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Editors: Devon W. Parsons
Book Description:
Among the many applications of stem cell research are nervous system diseases, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases as well as Parkinsonís disease, end-stage kidney disease, liver failure, cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonís disease, and Alzheimerís disease. Stem cells are self-renewing, unspecialized cells that can give rise to multiple types all of specialized cells of the body. Stem cell research also involves complex ethical and legal considerations since they involve adult, fetal tissue and embryonic sources. This new book brings together leading research from throughout the world with particular focus on stem cells and cancer research.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Chapter I - Transplantation of Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Hepatocytes and risk of Teratoma Formation; pp. 1-22
(Kinji Asahina, Kenichi Teramoto, Shigeki Arii, Hirobumi Teraoka)

Chapter II - Human Papillomavirus as a clue to the Anatomical Site-Specific Epidermal Stem Cells; pp. 23-46
(Kiyofumi Egawa)

Chapter III - Breast Cancer Stem Cell Paradigm; pp. 47-64
(Malathy PV Shekhar and Larry Tait)

Chapter IV - Pluripotent Cells in Embryogenesis and in Teratoma Formation; pp. 65-82
(O.F. Gorddeeva)

Chapter V - Skin-derived Stem Cells from Different Mammalian Species: A Tool for Developmental, Pharmacological and Cancer Studies;
pp. 83-106
(BL Chen, S. Pirondi, M. Fernandez)

Chapter VI - The Role of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Tumor Angiogenesis; pp. 107-116
(Domenico Ribatti)

Chapter VII - Predictive Tests of Hematotoxicity in Pharmacological Cancer Therapy; pp. 117-142
(Beatriz Albella, Susana G. Gomez, Guillemo Guenechea and Juan A. Bauren)

Chapter VIII - Cancer Stem Cells and Drug Resistance; pp. 143-159
(George Trimis, Erasmia Tsellou, Hippokratis Kiaris)

Chapter IX - The Role of Stem Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes; pp. 161-182
(John Meletis and Evangelos Terpos)

Chapter X - Autologous and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma; pp. 183-207
(Evangelos Terpos and John Meletis)

Chapter XI - Breast Stem Cells and Breast Stem Cell Diseases;
pp. 209-230
(Sebastian Luna-More, Dolores Bautista-Ojeda)

Chapter XII - ATP-Binding-Cassette Transporters in Drug Resistance of Normal and Malignant Hematopoietic Stem Cells; pp. 231-265
(Marc H.G.P. Raaijmakers)

Index

   Series:
      Stem Cells - Laboratory and Clinical Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-517-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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