Progenitor Cells: Biology, Characterization and Potential Clinical Applications


Patrick M. Horton (Editor)
Brett E. Lawrence (Editor)

Series: Cell Biology Research Progress
BISAC: SCI017000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biology, characterization and potential clinical application of progenitor cells. Topics discussed include endothelial progenitor cells and cardiovascular disease; isolation, expansion and clinical therapy of human corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cells; genetically engineered blood pharming; regulation of neural progenitor cells by Wnt5a-signaling in the developmental central nervous system; endothelial progenitor cells in a clinical setting; role of microRNAs in endothelial progenitor cells and their implication for cardiac repair; and cellular origins in amphibian regeneration. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Cardiovascular Disease
(Thomas F.J. King, John H. McDermott, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Connolly Hospital, Dublin, Ireland)

Characterization, Isolation, Expansion and Clinical Therapy of Human Corneal Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells
(De-Quan Li, Zhichong Wang, Kyung-Chul Yoon, Fang Bian, Ocular Surface Center, Cullen Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology and Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, and others)

Genetically Engineered Blood Pharming: Generation of HLA-Universal Platelets Derived from CD34+ Progenitor Cells
(Constança Figueiredo, Rainer Blasczyk, Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany)

Regulation of Neural Progenitor Cells by Wnt5a-Signaling in the Developmental Central Nervous System
(Mitsuharu Endo, Yasuhiro Minami, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, Kobe University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Clinical Settings
(Fumihiro Sanada, Yoshiaki Taniyama, Junya Azuma, Ikeda-Iwabe Yuka, Masaaki Iwabayashi, Hiromi Rakugi, Ryuichi Morishita, Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Department of Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan)

Role of MicroRNAs in Endothelial Progenitor Cells: Implication for Cardiac Repair
(E. Goretti, D.R. Wagner, Y. Devaux, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Research, Public Research Centre, Health, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, and others)

Cellular Origins in Amphibian Regeneration
(Hai-yan Leng, Gufa Lin, Ying Chen, Department of Hematology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and others)


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