Digestive System Diseases

Stem Cell Mechanisms and Therapies

  • Maria Gazouli
  • George E. Theodoropoulos

Part of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine book series (STEMCELL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Maria Gazouli, George E. Theodoropoulos
    Pages 1-5
  3. Maria G. Roubelakis
    Pages 7-20
  4. Maximos Frountzas, Dimitrios Schizas, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Theodoros Liakakos
    Pages 21-48
  5. Konstantinos G. Apostolou
    Pages 49-71
  6. Dimitra Zagoura
    Pages 73-92
  7. Farhadul Islam, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-yin Lam
    Pages 93-111
  8. George E. Theodoropoulos, Efterpi Mihailidou, Georgios N. Kolovos
    Pages 113-135
  9. Billy R. Ballard, Amosy E. M’Koma
    Pages 165-180
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-187

About this book


This book reviews recent knowledge of the role of stem cells in the gastrointestinal system. It covers extensive topics for each organ, including the pancreas, esophagus, liver, and colon, while also discussing the contributions of stem cells to therapeutic approaches toward gastrointestinal diseases, including inflammatory bowel diseases. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Digestive System Diseases: Stem Cell Mechanisms and Therapies deepens a reader’s theoretical expertise in gastrointestinal stem cell biology. It furthers scientists’ understanding of gastrointestinal stem cells and, most importantly, the development of novel therapeutic targets.

Graduate and postdoctoral students, medical doctors (including gastroenterologists and surgeons), and principal investigators in both academia and industry will benefit from this book. In particular, it is a valuable resource for professionals within the fields of gastrointestinal research, pharmaceutical science, molecular biology, regenerative medicine, and genetics.


Esophageal disease Gastric disease Hepatobiliary disease Genetic pathophysiology Stem cell mechanism Stem cell therapy Digestive system disease bowel disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Gazouli
    • 1
  • George E. Theodoropoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of BiologyMedical School National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Hippocratio General HospitalMedical School National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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