Cell Cycle Regulation and Differentiation in Cardiovascular and Neural Systems

  • Antonio Giordano
  • Umberto Galderisi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Cell Cycle and Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Giordano, Umberto Galderisi
      Pages 3-14
    3. Toshiyuki Ohtsuka, Ryoichiro Kageyama
      Pages 15-34
    4. Gérard Cabello, François Casas, Chantal Wrutniak-Cabello
      Pages 35-68
  3. Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Stefano Pluchino, Marco Bacigaluppi, Elena Brini, Erica Butti, Chiara Cossetti, Melania Cusimano et al.
      Pages 71-78
    3. Ronglih Liao, Regina L. Sohn
      Pages 79-103
    4. Shihuan Kuang, Michael A. Rudnicki
      Pages 105-120
    5. Cynthia B. Ripoll, Bruce A. Bunnell
      Pages 121-138
  4. Cell Cycle and Differentiation in the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  5. Cell Cycle and Differentiation in the Cardiovascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Amalia Forte, Marilena Cipollaro, Antonino Cascino†
      Pages 203-228
  6. Cell Cycle and Differentiation in the Muscle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Cristina Giacinti, Antonio Giordano
      Pages 231-244
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-256

About this book


Complex physiopathological relationships have been proven to exist between two of the body’s most vital organs; the brain and the heart. In Cell Cycle Regulation and Differentiation in Cardiovascular and Neural Systems Antonio Giordano, Umberto Galderisi and a panel of the most respected authorities in their field offer an in-depth analysis of the differentiation process in two systems that have profound relationships with one another. The text looks at several aspects of the cardiovascular and nervous systems from a new point of view, describing the differences and similarities in their differentiation pathways with an emphasis on the role of cell cycle regulation and cell differentiation. Topics discussed include neurogenesis in the central nervous system, neural stem cells, and the basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factors in neural differentiation. Ground-breaking and authoritative, Cell Cycle Regulation and Differentiation in Cardiovascular and Neural Systems is a must have for all researchers in cardiovascular medicine and neuroscience and will prompt the scientific community to perceive cell cycle regulation and differentiation under a novel and more comprehensive light.


Cardiac Stem Cells Cell Cycle Muscle Stem Cells Myogenesis Nervous System Neural Stem Cells Neurogenesis Progenitor Cells cardiovascular cell differentiation regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Giordano
    • 1
  • Umberto Galderisi
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science & Technology, Sbarro Institute for Cancer ResearchTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Dipto. Medicina Sperimentale, Sezione di Biotecnologia eUniversità Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-152-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-153-0
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