296 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 17 B/W Illus.
Long regarded as biological waste, the placenta is gaining momentum as a viable product for clinical use. Due to their unique properties, placental cells and derivatives show great promise in curing various diseases. Utilizingcontributions from world-renowned experts, Placenta: The Tree of Life considers the therapeutic potential of these cells. It examines new stem cell–based strategies and highlights recent studies that advance the range of treatment for a number of illnesses.
Emphasizing the potential research and therapeutic use of stem cells, the book discusses the development, structure, and functions of the human placenta. It introduces overall aspects of the immune system, explains some of the immune mechanisms during pregnancy, and shows the role of the placenta in these mechanisms. Current scientific research is presented that focuses on the mechanisms of action underlying the therapeutic benefit of cells isolated from different placental regions.
An exhaustive examination, this pivotal work:
Placenta: The Tree of Life summarizes the advantages of perinatal tissue as a source of cells with therapeutic potential and is designed for use in the study of genetics, stem cell science, placental function, reproductive biology, regenerative medicine, and related fields.
Structure and Development of the Human Placenta
The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Functions and Pathologies of the Human Placenta
The Roles of the Human Placenta in Fetal-Maternal Tolerance
The Human Placenta in Wound Healing: Historical and Current Approaches
Cell Populations Isolated from Amnion, Chorion, and Wharton’s Jelly of Human Placenta
The Immunomodulatory Features of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Derived from Wharton’s Jelly, Amniotic Membrane, and Chorionic Villi: In Vitro and In Vivo Data
Use of Placenta-Derived Cells in Neurological Disorders
Use of Amnion Epithelial Cells in Metabolic Liver Disorders
The Use of Placenta-Derived Cells in Autoimmune Disorders
The Use of Placenta-Derived Cells in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disorders
From Bench to Bedside: Strategy, Regulations, and Good Manufacturing Practice Procedures
Applications of Placenta-Derived Cells in Veterinary Medicine