Perspectives of Stem Cells

From tools for studying mechanisms of neuronal differentiation towards therapy

  • Henning Ulrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Karla Loureiro Almeida, José Abreu, C. Y. Irene Yan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Luiz E. Mello, Beatriz M. Longo
    Pages 11-33
  4. Bettina Malnic, Lucia Armelin-Correa
    Pages 35-45
  5. Elisabeth Dupin, Giordano W. Calloni, Nicole M. Le Douarin
    Pages 47-58
  6. Zhigang Xue, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Araksya Izmiryan, Sheila Cristina de Souza Martins, Jean Christophe Larcher, Denise Paulin et al.
    Pages 59-72
  7. Rafaela C. Sartore, Priscila B. Campos, Michael J. McConnell, Stevens K. Rehen
    Pages 73-86
  8. Maria C. N. Marchetto, Fred H. Gage, Alysson R. Muotri
    Pages 87-96
  9. Noelle Ammon, Nathaniel Hartman, Laura Grabel
    Pages 97-114
  10. Katia K. Yuahasi, Katia N. Gomes, Marcelo Campos, Arthur A. Nery, Ariane Nunes- Alves, Cleber A. Trujillo et al.
    Pages 115-134
  11. Hiromi Shimojo, Toshiyuki Ohtsuka, Ryoichiro Kageyama
    Pages 135-143
  12. Joice Stipursky, Tânia Cristina Leite de Sampaio e Spohr, Luciana Ferreira Romão, Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes
    Pages 145-170
  13. Flavia R. S. Lima, Anna Carolina C. da Fonseca, Giselle P. Faria, Luiz Gustavo F. Dubois, Tércia R. Alves, Jane Faria et al.
    Pages 171-189
  14. Rafael Linden, Rodrigo A.P. Martins, Mariana S. Silveira, Helena L. Borges, Alfred Sholl-Franco, Lucianne Fragel-Madeira et al.
    Pages 191-230
  15. Mariusz Z. Ratajczak, Ewa Zuba-Surma, Magda Kucia, Przemyslaw Nowacki, Bogdan Machalinski
    Pages 231-243
  16. Yang D. Teng, Serdar Kabatas, Jianxue Li, Dustin R. Wakeman, Evan Y. Snyder, Richard L. Sidman
    Pages 255-270
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


Stem cells are fascinating cell types. They can replicate themselves forever while retaining the potential to generate progeny with speci?c functions. Because of these special properties, stem cells have been subjects of intensive investigation, from understanding basic mechanisms underlying tissue generation, to modeling human diseases, to application for cell replacement therapy. Stem cells come in different forms. For example, mouse embryonic stem cells can general all cell types in a body, either in a dish or when put back into mouse embryos. On the other hand, neural stem cells in the adult brain generate neurons and glia cells that contribute to the brain’s plasticity. Rapid progress has been made in the stem cell ?eld with discov- ies published in a record speed. A quick Pubmed search has returned 2789 hits for “embryonic stem cells” and 815 hits for “adult neural stem cells/neurogenesis” in the year 2008 alone. It remains a taunting task for all who are interested in stem cells to keep up with rapidly accumulating literatures. The “Perspectives of Stem Cells” by a truly international team of experts provides a timely and invaluable highlight of the stem cell ?eld gearing toward future therapeutic applications in the nervous system. Stem cells with neural potentials have attracted a lot of attention because of their promise for cell replacement therapy, ranging from degenerative neurological dis- ders to spinal cord injuries.


Cellular diversification Cellular therapy Neurogenesis and gliogenesis Neuron Regeneration Signalling mechanisms stem cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Henning Ulrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. QuímicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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