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The Cell Biology of Stem Cells

  • Eran Meshorer
  • Kathrin Plath


  • Describes the mechanisms that support early developmental decisions in the mouse pre-implantation

  • Addresses the structure and function of the three-dimensional space of the nucleus in ES cells

  • Illustrates the dynamics and regulation of DNA replication in ES cells

  • Addresses novel genome-wide approaches to analyze splicing and alternative splicing patterns at a global


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 695)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Yojiro Yamanaka, Amy Ralston
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kelly J. Morris, Mita Chotalia, Ana Pombo
    Pages 14-25
  4. Eleni M. Tomazou, Alexander Meissner
    Pages 26-40
  5. Peter J. Stambrook, Elisia D. Tichy
    Pages 59-75
  6. Jian-Chien Dominic Heng, Huck-Hui Ng
    Pages 76-91
  7. David A. Nelles, Gene W. Yeo
    Pages 92-104
  8. Tahsin Stefan Barakat, Joost Gribnau
    Pages 132-154
  9. Francesca Ferraro, Cristina Lo Celso, David Scadden
    Pages 155-168
  10. Ying Zhuge, Zhao-Jun Liu, Omaida C. Velazquez
    Pages 169-183
  11. Christopher L. Antos, Elly M. Tanaka
    Pages 184-214
  12. Masato Nakagawa, Shinya Yamanaka
    Pages 215-224
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 225-229

About this book


Stem cells have been gaining a lot of attention in recent years. Their unique potential to self-renew and differentiate has turned them into an attractive model for the study of basic biological questions such as cell division, replication, transcription, cell fate decisions, and more. With embryonic stem (ES) cells that can generate each cell type in the mammalian body and adult stem cells that are able to give rise to the cells within a given lineage, basic questions at different developmental stages can be addressed. Importantly, both adult and embryonic stem cells provide an excellent tool for cell therapy, making stem cell research ever more pertinent to regenerative medicine. As the title The Cell Biology of Stem Cells suggests, our book deals with multiple aspects of stem cell biology, ranging from their basic molecular characteristics to the in vivo stem cell trafficking of adult stem cells and the adult stem-cell niche, and ends with a visit to regeneration and cell fate reprogramming. In the first chapter, “Early embryonic cell fate decisions in the mouse”, Amy Ralson and Yojiro Yamanaka describe the mechanisms that support early developmental decisions in the mouse pre-implantation embryo and the current understanding of the source of the most immature stem cell types, which includes ES cells, trophoblast stem (TS) cells and extraembryonic endoderm stem (XEN) cells.


Activation Chromosome Telomere Vivo evolution genes miRNAs regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Eran Meshorer
    • 1
  • Kathrin Plath
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Genetics, Institute of Life SciencesThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Biological ChemistryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Eran Mes horer, PhD, is studying chromatin plasticity in embryonic and neuronal stem cells at the Department of Genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from the Hebrew University and conducted his post‑doctoral studies at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. His lab focuses on understanding pluripotency, differentiation and reprogramming from a chromatin perspective, taking both genome‑wide and single cell approaches. He is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and holds the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Senior Lectureship in Life Sciences. Kathrin Plath, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles since 2004. After she received her PhD from the Humboldt University at Berlin in Germany, she was at the University of California San Francisco and the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, MA for her postdoctoral studies. Dr. Plath’s main research interest is to understand how developmental cues induce changes in chromatin structure at the molecular level, and how these changes regulate cell fate decisions and gene expression in mammalian development. She is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and of the editorial board of several stem cell journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Cell Biology of Stem Cells
  • Editors Eran Meshorer
    Kathrin Plath
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7036-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7806-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-7037-4
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 229
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Cell Biology
    Stem Cells
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