© 2004

Adult Stem Cells

  • Kursad Turksen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William B. Slayton, Gerald J. Spangrude
    Pages 1-18
  3. Dirk G. de Rooij
    Pages 19-35
  4. Anna Polesskaya, Michael Rudnicki
    Pages 37-50
  5. Christopher Chermansky, Johnny Huard, Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 51-66
  6. Stan Gronthos, Natasha Cherman, Pamela Gehron Robey, Songtao Shi
    Pages 67-81
  7. William B. Coleman, Joe W. Grisham, Nadia N. Malouf
    Pages 101-148
  8. Takayuki Asahara, Jeffrey M. Isner
    Pages 149-166
  9. Anne T. Collins, David E. Neal
    Pages 167-190
  10. Elizabeth Anderson, Robert B. Clarke
    Pages 191-214
  11. Josef Priller
    Pages 215-233
  12. Monica L. Vetter, Edward M. Levine
    Pages 235-251
  13. Mitsuko Kosaka, Guangwei Sun, Masatoshi Haruta, Masayo Takahashi
    Pages 253-268
  14. Thomas R. Van De Water, Ken Kojima, Ichiro Tateya, Juichi Ito, Brigitte Malgrange, Philippe P. Lefebvre et al.
    Pages 269-288
  15. Darryl Shibata
    Pages 315-328
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 329-346

About this book


Recent years have seen ever increasing interest in the discovery of adult stem cells and the elucidation of their properties. During this time, much basic research has been carried out, with the results now clearly holding high promise for regenerative medicine. In Adult Stem Cells, a worldwide cohort of distinguished investigators critically reviews these many studies to produce a state-of-the-art understanding of adult stem cell types and their regulation. These authors examine the derivation, characterization, and utility of adult stem cells found in skeletal muscle, dental pulp, prostate, kidney, the eye, inner ear, and other tissues. They pay special attention to adult stem cell plasticity and their utility in normal tissue homeostasis, as well as their applications in regenerative medicine. Detailed discussions allow ready comparisons among the models and approaches used for each tissue and cell type covered.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Adult Stem Cells not only illuminates for both experienced and novice investigators the nature, culture, and potentiality of adult stem cells, but also enhances productive exploration of their rapidly growing applications in regenerative medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kursad Turksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Hormones, Growth, and Development Program, Ottawa Health Research InstituteOttawa HospitalOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Adult Stem Cells
  • Authors Kursad Turksen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-152-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-392-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-732-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 49 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
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"This beautiful, hardcover book features glossy pages, exquisite color plates, and expert technical writing. Chapters include informative line drawings, photomicrographs, and an extensive bibliography. The diversity of topics will certainly capture the attention of a wide audience of readers. The book is compact and very readable. I enjoyed this book, and was surprised by the attention focused on different types of adult stem cells. The topic is timely. This book hopefully will be a stimulus for new researchers to enter the field. " - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"This book contains an extensive review of liver stem cell research, including experimentation with extrahepatic tissue and sites. I would highly recommend this book for medical libraries as well as academic libraries at institutions with graduate programs in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, neuroscience or molecular biology." -E-STREAMS