BeschreibungResearch on the potential of mammalian stem cells to act as an all-purpose repair system for the body, and the ethical/legal controversies over applications of embryonic and fetal tissue sources are briefly introduced. International contributors to ten chapters present original experimental findings with therapeutic implications. E.g., a research area being explored is stem cells' apparent ability to boost the limited self-repair ability of the adult central nervous system. Scientists also describe a breakthrough method allowing transgene induction in implanted embryonic stem cells. Illustrations include a typical cell aspiration and recovery experiment, and comparisons of the differentiation potential of cell populations. Surprisingly, Koka's affiliation with the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, San Diego (per the Web) is not stated.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Functional Significance of Active Dye Exclusion by Human Hematopoietic Progenitors After Short-Term Culture; The Effects of Ex Vivo Expansion on the Rheology of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived CD34+ Cells; Comparison of the Differentiation Potential of Cell Populations Isolated From Human Lipoaspirate, Trabecular Bone Tissue and Periosteal Tissue; Adult Neural Stem Cells and Their Niches: Developmental and Therapeutic Implications; An Analysis of the Arguments Underpinning UK Embryonic Stem Cell Legislation on the Embryo's Status; A Tetracycline-Inducible Lentivector System Based on EF1-Alpha Promoter and Native Tetracycline Repressor Allows in Vivo Gene Induction in Implanted ES Cells 7. Bone Marrow and Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: How Close Are They; From The Bone Marrow to the Periphery: The Ontogeny and Function of Dendritic Cell Populations; Advances Towards the Development of a Stem Cell Therapy for Hirschsprung's Disease; The Role of Stem Cells in Repair of Acute Lung Injury; Index.
Untertitel: Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 194 Seiten