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Stem Cells and Neurodegenerative Diseases

1st Edition

Edited by Laurent Lescaudron, Julien Rossignol, Gary L. Dunbar

CRC Press

244 pages | 11 Color Illus. | 8 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book explores the potential 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, as well as to promote/stimulate neuroprotection after brain and spinal cord injury through trophic support, cell replacement and remyelination. The book covers the maintenance of the balance between stem cells and their progenitors within their niche, both under normal and degenerative processes and with 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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MED033000
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MED056000
MEDICAL / Neurology
MED107000
MEDICAL / Genetics
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology