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Embryonic Stem Cells

Basic Biology to Bioengineering

Edited by Michael S. Kallos

University of Calgary, Canada

Embryonic stem cells are one of the key building blocks of the emerging multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine, and discoveries and new technology related to embryonic stem cells are being made at an ever increasing rate. This book provides a snapshot of some of the research occurring across a wide range of areas related to embryonic stem cells, including new methods, tools and technologies; new understandings about the molecular biology and pluripotency of these cells; as well as new uses for and sources of embryonic stem cells. The book will serve as a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, and clinicians as well as students in a wide range of disciplines.

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Embryonic Stem CellsBasic Biology to BioengineeringEdited by Michael S. Kallos

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/907

ISBN: 978-953-307-278-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6486-9

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

66358 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

43 Web of Science Citations

53 Dimensions Citations


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1. Embryonic Stem Cells for Therapies – Challenges and Possibilities

By Ronne Wee Yeh Yeo and Sai Kiang Lim


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2. Derivation and Characterization of New hESC Lines from Supernumerary Embryos, Experience from Turkey

By Zafer Nihat Candan and Semra Kahraman


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3. Cryopreserved Embryos: A Catholic Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Adoption

By Peter A. Clark


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4. Bioprocess Development for the Expansion of Embryonic Stem Cells

By Megan M. Hunt, Roz Alfred, Derrick E. Rancourt, Ian D. Gates and Michael S. Kallos


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5. Small-Scale Bioreactors for the Culture of Embryonic Stem Cells

By Allison Van Winkle, Ian D. Gates and Michael S. Kallos


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6. Synthetic Surfaces for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture

By Andrei G. Fadeev and Zara Melkoumian


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7. Efficient Integration of Transgenes and Their Reliable Expression in Human Embryonic Stem Cells

By Kenji Sakurai, Miho Shimoji, Kazuhiro Aiba and Norio Nakatsuji


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8. Embryonic Stem Cells: Introducing Exogenous Regulators into Embryonic Stem Cells

By Yong-Pil Cheon


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9. Functional Control of Target Single Cells in ES Cell Clusters and Their Differentiated Cells by Femtoinjection

By Hideaki Matsuoka, Mikako Saito and Hisakage Funabashi


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10. From Pluripotency to Early Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Cultures Evaluated by Electron Microscopy and Immunohistochemistry

By Janus Valentin Jacobsen, Claus Yding Andersen, Poul Hyttel and Kjeld Møllgård


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11. Methods to Generate Chimeric Mice from Embryonic Stem Cells

By Kun-Hsiung Lee


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12. Embryonic Stem Cells in Toxicological Studies

By Carmen Estevan, Andrea C. Romero, David Pamies, Eugenio Vilanova and Miguel A. Sogorb


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13. Teratomas Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells as Models for Embryonic Development, Disease, and Tumorigenesis

By John A. Ozolek and Carlos A. Castro


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14. Illuminating Hidden Features of Stem Cells

By Gideon Grafi, Rivka Ofir, Vered Chalifa-Caspi and Inbar Plaschkes


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15. Signaling Pathways in Mouse Embryo Stem Cell Self-Renewal

By Leo Quinlan


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16. Building a Pluripotency Protein Interaction Network for Embryonic Stem Cells

By Patricia Ng and Thomas Lufkin


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17. Profile of Galanin in Embryonic Stem Cells and Tissues

By Maria-Elena Lautatzis and Maria Vrontakis


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18. Rho-GTPases in Embryonic Stem Cells

By Michael S. Samuel and Michael F. Olson


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19. Cripto-1: At the Crossroads of Embryonic Stem Cells and Cancer

By Nadia Pereira Castro, Maria Cristina Rangel, Tadahiro Nagaoka, Hideaki Karasawa, David S. Salomon and Caterina Bianco


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20. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Pluripotency and Lineage Commitment – The Role of GSK-3

By Bradley W. Doble, Kevin F. Kelly and James R. Woodgett


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21. Embryonic Stem Cells and the Germ Cell Lineage

By Cyril Ramathal, Renee Reijo Pera and Paul Turek


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22. Techniques and Conditions for Embryonic Germ Cell Derivation and Culture

By Maria P De Miguel, Candace L Kerr, Pilar López-Iglesias and Yago Alcaina


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23. Pluripotent Gametogenic Stem Cells of Asexually Reproducing Invertebrates

By Valeria V. Isaeva


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