Perinatal Stem Cells: Biology, Manufacturing and Translational Medicine
Han, Zhong Chao, Takahashi, Tsuneo A., Han, Zhibo
- 出版商: Springer
- 出版日期: 2019-03-25
- 售價: $5,320
- 貴賓價: 9.5 折 $5,054
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 173
- 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
- ISBN: 9811327025
- ISBN-13: 9789811327025
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to various types of perinatal stem cells. Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer a promising avenue in the treatment of degenerative diseases or injury.
Currently, the limitations of postnatal cell sources and expanding efficiency may limit autologous stem cell therapies. Although embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be cultured indefinitely ex vivo, and can differentiate into three germ layers, ethical issues, the teratoma formation of ESCs and oncogenic risk of iPSCs are major obstacles to their clinical application. More recently, perinatal stem cells have been isolated from the umbilical cord, Wharton's Jelly, placenta, amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid, which are normally discarded as medical waste. This book, after describing perinatal stem cells in detail, introduces readers to the various types of perinatal stem cells, addressing their characterization, banking, quality control and stability. Importantly, it also reviews the clinical applications of perinatal stem cells to therapy of diseases. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers and graduate students alike.
Zhong Chao Han is a professor and director at the State Key Lab of Experimental Hematology, Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; Tsuneo A Takahashi is a visiting professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University; Zhibo Han is an associate professor at the State Key Lab of Experimental Hematology, Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.