Cell Transplantation for Neurological Disorders

Toward Reconstruction of the Human Central Nervous System

  • Thomas B. Freeman
  • Håkan Widner

Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Robert A. Hauser, C. Warren Olanow, Barry J. Snow, Thomas B. Freeman
    Pages 19-30
  3. Marc Peschanski, Gilles Defer, Sophie Dethy, Philippe Hantraye, Marc Levivier, Jean-Paul Nguyen et al.
    Pages 31-43
  4. Barry J. Snow
    Pages 45-50
  5. Jeffrey H. Kordower, Rose Hanbury, Krzysztof S. Bankiewicz
    Pages 51-75
  6. Paul R. Sanberg, Cesario V. Borlongan, Klas Wictorin, Ole Isacson
    Pages 77-93
  7. O. V. Kopyov, S. Jacques, M. Kurth, L. Philpott, A. Lee, M. Patterson et al.
    Pages 95-134
  8. Ole Isacson, Peyman Pakzaban, Wendy R. Galpern
    Pages 189-210
  9. Cesario V. Borlongan, Toru Shimizu, John Q. Trojanowski, Shigeru Watanabe, Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Yasuo Tajima et al.
    Pages 211-230
  10. Dwaine F. Emerich, Mark D. Lindner, Joel Saydoff, Frank T. Gentile
    Pages 253-286
  11. Ian D. Duncan
    Pages 287-302
  12. Silke Thode, Heather K. Raymon, Fred H. Gage
    Pages 303-331
  13. Dorothy E. Vawter, Karen G. Gervais
    Pages 333-338
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 339-350

About this book


In Cell Transplantation for Neurological Disorders, distinguished medical researchers from around the world review novel neural reconstructive techniques that appear to be beneficial for Parkinson's disease and hold promise for treating Huntington's disease, pain, demyelinating diseases, stroke, and epilepsy. The contributors focus on those diseases for which clinical trials are either ongoing or likely to occur in the near future. Among the topics reviewed are results and rationale for some of the leading transplant programs for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, the use of PET scanning for patient evaluation, autopsy studies of transplant recipients, transplant immunology, fetal tissue transplantation for Huntington's disease, cellular transplantation for the treatment of pain and stroke, and transplantation of myelinating cells. A full discussion of the important ethical issues surrounding the use of fetal tissue for transplantation purposes is also included.

Cell Transplantation for Neurological Disorders is the first major book on the clinical use of neural reconstruction techniques. Authoritative and comprehensive, the book reviews the field at a critical threshold, evaluating those variables that will become critical as the methodology and favorable outcomes mature.


Nervous System PET Parkinson central nervous system cerebral ischemia neuropathology parkinson's disease positron emission tomography (PET) stroke tissue transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas B. Freeman
    • 1
  • Håkan Widner
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental TherapeuticsThe Neuroscience Program, University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Physiology and Neuroscience, Wallenberg Neuroscience CenterLund UniversityLundSweden

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