This third in the Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Series contains a careful selection of new and updated, high-quality articles from the well-known Meyer's Encyclopedia, describing new perspectives in stem cell research. The 26 chapters are divided into four sections: Basic Biology, Stem Cells and Disease, Stem Cell Therapy Approaches, and Laboratory Methods, with the authors chosen from among the leaders in their respective fields. This volume represents an essential guide for students and researchers seeking an overview of the field.
Dr. Robert A. Meyers, the Editor in Chief (EiC) of the Encyclopedia of Cell and Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine, originated the Encyclopedia and continues responsibility for the project. Dr. Meyers has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCLA and was a postdoctoral and faculty member at the California Institute of Technology. He is president of Ramtechlimited and is author or editor in chief of an additional twelve books and 20 technical papers as well as ten patents.
BASIC BIOLOGY Epigenetic regulation in Pluripotent Stem Cells Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells Naturally Occurring Adult Stem Cells Spermatogonial Stem Cell (SSCs) system Stem Cell Dormancy: Maintaining a Reserved Population Stem Cells in the Adult Brain: Neurogenesis Embryonic Stem Cells LABORATORY METHODS Cardiomyocytes from Human Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned Mice from Adult Stem Cells Cloned Mice from Embryonic Stem Cells Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells Muscle Stem Cells: Their Discovery, Properties, and In Vitro Manipulation Nuclear Transfer for Cloning Animals Pluripotent Stem Cells Induction (iPSC) from Umbilical Cord Blood Ventricular Muscle Tissue from Ventricular Progenitor Cells STEM CELL THERAPY Gene Therapy of Genetic Diseases of Blood Cells Targeting Hematopoietic Stem Cells Mesenchymal Stem Cells Characteristics, Niches and Applications for Cell Therapy Stem Cells and Parkinson's disease Spinal Cord Therapy with Human Embryonic Stem Cells Therapeutics against Cancer Stem Cells Translating Stem Cells to the Clinic: From modeling disease to cellular products STEM CELLS AND DISEASE Cancer Stem Cells Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells Prostate Tissue Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer Progression The Role of Stem Cell Niches in Self-renewal, Aging, and Malignancy Stem Cells and Colon Cancer