Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman , FRS, Shazia Anjum

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research

Volume 9

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ISSN: 2467-9593 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-7633 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-763-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-762-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97816810876271200901

Introduction

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research is an important area of clinical research which promises to change the face of medicine as it will be practiced in the years to come. Challenges in the 21 st century to combat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and retinal disorders, among others, may well be addressed employing stem cell therapies and tissue regeneration techniques. Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research is essential reading for researchers seeking updates in stem cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine.

This volume includes current literature on a variety of topics:

-the utility of exogenous and endogenous neural stem cells in spinal cord injury

-somatic cells for human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)

-reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediated cellular signaling for stem cell differentiation

-the therapeutic potential of microRNAs in cardiac diseases

-stem cell therapy for the treatment of malaria

Preface

The ninth volume of ‘Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research’ presents important recent developments in this fast growing field.

Hasan and Wu review the current literature on the utility of exogenous and endogenous neural stem cells in spinal cord injury. Miguel et al. focus on the various sources of somatic cells for human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) generation, their characterization, and the progress on directed differentiation toward several cell types.

Cell signaling and redox reactions are involved in the regulation of neural-lineage cells for reprograming of adipose-derived stem cells. Abrahamse et al. discuss the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and ROS mediated cellular signaling for differentiation of stem cells.

The human skin represents the largest and most accessible part of the body that is exposed to infections, physical wounds, diseases etc. Titorencu et al. describe commercially available skin substitutes that are in demand and also described the use of stem cells for skin regeneration. Recently, the role of microRNA in cardiac conduction diseases, arrhythmogenesis and their therapeutic potential has caught the attention of researchers. Sankaranarayanan et al. have reviewed the role of miRNAs in cardiac rhythmic disorders and their potential in diagnosis and treatment. Finally, Rivera et al. discuss the use of stem cell therapy in the treatment of malaria.

We owe our special thanks to all the contributors for their valuable contribution in bringing together the ninth volume of this book series. We also thank the editorial staff of Bentham Science Publishers for their help and support.

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

&

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

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