Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research

Volume 7

by

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS , Shazia Anjum

DOI: 10.2174/97816810855241170701
eISBN: 978-1-68108-552-4, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-553-1
ISSN: 2467-9593 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-7633 (Online)



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Table of Contents

Preface

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List of Contributors

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Cartilage Repair in Vivo with a Focus on Gene Therapy

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Ana Rey-Rico, Janina Frisch and Magali Cucchiarini

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Consequences of Inflammation within Neural Stem Cell Niches on Development and Regeneration

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Stephanie Veerasammy, Ekta Kumari, Matthew T. Goodus, Eric J. Neuberger, Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar and Steven W. Levison

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Cell-based Therapeutic Strategies for Treatment of Liver Diseases

- Pp. 72-93 (22)

Laia Tolosa, Maria Jose Gomez-Lechon and Eugenia Pareja

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Liver Regeneration

- Pp. 94-120 (27)

Ali-Reza Sadri, Saeid Amini-Nik and Marc G Jeschke

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Tissue Engineering Approaches for Building Cardiac Tissue

- Pp. 121-162 (42)

Rachel Hatano and Kara E. McCloskey

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Magnetic Nanoparticles in Regenerative Medicine - Current Role and Future Perspectives

- Pp. 163-239 (77)

Luminita Labusca, Dumitru-Daniel Herea, Oana Dragos-Pinzaru, Horia Chiriac and Nicoleta Lupu

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Subject Index

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Preface

Seven volumes of our e-book series entitled “Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research” have been published in just three years. This is indicative of the rapidity with which this multidisciplinary research area is growing.

The first chapter of this volume deals with in vivo mesenchymal stem cell research as a means to enhance cartilage repair. Cucchiarini et al. provide an overview of the most recent innovative strategies based on the implantation of MSCs as a means to enhance cartilage repair. They have included scaffold-free and scaffold-guided procedures as well as gene-based strategies to stimulate the cell chondrogenic activities to restore the natural structure and integrity of sites that have damaged cartilage.

In chapter 2, Levison et al. discuss the inflammatory signals that affect the proliferation and differentiation of the stem cells. They also review the progress being made in understanding the mechanisms by which immature cells of the brain’s subventricular and subgranular zones respond to injuries and inflammation-induced cytokines.

Chapters 3 and 4 by Pareja et al. and Jeschke et al., respectively, deal with cell-based therapeutic strategies for treatment of common liver diseases and liver regeneration. Human pluripotent stem cells with hepatic differentiation potential represent a valuable cell source for generating large numbers of functional hepatocyte-like cells for liver cell therapy.

Hatano and McCloskey in chapter 5 discuss various techniques recently used for tissue engineering of cardiac tissues for improving cardiac functions.

Together with the regenerative medicine (RM) and personalized therapies, nanomedicine represents one of the fields of advanced therapies. Labusca et al. in chapter 6 have reviewed the current role and future perspectives of magnetic nanoparticles in regenerative medicine. It is expected that developments in this field may drastically revolutionize heath care and improve the quality of life globally.

It is hoped that readers will enjoy the far-reaching and explicit reviews on exciting advances in stem cell and regenerative medicine research. We are grateful to the eminent scientists who have contributed excellent articles for this volume. We also owe our thanks to all the editorial staff of Bentham Science Publishers, particularly Dr. Faryal Sami, Mr. Shehzad Naqvi and Mr. Mahmood Alam for their technical support.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK

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Dr. Shazia Anjum
Department of Chemistry
Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Pakistan

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK


Shazia Anjum
Department of Chemistry
Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Pakistan




Contributor(s):
Rachel Hatano
Graduate Program in Biological Engineering and Small-scale Technologies (BEST)
University of California
Merced
CA
USA
/
School of Engineering
University of California
Merced
CA
USA


Kara E. McCloskey
Graduate Program in Biological Engineering and Small-scale Technologies (BEST)
University of California
Merced
CA
USA
/
School of Engineering
University of California
Merced
CA
USA


Stephanie Veerasammy
Department of Pharmacology
Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103
United States of America


Ekta Kumari
Department of Pharmacology
Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103
United States of America


Matthew T. Goodus
Department of Pharmacology
Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103
United States of America


Eric J. Neuberger
Department of Pharmacology
Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103
United States of America


Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar
Department of Pharmacology
Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103
United States of America


Steven W. Levison
Department of Pharmacology
Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103
United States of America


Laia Tolosa
Unidad de Terapia Celular Hepática
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe de Valencia
Valencia
Spain
/
Unidad de Hepatología Experimental
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe de Valencia
Valencia
Spain


Maria José Gómez-Lechón
Unidad de Terapia Celular Hepática
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe de Valencia
Valencia
Spain
/
Unidad de Hepatología Experimental
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe de Valencia
Valencia
Spain
/
CIBERehd, FIS
08036-Barcelona
Spain


Eugenia Pareja
Unidad de Terapia Celular Hepática
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe de Valencia
Valencia
Spain
/
Unidad de Cirugía Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatica y Trasplante Hepático
Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe de Valencia
Valencia
Spain


Ana Rey-Rico
Center of Experimental Orthopaedics
Saarland Medical Center
Homburg/Saar
Germany


Janina Frisch
Center of Experimental Orthopaedics
Saarland Medical Center
Homburg/Saar
Germany


Magali Cucchiarini
Center of Experimental Orthopaedics
Saarland Medical Center
Homburg/Saar
Germany


Luminita Labusca
National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics 47 Mangeron Blvd.
Iasi
Romania
/
Emergency Hospital Saint Spiridon Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic 2-4 V Conta Street
Iasi
Romania
/
Systems Bioinformatics and Modelling SBIM GmbH 39 Basaltstrasse Frankfurt
Germany


Dumitru-Daniel Herea
National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics 47 Mangeron Blvd.
Iasi
Romania


Oana Dragos-Pinzaru
National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics 47 Mangeron Blvd.
Iasi
Romania


Horia Chiriac
National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics 47 Mangeron Blvd.
Iasi
Romania


Nicoleta Lupu
National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics 47 Mangeron Blvd.
Iasi
Romania


Ali-Reza Sadri
Institute of Medical Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8
Canada
/
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5
Canada


Saeid Amini-Nik
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5
Canada
/
Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5
Canada


Marc G. Jeschke
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5
Canada
/
Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5
Canada




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