Perinatal Stem Cells, Second Edition

Perinatal Stem Cells, Second Edition

Editor(s): Kyle J. Cetrulo, Curtis L. Cetrulo, Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013 11:07AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118209448

Online ISBN: 9781118497883

DOI: 10.1002/9781118497883

About this Book

Perinatal Stem Cells, 2nd Edition builds on the first edition to provide an updated tutorial on perinatal stem cells, including stem cells harvested from the amniotic fluid, placenta, maternal blood supply, umbilical cord and Wharton's Jelly. As in the first edition, coverage includes the underlying biology of each of the sources of pregnancy related stem cells, cell culture, and potential therapeutic uses, as well as insights on the impact of these stem cells from obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, hematologists, tissue engineers, and cord blood bankers.

Normally discarded as medical waste, perinatal stem cells offer a powerful therapeutic tool box alternative to the controversial embryonic stem cells. Since publication of the first edition, a burgeoning commerical industry has developed around various sources of perinatal cells, and the second edition now includes an overview of this growing industry.

With contributions from some of the top academic stem cell laboratories in the United States as well as new chapters from international stem cell scientists, Perinatal Stem Cells presents an update on the cutting-edge research in the field while maintaining its signature clinical focus.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 6

      Wharton's Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Immune Modulation: Regenerative Medicine Meets Tissue Repair (pages 77–88)

      Rita Anzalone, Felicia Farina, Melania Lo Iacono, Simona Corrao, Tiziana Corsello, Giovanni Zummo and Giampiero La Rocca

    1. Chapter 9

      Newborn Stem Cells: Identity, Function, and Clinical Potential (pages 119–137)

      Anthony Park, Louis Chan, Mayur Danny I. Gohel, Sean Murphy, Ursula Manuelpillai, Ann Chidgey and Richard Boyd

    1. Chapter 13

      Advances and Possible Applications of Human Amnion for the Management of Liver Disease (pages 197–208)

      Fabio Marongiu, Maria Paola Serra, Marcella Sini, Ezio Laconi, Marc C. Hansel, Kristen J. Skvorak, Roberto Gramignoli and Stephen C. Strom

  1. Industry Review

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