save apoptosis and cell cycle regulators.
Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Stem Cells and CNS Development provides all developmental scientists and neurobiologists not only an authoritative account of the current results in neural stem cell research, but also an incisive review of the rapidly emerging therapeutic uses of stem cells.


Nervous System brain cell gene neural stem cells neurogenesis stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahendra S. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and AnatomyUniversity of Utah Medical SchoolSalt Lake CityUSA

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