Stem Cells in Endocrinology by Linda B. LesterStem Cells in Endocrinology by Linda B. Lester

Stem Cells in Endocrinology

EditorLinda B. Lester

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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A critical review by prominent experts of both the cutting-edge of stem cell biology and the application of stem cells to endocrine diseases, including diabetes, infertility, and liver-associated metabolic disorders. The authors discuss current research to modify stem cells, develop an endocrine-like cell, and use adult bone marrow stem cells to treat autoimmune diseases, including endocrine-based autoimmune diseases. Topics of interest include a review of all stem cell subtypes and their characteristics, approaches to promoting endocrine development from stem cells, and evidence for endocrine cell function from stem cells. The authors also outline how best to develop preclinical studies that will determine the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapies for endocrine disorders.
Title:Stem Cells in EndocrinologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375470

ISBN - 13:9781617375477

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Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Stem Cell BiologyEmbryonic Stem Cells: Derivation, Properties, and Therapeutic ImplicationsVictoria L. Browning and Jon S. OdoricoGerm Line Stem CellsMakoto C. NaganoUmbilical Cord Stem CellsKathy E. MitchellDifferentiation Potential of Adult Stem CellsHenry E. Young and Asa C. Black, Jr.Growth Conditions for Primate vs Murine Embryonic Stem CellsGillian M. Beattie, Nathan Bucay, Rohan Humphrey, Ana D. Lopez, and Alberto HayekPart II: Translational ResearchIslet Precursor Cells in Adult Pancreatic IsletsGladys Teitelman and Irem NasirTranscription Factor-Directed Differentiation of Stem Cells Along an Endocrine LineageWilliam L. Lowe, Jr.Generation of Islet-Like Structures From ES CellsNadya LumelskyThe Therapeutic Potential of Liver Repopulation for Metabolic or Endocrine DisordersSanjeev GuptaThe Manipulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Bone RepairShelley R. WinnSpermatogenesis From Transplanted Spermatogenic Stem CellsMichael D. Griswold and Derek McLeanHematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in the Treatment of Autoimmune Endocrine DiseaseJody Schumacher and Ewa CarrierPreclinical Trials for Stem Cell TherapyLinda B. Lester, K. Y. Francis Pau, and Don P. WolfIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Stem Cells in Endocrinology considers the potential use of stem cells for the treatment of endocrine disorders. It consists of two sections, Basic Stem Cell Biology and Translational Research. . The book as a whole is certainly of interest not only to specialists in the therapy of endocrine disorders, but also to those conducting stem cell research in general, and to motivated students." (Antonin Bukovsky, TRENDS in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol. 17 (6), August, 2006)