This title provides an overview and in depth analysis of recent developments in neural stem cell research and therapy. The book is composed of recently published review articles that went through the peer-review process.
This book is a comprehensive guide on neural stem cell behavior in health and disease. It will cover the altered behavior of endogenous neural stem cells in neurodegenerative conditions and the prospects of neural stem cell therapy for alleviating brain dysfunction in a variety of neurodegenerative disorders.First set of chapters will focus on neural stem cell proliferation, neuronal differentiation and maturation of progeny of cells derived from neural stem cells in brain regions, such as the hippocampus and the subventricular zone of the forebrain. Neural stem cell behavior in young and aged brains and functional implications of altered neural stem cell behavior will be discussed as well.The second set of chapters will cover altered behavior of endogenous neural stem cells and their functional implications in disorders, such as temporal lobe epilepsy, cancer, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, addiction and alcohol use.The third set of chapters will discuss prospects of stem cell therapy for various neurological disorders, which will comprise of their behavior after grafting and functional recovery mediated by them. Additional chapters will discuss how to generate the right neural cell types from induced pluripotent stem cells for screening and cell therapy of central nervous system disorders.
Engineering Neural Tissue from Stem Cells covers the basic knowledge needed to understand the nervous system and how existing cells can be used to create neural tissue. This book presents a broad range of topics related to the design requirements for engineering neural tissue from stem cells. It begins with the anatomy and function of the central and peripheral nervous system, also covering stem cells, their relation to the nervous system and their function in recovery after injury or disease. In addition, the book explores the role of the extracellular matrix and vasculature/immune system and biomaterials, including their suitability for neural tissue engineering applications.
- Provides readers entering the field with a strong basis of neural tissue engineering processes and real-world applications
- Discusses the most current clinical trials and their importance of treating nervous system disorders
- Reviews the structure and immune response of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and their present cells
- Offers a necessary overview of the natural and synthetic biomaterials used to engineer neural tissue