Stem Cell Biology in Health and Disease

  • Thomas Dittmar
  • Kurt S. Zanker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bone marrow-derived stem cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Thomas Dittmar, Kurt S. Zänker
      Pages 1-7
    3. Yaming Wei, Xin Ye
      Pages 27-56
    4. Thomas Dittmar, Susannah H. Kassmer, Benjamin Kasenda, Jeanette Seidel, Bernd Niggemann, Kurt S. Zänker
      Pages 57-77
  3. Embryonic Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Tomo Šarić, Narges Zare Mehrjardi, Jürgen Hescheler
      Pages 101-143
    3. R. Laguna Goya, R.A. Barker
      Pages 145-154
  4. Cancer Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. James E. Trosko
      Pages 185-222
    3. Hanchen Li, Calin Stoicov, Xueli Fan, Jan Cerny, Jean Marie Houghton
      Pages 235-250
    4. Wolf-Dieter Grimm, Wolfgang H. Arnold, Sebastian Becher, Aous Dannan, Georg Gassmann, Stathis Philippou et al.
      Pages 251-279
    5. Markus Müschen
      Pages 281-294
    6. Melia G. Nafus, Alexander Yu. Nikitin
      Pages 295-326
    7. Thomas Dittmar, Christa Nagler, Sarah Schwitalla, Kathrin Krause, Jeanette Seidel, Georg Reith et al.
      Pages 327-356
    8. A. Sagrera, J. Pérez-Losada, M. Pérez-Caro, R. Jiménez, I. Sánchez-García, C. Cobaleda
      Pages 357-384
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 423-426

About this book


Stem Cell Biology in Health and Disease presents an up-to-date overview about the dual role of stem cells in health and disease. The Editors have drawn together an international team of experts providing chapters which, in this fully-illustrated volume, discuss:

- the controversial debate on the great expectations concerning stem cell based regeneration therapies raised by the pluripotency of various stem cells.
- the advantages and concerns about embryonic stem cells (ES cells), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) and adult stem cells, such as bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMDCs).
- the type of stem cells, which has become of interest in the past decade, namely so-called cancer stem cells (CSCs). CSCs are now in the focus of cancer research since the eradication of tumour initiating cells would raise the changes of definitely cure cancer.

Professor Dittmar and Professor Zänker have edited a must-read book for researchers and professionals working in the field of regenerative medicine and/or cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Dittmar
    • 1
  • Kurt S. Zanker
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. ImmunologieUniversität Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany
  2. 2.Inst. ImmunologieUniversität Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany

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