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Tissue Restoration Through Regenerative Biology and Medicine : Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology - David L. Stocum

Tissue Restoration Through Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

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Advances in cell, developmental and molecular biology, and the discovery of regeneration-competent cells in many non-regenerating mammalian tissues, have given impetus to systematic investigations that will enable us to regenerate these tissues by cell transplantation or the pharmaceutical induction of regeneration from the body's own tissues. A significant avenue of research is the identification of the soluble and insoluble signals and their transduction pathways that govern the proliferation and differentiation of regeneration-competent cells, and the signals that inhibit their activity after injury. How far can we go in our quest for regeneration? We will probably be able to induce the regeneration of some tissues, such as skin or even spinal cord, within a few years. The regeneration of others, such as heart, lung, kidney or appendages, may be more complex and difficult, but we should not view them as impossible. They will just take a little longer.

Introductionp. 1
The biology of regenerationp. 3
Regeneration of ectodermal derivativesp. 4
Regeneration of endodermal derivativesp. 21
Regeneration of mesodermal derivativesp. 28
Developmental potential of adult stem cellsp. 37
Regenerative medicinep. 47
Cell transplantsp. 47
Chemical induction of regeneration in vivop. 57
Perspectivesp. 75
Referencesp. 77
Subject indexp. 103
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ISBN: 9783540206033
ISBN-10: 3540206035
Series: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18