Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

From Molecular Embryology to Tissue Engineering

  • Krishnarao Appasani
  • Raghu K. Appasani

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Stem Cell Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Krishnarao Appasani, Raghu K. Appasani
      Pages 3-18
    3. Elias Theodorou, Michael Snyder
      Pages 19-43
    4. Eugenio Sangiorgi, Mario Capecchi
      Pages 45-57
    5. Elodie du Potet, Lauren Cameron, Nagy A. Habib, Natasa Levicar
      Pages 59-76
    6. Claude A. Dechesne, Didier F. Pisani, Sébastien Goudenege, Christian Dani
      Pages 77-87
    7. Dongguang Wei, Ebenezer N. Yamoah
      Pages 89-101
    8. Laura Baumgartner, Vuk Savkovic, Susanne Trettner, Colette Martin, Nicole I. zur Nieden
      Pages 103-124
  3. Epigenetic and microRNA Regulation in Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Maria Ouzounova, Hector Hernandez-Vargas, Zdenko Herceg
      Pages 127-139
    3. Tom K. Kuo, Yueh-Hsin Ping, Oscar K. Lee
      Pages 155-179
  4. Stem Cells for Therapeutic Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Kevin E. Loewke, Renee A. Reijo Pera
      Pages 181-191
    3. Weian Zhao, Debanjan Sarkar, James Ankrum, Sean Hall, Weili Loh, Wei Suong Teo et al.
      Pages 195-218
    4. N. Parveen, Aleem A. Khan, M. Aejaz Habeeb, C. M. Habibullah
      Pages 219-225
    5. Magnus Karl Magnusson, Olafur Baldursson, Thorarinn Gudjonsson
      Pages 227-241
    6. Sean Murphy, Euan Wallace, Graham Jenkin
      Pages 243-263
    7. Franca S. Angeli, Yerem Yeghiazarians
      Pages 265-277

About this book

Introduction

Defined as, “The science about the development of an embryo from the fertilization of the ovum to the fetus stage,” embryology has been a mainstay at universities throughout the world for many years. Throughout the last century, embryology became overshadowed by experimental-based genetics and cell biology, transforming the field into developmental biology, which replaced embryology in Biology departments in many universities. Major contributions in this young century in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics were integrated with both embryology and developmental biology to provide an understanding of the molecular portrait of a “development cell.” That new integrated approach is known as stem-cell biology; it is an understanding of the embryology and development together at the molecular level using engineering, imaging and cell culture principles, and it is at the heart of this seminal book. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: From Molecular Embryology to Tissue Engineering is completely devoted to the basic developmental, cellular and molecular biological aspects of stem cells as well as their clinical applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It focuses on the basic biology of embryonic and cancer cells plus their key involvement in self-renewal, muscle repair, epigenetic processes, and therapeutic applications. In addition, it covers other key relevant topics such as nuclear reprogramming induced pluripotency and stem cell culture techniques using novel biomaterials. A thorough introduction to stem-cell biology, this reference is aimed at graduate students, post-docs, and professors as well as executives and scientists in biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Keywords

regenerative medicine stem-cell biology tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Krishnarao Appasani
    • 1
  • Raghu K. Appasani
    • 2
  1. 1.Gene Expression Systems, Inc.WalthamUSA
  2. 2.Student ScienceMiddletownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-860-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-859-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-860-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8985
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8993
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