Amniotic Membrane

Origin, Characterization and Medical Applications

  • Ana Catarina Mamede
  • Maria Filomena Botelho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Origin and Characterization of Amniotic Membrane

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. José Joaquim de Sousa Barros
      Pages 3-18
    3. Sandra Catarina Moreira Rocha, Cláudio Jorge Maia Baptista
      Pages 19-40
    4. Ana Margarida Abrantes, João Casalta-Lopes, Maria Filomena Botelho
      Pages 41-56
    5. Maddalena Caruso, Anna Cargnoni, Ornella Parolini
      Pages 57-76
    6. Ana Luísa Areia, Paulo Moura
      Pages 77-101
  3. Medical Applications of Amniotic Membrane

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Esmeralda Costa, Joaquim Neto Murta
      Pages 105-122
    3. Ahmad Sukari Halim, Ehfa Bujang-Safawi, Arman Zaharil Mat Saad
      Pages 123-137
    4. Ana Catarina Mamede, Ana Salomé Pires, Ana Filipa Brito
      Pages 139-152
    5. Manuel Marques Ferreira, Eunice Virgínia Palmeirão Carrilho
      Pages 153-163
    6. Maria João Carvalho
      Pages 165-175
    7. Miklós D. Resch, László Marsovszky, Erzsébet Csányi, Mária Budai-Szűcs, János Németh
      Pages 177-192
  4. Technical Issues About Amniotic Membrane

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Ana Lopes, Mário Grãos, Artur Paiva
      Pages 195-207
    3. Mafalda Laranjo
      Pages 209-230
    4. Guilherme de Oliveira, André Pereira
      Pages 231-244
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-254

About this book


This book describes the human amniotic membrane from its origin, characterization and medical applications, summarizing all the latest developments and findings related to this tissue with contributions from some of the leading researchers in the field. The book addresses issues for its preservation, separation and identification of amniotic membrane-derived cells, as well as the potential ethical issues involved in their use. The topic of this book is particularly pertinent for clinicians and researchers involved in the research and use of this tissue.


amniotic membrane oncology ophthalmology preservation stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Catarina Mamede
    • 1
  • Maria Filomena Botelho
    • 2
  1. 1.Health Sciences Research CenterCICS-UBICovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Biophysics UnitFaculty of Medicine, University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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