The biology of stem cells
The actions of stem cells from the bone marrow, the heart, and embryos on the normal restorative and repair functions of the heart and blood vessels
How stem cells could contribute to myocardial recovery in the face of injury and aging
How adjuvant therapy with growth factors might enhance stem cell activity in regeneration and repair
Clinical applications and clinical experiences
This fully referenced publication presents the current state of knowledge in both basic science and clinical practice, and is an essential reference for scientists, students, and clinicians.
Annarosa Leri, Piero Anversa, William Frishman.
Part I Stem Cell Biology.
1 Homing of Stem Cells and Tissue Injury.
Ayelet Dar, Orit Kollet, Tsvee Lapidot.
2 Adult Stem Cell Plasticity: Lineage potential on a Continuum.
Peter J. Quesenberry, Gerald Colvin, Mehrdad Abedi.
3 Embryonic Stem Cells and Cardiogenesis.
Timothy J. Kamp, Gary E. Lyons.
4 Mesenchymal Stem Cell–Derived Cardiomyogenic Cells.
Keiichi Fukuda, Jun Fujita, Daihiko Hakuno, Shinji Makino.
5 Bone Marrow Cells and Vascular Growth.
6 Progenitor Cells and Vascular Repair.
Kaushik Mandal, Marjan Jahangiri, Qingbo Xu.
Part II Cardiac Progenitor Cells in the Adult Heart.
7 Cardiac Side Population Cells: Phenotype and Functional Significance.
Ronglih Liao, Frederic Mouquet, Otmar Pfister.
8 Phenotype and Function of c–kit Positive–Derived Amplifying Myocytes.
Rachel Wilson, Xiongwen Chen, Hajime Kubo, Remus Berretta, Steven Houser.
9 Cardiac Stem Cells and their Niches.
Annarosa Leri, Alessandro Boni, Robert Siggins, Angelo Nascimbene, Toru Hosoda.
10 Activation of the Local Regenerative System of the Heart.
Antonia Germani, Federica Limana, Maurizio C. Capogrossi.
Part III Progenitor Cells and the Diseased Heart.
11 Embryonic Stem Cells and Myocardial Regeneration.
Ahmad Y. Sheikh, Phillip C. Yang, Joseph C. Wu, Robert C. Robbins.
12 Bone Marrow–Derived Cells in Myocardial Repair and Regeneration.
Raj Kishore, Douglas W. Losordo.
13 Endothelial Progenitor Cells And The Infarcted Heart.
Stefanie Dimmeler, Masamichi Koyanagi, Carmen Urbich, Andreas M. Zeiher.
14 Cytokines and Heart Remodeling.
Issei Komuro, Hiroyuki Takano.
15 IGF–1, Muscle Progenitors and Heart Failure.
Nadia Rosenthal, Nadine Winn, Maria Paola Santini.
Part IV Cardiac Progenitor Cells and Heart Failure.
16 Cardiac Stem Cells and the Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.
Jan Kajstura, Nicole LeCapitaine, Maria Loredo, Marco Giorgio, Thomas S. Mitchell, Susanna Valentini, Francesco Rotatori, Pier Giuseppe Pelicci.
17 Stem Cells and Cardiac Aging.
Roberto Bolli, Piero Anversa.
18 Bioengineered Scaffolds: Myocytes, Endothelial Cells and Cardiac Repair.
Vincent F.M. Segers, Richard T. Lee.
19 Gene Therapy and Cellular Therapy in Cardiac Repair.
Mark A. Sussman.
20 Cardiac Stem Cells and the Failing Heart.
Piero Anversa, Konrad Urbanek, Claudia Bearzi, Antonella De Angelis, Marcello Rota.
21 Myocardial Infarction: Risks and Hope.
Marc A. Pfeffer.
Part V Future Directions.
22 Conclusions Future Directions.
Piero Anversa, Edmund H. Sonnenblick, William Frishman.
The authors have played a major role in developing this new topic and it is of high relevance in ongoing clinical trials and future treatment perspectives. (Journal of the American Medical Association)