Stem and Progenitor Cells in the Central Nervous System

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R.S. Nowakowski
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2004 - Medical - 212 pages
This publication focuses on the biology of stem and progenitor cells in the developing and mature central nervous system, their response to trauma and potential uses in therapy. The authors, who are leading experts in the field, address topical questions from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives such as: non-invasive imaging of stem cell division; the origins of regional diversity in cell types and cell numbers in the stem cell progeny; factors that regulate generation of neurons and glial cells from stem cells during normal development; the role of genetic and environmental factors in the regulation of stem cell function; the role of stem cells in mediating the effects of brain trauma and its recovery, and the therapeutic uses of stem cells. Offering a unique compilation of articles on the biology and the therapeutic applications of stem cells in the embryonic and mature nervous systems, this volume will be of great value to neuroscientists, developmental biologists, cancer biologists and clinical neurologists.

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Contents

A Perspective and Synopsis of Stimulate Proliferation of Rat Cerebral Cortical
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Attempting to Solve the Developing Mammalian Telencephalon
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Constitutive and Induced Neurogenesis in the Adult Proliferation and Differentiation in the Embryonic
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Neural Precursor Cells and Their Role in Female Sex Steroid Hormones
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Characterization of ProgenitorCellSpecific Genes
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SOX2 a Persistent Marker for Multipotential Neural Washington D C Yarowsky P J Krueger B
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Molecular Signals Regulating Proliferation of Stem
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Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Is Required for Okano H TokyoSaitama
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