Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 10

Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury

  • M.A. Hayat

Part of the Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells book series (STEM, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Mesenchymal Stem Cells

  3. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Su Mi Choi, Yonghak Kim, Yoon-Young Jang
      Pages 95-103
    3. Fengyang Lei, Rizwanul Haque, Xiaofang Xiong, Jianxun Song
      Pages 105-121
  4. Neural Cells and Neural Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Kosuke Saito, Noboru Fukuda, Nariyuki Hayashi
      Pages 137-145
  5. Role of Stem Cells in Disease

About this book

Introduction

Presenting contributions by 66 experts representing 13 countries, Volume 10 of the series Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells synthesizes current understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and therapy of major human diseases and debilitating tissue and organ injuries, using cell-based treatment. This volume presents contemporary research into generation, preservation, and uses of stem cells in fighting disease and tissue/organ injuries.

The contents of the volume are organized into five sections. Mesenchymal Stem Cells section includes chapters on the use of stem cells in bone regeneration, studies and trials of stem cells in autoimmune diseases, and differences between adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells as regulators of immune response. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells section offers chapters on drug discovery using human IPSC-based disease models, and on generation of antigen-specific  lymphocytes from IPSCs. Neural Cells and Neural Stem Cells section discusses use of bacterial artificial chromosomes in the genetic identification of stem cell-derived neural cell types, and use of moderate low temperature to preserve the stemness of neural stem cells. The section, Role of Stem Cells in Disease, discusses stem cell support in high-dose chemotherapy of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas; potential targets for drug resistant leukemic stem cells, bone marrow stem cell therapies for diabetes mellitus. This section also discusses the use of stem cells in treating thyroid, breast and bone cancers, hempophilia and Parkinson’s Disease. The section, Stem Cell Transplantation, includes chapters on reducing fungal infection in allogenic stem cell transplantation patients, use of Bulsufan/Fludarabine for conditioning in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and interleukin-7 receptor alpha polymorphisms in allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

The editor, M.A. Hayat, is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kean University, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Keywords

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPSC) Mesenchymal Stem Cells Neural Stem Cells Stem Cell Transplantation Tissue Regeneration

Editors and affiliations

  • M.A. Hayat
    • 1
  1. 1., Kean UniversityRoom 213, Library buildingUnionUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6262-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6261-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6262-6
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