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Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology

Advances in Mechanisms, Methods and Models

Edited by Craig Atwood

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States of America


Sivan Vadakkadath Meethal

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States of America

Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to revolutionize treatment options for a range of diseases and conditions. This book presents recent advances in our understanding of the biological mechanisms of stem cell self-renewal, reprograming and regeneration. Also covered are novel methodological advances in the culture, purification and use of stem cells, as well as the ethical and moral dilemmas of embryo donation and adoption. These advances will shape the utilization of stem cells for future basic and applied applications.

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Pluripotent Stem Cell BiologyAdvances in Mechanisms, Methods and ModelsEdited by Craig Atwood

Published: July 2nd 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57025

ISBN: 978-953-51-1590-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7213-0

Copyright year: 2014

Books open for chapter submissions

15243 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of an NFκB-STAT3 Signaling Axis in Regulating the Induction and Maintenance of the Pluripotent State

By Jasmin Roya Agarwal and Elias T. Zambidis


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2. Embryonic Stem Cells and Oncogenes

By Hiroshi Koide


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3. Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation – A Model System to Study Embryonic Haematopoiesis

By Monika Stefanska, Valerie Kouskoff and Georges Lacaud


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4. Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Primitive and Definitive Hematopoiesis

By Bo Chen, Bin Mao, Shu Huang, Ya Zhou, Kohichiro Tsuji and Feng Ma


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5. Generation and Maintenance of iPSCs From CD34+Cord Blood Cells on Artificial Cell Attachment Substrate

By Naoki Nishishita, Takako Yamamoto, Chiemi Takenaka, Marie Muramatsu and Shin Kawamata


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6. Cadherin-Fc Chimeric Protein-Based Biomaterials: Advancing Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine Towards Application

By Kakon Nag, Nihad Adnan, Koichi Kutsuzawa and Toshihiro Akaike


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7. Hepatocyte Selection Medium

By Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto and Makoto Sueishi


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8. Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Applications in Drug Discovery and Toxicology – An overview

By Shiva Prasad Potta, Tomo Šarić, Michael Heke, Harinath Bahudhanapati and Jürgen Hescheler


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9. The Minipig — A New Tool in Stem Cell Research

By Hideyuki Kobayashi, Toshihiro Tai, Koichi Nagao and Koichi Nakajima


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10. Ethical Implications of Embryo Adoption

By Peter A. Clark


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