© 2004

Stem Cells Handbook

  • Stewart Sell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stewart Sell
    Pages 1-18
  3. Virginia E. Papaioannou, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
    Pages 19-31
  4. Joy Rathjen, Peter David Rathjen
    Pages 33-43
  5. Sui Huang, Donald E. Ingber
    Pages 45-56
  6. Haifan Lin
    Pages 57-73
  7. Ian Wilmut, Lesley Ann Paterson
    Pages 75-80
  8. Jeffrey R. Mann, Piroska E. Szabó
    Pages 81-88
  9. David L. Stocum
    Pages 89-100
  10. William J. Lindblad
    Pages 101-105
  11. James E. Dennis, Arnold I. Caplan
    Pages 107-117
  12. Lorraine Robb, Kyunghee Choi
    Pages 133-142
  13. Pierre Charbord
    Pages 143-154
  14. Ian Ponting, Yi Zhao, W. French Anderson
    Pages 155-161
  15. Stephen M. Baird
    Pages 163-175
  16. Fiona C. Mansergh, Michael A. Wride, Derrick E. Rancourt
    Pages 177-189
  17. Michael A. Marconi, Kook I. Park, Yang D. Teng, Jitka Ourednik, Vaclav Ourednik, Rosanne M. Taylor et al.
    Pages 191-208
  18. Takayuki Asahara, Jeffrey M. Isner
    Pages 221-227

About this book


After decades of intense experimental work by a number of different investigators, it is now clearly recognized that the ability of stem cells to give rise to broad variety of differentiated cell types is critical not only to the emergence of new and more effective treatments for human diseases, but also to understanding the pathogenesis of congenital abnormalities and cancer. In Stem Cells Handbook, leading scientists in the field survey the "state-of-the-science" of stem cell biology, explaining the origin of stem cells, and describing how they function, how they can cause illness, and how they might be employed to cure or ameliorate disease. In particular, the authors discuss the roles of stem cells in development and organogenesis, in normal tissue turnover, in the repair response to injury, and in carcinogenesis. They also explain how to obtain stem cells from different organs, culture them in vitro, and manipulate them for therapeutic use. The book highlights the promise of using embryonic and adult tissue stem cells in both animal models and human diseases for the replacement of damaged tissue, for the treatment of cancer, for cell replacement, and for gene therapy treatments of genetic and metabolic diseases.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Stem Cells Handbook not only critically reviews and summarizes the diverse studies now being carried out on this highly promising class of cells, but also constitutes every investigator's gold-standard reference on stem cell biology and medicine today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stewart Sell
    • 1
  1. 1.Wadsworth Center and Ordway Research InstituteAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stem Cells Handbook
  • Editors Stewart Sell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-113-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-367-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-411-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 509
  • Number of Illustrations 229 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Genetics
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"Truly outstanding descriptions of the fields of early mammalian development, DNA methylation, neural stem cell biology, and imaging technologies help round the reader's knowledge through the use of perspicuous language and concepts." - Developmental Cell