Stem Cell Transplantation and Tissue Engineering

  • A. Haverich
  • H. Graf

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. H. Ostermann
    Pages 1-16
  3. G. Kempermann
    Pages 17-28
  4. P. V. Shastri, I. Martin
    Pages 29-45
  5. S. Selbert, W.-M. Franz
    Pages 47-66
  6. F. A. Auger, M. Rémy-Zolghadri, G. Grenier, L. Germain
    Pages 73-88
  7. J. J. Yoo, A. Atala
    Pages 105-127
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 129-133

About these proceedings

Introduction

As dogmas in stem cell research are losing their impact and recent findings regarding the use and cultivation of stem cells and tissue transplantation have opened up new therapeutic avenues, this Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop was initiated to highlight current and future approaches in this field. The only stem cells that have been used clinically for a long time is the hematopoietic stem cell as a source for bone marrow transplantation. Recent findings now indicate that hematopoietic stem cells, under certain conditions, are able to differentiate into endothelial, neural or muscle cells, providing exciting new therapeutic possibilities. They represent a future source for tissue engineering replacing defective cells or tissues and allowing diseased organs to regain their functions. Both reconstitution techniques are paving the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies, giving hope of being able to cure and not only treat patients.

Keywords

Cell Transplantation Transplantat bone marrow cell membrane muscle neural stem cells neurogenesis stem cells tissue tissue engineering transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Haverich
    • 1
  • H. Graf
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für Thorax-, Herz- und GefäßchirurgieMedizinische HochschuleHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Strategic Business Unit TherapeuticsSchering AGBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04816-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04818-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04816-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
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