1st Edition

Stem Cells and Neurodegenerative Diseases

ISBN 9781482210736
Published March 17, 2014 by CRC Press
244 Pages 11 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $175.00

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Book Description

This book explores the potentiel of stem cells for ameliorating the quality of life of patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. It discusses results of pre-clinical investigations and case studies on the effects of stem cell transplantation on cell death, to promote/stimulate neuroprotection after brain and spinal cord injury through trophic support, cell replacement and remyelination. It covers the maintenance of the balance between stem cells and their progenitors within their niche, both under normal and degenerative processes, ischemic stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumor.

Table of Contents

Stem Cells as a Source for Cell Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
J.Ganz, Nirit Lev, and D.lOffen

The use of stem cells in treating Huntington’s disease: state of research and prospects for future treatments
KD.Fink, AT.Crane, J. Rossignol, L. Lescaudron, andGL. Dunbar

Stem Cell Transplantation Strategies After Spinal Cord Injury
JT Wilcox, R. Vawda , and MG Fehlings

Role of endogenous neural precursor cells in Multiple Sclerosis
G. Spigoni, V. Tepavcevic, B. Nait-Oumesmar, and A. Baron Van-Evercooren

Stem cells and Alzheimer’s disease
P.Brachet, and V.Bonnamain

Cell Therapies for Ischemic Stroke
LL. Stone, WC. Low, and A. Grande

Immune response to intracerebral transplantation: particular properties of stem cells
E. Mathieu , V. BonnamainP. Naveilhan, and I. Neveu

Glioma stem cells: the brain behind the tumor?
L. Oliver, C. Pecqueur, M. Moufouace , and FM. Vallette

The future of induced pluripotent stem cells in brain regenerative medicine
J-M. Ramirez, B. Qiang , and J. De Vos

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Lescaudron, Laurent; Rossignol, Julien; Dunbar, Gary L.