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Stem Cell Transplantation

  • Carlos López-Larrea
  • Antonio López-Vázquez
  • Beatriz Suárez-Álvarez

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 741)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Basic Aspects of Transplantation

    1. Francisco Ortega
      Pages 13-26
    2. Rebeca Alonso Arias, Antonio López-Vázquez, Carlos López-Larrea
      Pages 27-43
    3. Marcos Lóez-Hoyos, David San Segundo, Manuel Arias
      Pages 44-59
    4. Josep M. Grinyó, Josep M. Cruzado, Oriol Bestard, J. R. Vidal Castiñeira, Joan Torras
      Pages 60-72
    5. Cristina Costa Vallés, Rafael Máñez Mendiluce
      Pages 73-88
    6. Ana Sánchez, Thomas Schimmang, Javier García-Sancho
      Pages 89-102
  3. Adult Stem Cells

    1. Manuel A. Gonzalez, Antonio Bernad
      Pages 103-120
    2. Fermín M. Sánchez-Guijo, Alberto Orfao, María Consuelo del Cañizo
      Pages 121-134
    3. Agustín G. Zapata, David Alfaro, Javier García-Ceca
      Pages 135-151
    4. Beatriz Suárez-Álvarez, Antonio López-Vázquez, Carlos López-Larrea
      Pages 152-170
    5. René Rodríguez, Javier García-Castro, Cesar Trigueros, Mariano García Arranz, Pablo Menéndez
      Pages 187-205
  4. Embryonic Stem Cells

    1. Ricardo Pardal, José López-Barneo
      Pages 206-216
    2. Miguel Martín, Pablo Menéndez
      Pages 217-230
    3. Vincenzo Calvanese, Mario F. Fraga
      Pages 231-253
    4. Miguel Muñoz Ruiz, José R. Regueiro
      Pages 254-275
    5. Ramon M. Rodriguez, Pablo J. Ross, Jose B. Cibelli
      Pages 276-289
  5. Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine

    1. Silvia Pérez López, Jesús Otero Hernández
      Pages 290-313

About this book


Organ transplantation has been the most important therapeutic advance in the last third of the 20th century. Its development has revolutionized medicine, as demonstrated by the fact that a large number of researchers in this field have been awarded Nobel Prizes. In the beginning of this century, we are witnessing with great expectations the emergence of a new field of medicine related to the arrival of a new player on the scene: “stem cells” and their potential use in regenerative medicine. This volume aims to cover important aspects of the various facets of organ transplantation and regenerative medicine, with leading specialists in these fields setting out their vision. We try to rigorously explain current and novel scientific research in these fields—areas which arouse great interest from society in general, due to their potential use in modern medicine for the treatment of a great number of diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos López-Larrea
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antonio López-Vázquez
    • 1
  • Beatriz Suárez-Álvarez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyHospital Universitario Central de AsturiasOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Fundación Renal Iñigo Alvarez de ToledoMadridSpain

About the editors

Carlos López-Larrea is Professor of Immunology (Oviedo, Spain) and currently Head of the Department of Immunology at the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (Oviedo, Spain). He is a world expert on spondyloarthropathies (SpA), in particular MHC and genetic factors that influence the development of the disease. The main research interests of his group also currently include the study of epigenetic mechanisms involved in autoimmune diseases and the role of innate immunity in organ transplantation tolerance. He is a member of several international scientific organizations and board member of several scientific journals. He has published more than 150 international papers and book chapters related to immunology and spondylaorthropathies.


Antonio López-Vázquez, MD obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the University of Navarra (Spain) in 1991. Currently, he is an Immunologist in the Department of Immunology of Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias in Oviedo (Spain). He specializes in histocompatibility and autoimmune diseases. Dr. López‑Vázquez’s areas of interest investigation include organ transplantation, celiac disease and HCV infection.


Beatriz Suárez‑Álvarez is a research associate in the Histocompatibility Unit of the Immunology Service at the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (Oviedo, Spain). She obtained her PhD degree in Biology Sciences (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her research project mainly focuses on the regulation of the Major Histocompatibility Complex during the differentiation of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells to different cell types. Her research is based on the study of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the regulation of genes of the immune system and their role in the development of immune tolerance during transplantation and autoimmune diseases.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Editors Carlos López-Larrea
    Antonio López Vázquez
    Beatriz Suárez Álvarez
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2097-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4378-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-2098-9
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Stem Cells
    Cancer Research
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