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Stem Cells in Neuroendocrinology

  • Covers the application of stem cell biology to neuroscience

  • Casts new light on the use of stem cells in surgeries of pituitary cancers

  • Discusses technical challenges and solutions

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions (RPEI)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Basics of Stem Cell Biology as Applied to the Brain

    • Inna Tabansky, Joel N. H. Stern
    Pages 11-24Open Access
  3. Human Pluripotent-Derived Lineages for Repairing Hypopituitarism

    • Lorenz Studer, Viviane Tabar
    Pages 25-34Open Access
  4. Regulation of Body Weight and Metabolism by Tanycyte-Derived Neurogenesis in Young Adult Mice

    • Seth Blackshaw, Daniel A. Lee, Thomas Pak, Sooyeon Yoo
    Pages 51-67Open Access
  5. Pituitary Stem Cells: Quest for Hidden Functions

    • Hugo Vankelecom
    Pages 81-101Open Access
  6. Pituitary Stem Cells During Normal Physiology and Disease

    • Cynthia L. Andoniadou
    Pages 103-111Open Access
  7. Epigenetic Mechanisms of Pituitary Cell Fate Specification

    • Jacques Drouin
    Pages 113-121Open Access
  8. Advances in Stem Cells Biology: New Approaches to Understand Depression

    • A. Borsini, P. A. Zunszain
    Pages 123-133Open Access
  9. Perspective on Stem Cells in Developmental Biology, with Special Reference to Neuroendocrine Systems

    • Karine Rizzoti, Carlotta Pires, Robin Lovell-Badge
    Pages 135-156Open Access

About this book

This volume starts with an elementary introduction covering stem cell methodologies used to produce specific types of neurons, possibilities for their therapeutic use, and warnings of technical problems. In addition the authors report successes in achieving the derivation of a specific type of neuron. The dopamine neuron offers an important example and is discussed in more detail. Additional chapters cover problems obviously approachable with cells derived from stem cells, including their need in surgeries for pituitary cancers. The last chapter provides an overview of this particular field of research and presents a vision for its future directions. 


  • stem cell biology
  • tancyte-derived neurogenesis
  • pituitary stem cells
  • stressful challenges
  • hypopituitarism
  • pluripotent-derived lineages

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

    Donald Pfaff

  • Fondation Ipsen, Boulogne Billancourt, France

    Yves Christen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Stem Cells in Neuroendocrinology

  • Editors: Donald Pfaff, Yves Christen

  • Series Title: Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-41602-1Published: 09 August 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82394-2Published: 22 April 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-41603-8Published: 26 July 2016

  • Series ISSN: 1861-2253

  • Series E-ISSN: 1863-0685

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 156

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neuroscience, Endocrinology

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)