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Neural Stem Cells and Therapy

Edited by Tao Sun

Weill Cornell Medicine, United States of America

This book is a collective work of international experts in the neural stem cell field. The book incorporates the characterization of embryonic and adult neural stem cells in both invertebrates and vertebrates. It highlights the history and the most advanced discoveries in neural stem cells, and summarizes the mechanisms of neural stem cell development. In particular, this book provides strategies and discusses the challenges of utilizing neural stem cells for therapy of neurological disorders and brain and spinal cord injuries. It is suitable for general readers, students, doctors and researchers who are interested in understanding the principles of and new discoveries in neural stem cells and therapy.

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Neural Stem Cells and TherapyEdited by Tao Sun

Published: February 15th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1250

ISBN: 978-953-307-958-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6773-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

52103 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Neural Stem Cells from Mammalian Brain: Isolation Protocols and Maintenance Conditions

By Jorge Oliver-De la Cruz and Angel Ayuso-Sacido


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2. Neurogenesis in Adult Hippocampus

By Xinhua Zhang and Guohua Jin


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3. Cellular Organization of the Subventricular Zone in the Adult Human Brain: A Niche of Neural Stem Cells

By Oscar Gonzalez-Perez


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4. The Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cell Niche

By Jean-Philippe Hugnot


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5. Development of New Monoclonal Antibodies for Immunocytochemical Characterization of Neural Stem and Differentiated Cells

By Aavo-Valdur Mikelsaar, Alar Sünter, Peeter Toomik, Kalmer Karpson and Erkki Juronen


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6. Formation of Nervous Systems and Neural Stem Cells in Ascidians

By Kiyoshi Terakado


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7. Regeneration of Brain and Dopaminergic Neurons Utilizing Pluripotent Stem Cells: Lessons from Planarians

By Kaneyasu Nishimura, Yoshihisa Kitamura and Kiyokazu Agata


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8. -Secretase-Regulated Signaling Mechanisms: Notch and Amyloid Precursor Protein

By Kohzo Nakayama, Hisashi Nagase, Chang-Sung Koh and Takeshi Ohkawara


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9. Role of Growth Factor Receptors in Neural Stem Cells Differentiation and Dopaminergic Neurons Generation

By Lucía Calatrava, Rafael Gonzalo-Gobernado, Antonio S. Herranz, Diana Reimers, Maria J. Asensio, Cristina Miranda and Eulalia Bazán


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10. Musashi Proteins in Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells

By Kenichi Horisawa and Hiroshi Yanagawa


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11. Active Expression of Retroelements in Neurons Differentiated from Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells

By Slawomir Antoszczyk, Kazuyuki Terashima, Masaki Warashina, Makoto Asashima and Tomoko Kuwabara


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12. Noncoding RNAs in Neural Stem Cell Development

By Shan Bian and Tao Sun


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13. Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Clones as Models for Neural Development and Transplantation

By Hedong Li, He Zhao, Xiaoqiong Shu and Mei Jiang


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14. Endogenous Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells and Regenerative Responses to Brain Injury

By Maria Dizon


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15. Neural Stem Cells: Exogenous and Endogenous Promising Therapies for Stroke

By M. Guerra-Crespo, A.K. De la Herrán-Arita, A. Boronat-García, G. Maya-Espinosa, J.R. García-Montes, J.H. Fallon and R. Drucker-Colín


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16. Ischemia-Induced Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells Within the Post-Stroke Cortex in Adult Brains

By Takayuki Nakagomi and Tomohiro Matsuyama


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17. Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Neural Stem Cells Potential for Neural Repair in Spinal Cord Injury and Human Neurodegenerative Disorders

By Dasa Cizkova, Norbert Zilka, Zuzana Kazmerova, Lucia Slovinska, Ivo Vanicky, Ivana Novotna-Grulova, Viera Cigankova, Milan Cizek and Michal Novak


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18. Assessing the Influence of Neuroinflammation on Neurogenesis: In Vitro Models Using Neural Stem Cells and Microglia as Valuable Research Tools

By Bruno P. Carreira, Maria Inês Morte, Caetana M. Carvalho and Inês M. Araújo


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19. Immune System Modulation of Germinal and Parenchymal Neural Progenitor Cells in Physiological and Pathological Conditions

By Chiara Rolando, Enrica Boda and Annalisa Buffo


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