© 2004

Stem Cells Handbook

  • Stewart Sell
  • Includes supplementary material:


Table of contents

  1. Heinrich Sauer, Maria Wartenberg, Agapios Sachinidis, Jürgen Hescheler
    Pages 229-238
  2. Agapios Sachinidis, Heinrich Sauer, Maria Wartenberg, Jürgen Hescheler
    Pages 239-249
  3. Kathyjo A. Jackson, Margaret A. Goodell
    Pages 259-266
  4. Emma M. A. Ball, Gail P. Risbridger
    Pages 267-275
  5. Alan O. Perantoni
    Pages 277-287
  6. Wendy C. Weinberg, Stuart H. Yuspa
    Pages 289-296
  7. Mary J. C. Hendrix, Elisabeth A. Seftor, Paul S. Meltzer, Angela R. Hess, Lynn M. Gruman, Brian J. Nickoloff et al.
    Pages 297-306
  8. Karin Williams, Simon W. Hayward
    Pages 307-315
  9. Sherif M. Karam
    Pages 317-328
  10. Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Kenneth S. Zaret
    Pages 345-352
  11. Katherine S. Koch, Hyam L. Leffert
    Pages 367-384
  12. Hélène Strick-Marchand, Mary C. Weiss
    Pages 385-395
  13. Alastair J. Strain, Sarbjit S. Nijjar, Heather A. Crosby
    Pages 397-407
  14. Ammon B. Peck, Vijayakumar K. Ramiya
    Pages 417-427
  15. Luc Bouwens
    Pages 429-436
  16. Gilbert H. Smith
    Pages 437-443

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