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Stem Cells from Cord Blood, in Utero Stem Cell Development and Transplantation-Inclusive Gene Therapy

  • Editors
  • W. Holzgreve
  • M. Lessl
Conference proceedings

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. U. Kapp, R. Mertelsmann
    Pages 1-17
  3. A. M. Müller, H. Geiger, G. Eichholz, F. Harder
    Pages 29-46
  4. C. Coutelle, M. Themis, H. Schneider, T. Kiserud, T. Cook, A.-M. Douar et al.
    Pages 99-114
  5. D. V. Surbek, W. Holzgreve
    Pages 115-122
  6. A. Luther-Wyrsch, C. Nissen, D. V. Surbek, W. Holzgreve, E. Costello, M. Thali et al.
    Pages 123-144
  7. M. J. Cowan, S.-H. Chou, A. F. Tarantal
    Pages 145-171
  8. J. Wilpshaar, H. H. H. Kanhai, S. Scherjon, J. H. F. Falkenburg
    Pages 173-186
  9. D. R. E. Jones, E. M. Anderson, D. T. Y. Liu, R. M. Walker
    Pages 187-196
  10. M. Westgren, L. E. Shields
    Pages 197-221
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 223-229

About these proceedings

Introduction

The title "Stem Cells from Cord Blood, In Utero Stem Cell Develop­ ment, and Transplantation-Inclusive Gene Therapy" suggests that more than one topic is combined in one workshop. Indeed, at first glance the recovery of stem cells from cord blood has to be seen as separate from the attempts to achieve effective in utero therapy by stem cell trans­ plantation, because the first issue deals with an innovative stem cell source as an alternative to bone marrow, which is already spreading rapidly in medical practice, whereas the second topic is still strictly ex­ perimental and only investigated in medical centers with the appropri­ ate background. It is, however, not only justified, but helpful to com­ bine the two topics in one workshop and consequently to cover them in the same volume of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Work­ shop series, because they are intimately related and both based on the new insights into the biology of stem cells. Professor Werner Arber, the Nobel Laureate from the University of Basel, pointed out in his In- Professor Dr. W. Holzgreve VI Preface The participants of the workshop troductory Lecture that our understanding of hematopoietic stem cells as descendents of totipotent cells and our current approaches to using them in post-and prenatal therapy have been furthered significantly by genetic engineering technologies which are "artificial contributions to the process of biologic evolution".

Keywords

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) blood bone marrow cell cell therapy gene gene therapy hematopoietic stem cell metabolism placenta pregnancy stem cell stem cell transplantation stem cells transplantation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04469-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04471-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04469-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
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