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Human Cell Culture

Volume IV: Primary Hematopoietic Cells

  • Manfred R. Koller
  • Bernhard O. Palsson
  • John R. W. Masters

Part of the Human Cell Culture book series (HUCC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Manfred R. Koller, Bernhard 0. Palsson
    Pages 1-30
  3. Michael Rosenzweig, David T Scadden
    Pages 31-44
  4. Bruce L Levine, Katia Schlienger, Carl H June
    Pages 45-100
  5. Gerrard Teoh, Kenneth C Anderson
    Pages 101-124
  6. Ivan N Rich
    Pages 125-145
  7. Philip Osdoby, Fred Anderson, William Maloney, Patricia Collin-Osdoby
    Pages 147-169
  8. Michael A Morse, H Kim Lyerly
    Pages 171-191
  9. Helene F Rosenberg
    Pages 219-239
  10. Chun-Hua Dai, Amittha Wickrema, Krantz Sanford B
    Pages 259-286
  11. Marcus 0 Muench, Jae-Hung Shieh
    Pages 287-315

About this book

Introduction

The daily production of hundreds of billions of blood cells through the process of hematopoiesis is a remarkable feat of human physiology. Transport of oxygen to tissues, blood clotting, antibody- and cellular-mediated immunity, bone remodeling, and a host of other functions in the body are dependent on a properly functioning hematopoietic system. As a consequence, many pathological conditions are attributable to blood cell abnormalities, and a fair number of these are now clinically treatable as a direct result of hematopoietic research. Proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells, and their differentiation into the many different lineages of functional mature cells, is highly regulated and responsive to many environmental and physiological challenges. Our relatively advanced understanding of this stem cell system provides potentially important insights into the regulation of development in other tissues, many of which are now being acknowledged as stem ce- based, perhaps even into adulthood. The recent public and scientific fanfare following announcement of human embryonic stem cell studies suggests that stem cell research will continue to be a relevant and exciting topic.

Keywords

Macrophages bioengineering development neutrophils platelets tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred R. Koller
    • 1
  • Bernhard O. Palsson
    • 2
  • John R. W. Masters
    • 3
  1. 1.OncosisSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of BioengineeringUniversity of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Institute of UrologUniversityCollegeLondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-46886-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5821-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46886-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2142
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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