Perinatal Stem Cells

  • Anthony Atala
  • Sean V. Murphy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sveva Bollini, Michela Pozzobon, Nicola Smart, Paolo De Coppi
      Pages 3-15
    3. Aleksander Skardal
      Pages 17-25
    4. Augusto Zani, Mara Cananzi, Simon Eaton, Paolo De Coppi
      Pages 27-42
    5. Emily C. Moorefield, Mark E. Furth, Colin E. Bishop
      Pages 43-52
    6. Margit Rosner, Katharina Schipany, Markus Hengstschläger
      Pages 53-58
    7. Orquidea Garcia, David Warburton
      Pages 59-66
    8. Koji Shido, Joseph M. Scandura, Shahin Rafii, Venkat R. Pulijaal
      Pages 67-85
    9. Andrea Preitschopf, Julia Busch, Hannes Zwickl, Stefan Nehrer, Markus Hengstschläger, Mario Mikula
      Pages 87-97
    10. Benedikt Weber, Debora Kehl, Simon P. Hoerstrup
      Pages 99-105
    11. Jaehyun Kim, Sookwon Ryu, Young Min Ju, James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala
      Pages 107-114
    12. Weerapong Prasongchean, Patrizia Ferretti
      Pages 115-123
  3. Placental and Placental Membrane Stem Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Ornella Parolini, Debashree De, Melissa Rodrigues, Maddalena Caruso
      Pages 141-157
    3. Alicia Bárcena, Marcus O. Muench, Mirhan Kapidzic, Matthew Gormley, Susan J. Fisher
      Pages 171-181
    4. Hsi-Yi Yeh, Betty Linju Yen, Shan-hui Hsu
      Pages 183-189
    5. Clara Sanjurjo-Rodríguez, Silvia Díaz-Prado, Tamara Hermida-Gómez, Isaac Fuentes-Boquete, Francisco J. Blanco
      Pages 191-198

About this book


This comprehensive volume is one of the first books to offer the reader detailed insight into sources of perinatal stem cells, their biology,  and their potential for disease treatment. It examines the research and therapeutic applications of perinatal stem cells including the treatment of renal disease, hematopoietic regeneration, cardiac disease, inflammatory disease, bone regeneration, pulmonary disease, and the treatment of spinal cord injury. Further, the book discusses current progress in the manufacturing, banking and clinical translation of perinatal stem cells. Through this book, readers will gain a thorough understanding of the current pre-clinical and clinical applications of perinatal stem cells as well as the efforts to support the transition of perinatal stem cell therapies from laboratories to clinics.

Perinatal Stem Cells contains thirty-two chapters written by internationally recognized leaders in stem cell research. It is organized into four sections covering amniotic fluid stem cells, placental and placental membrane stem cells, umbilical cord stem cells, and clinical translation. This cohesive structure provides an effective framework for detailed insight into this new frontier. Edited by Dr. Anthony Atala, one of the foremost experts in the field, and his co-editor Dr. Sean V. Murphy, this volume is a definitive work for stem cell research and its future implications. It is a key resource for all stem cell researchers, clinicians, and government and industry staff working in this dynamic and exciting field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Atala
    • 1
  • Sean V. Murphy
    • 2
  1. 1.Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Institute for Regenerative MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Institute for Regenerative MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1117-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1118-9
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