Author : Ge Lin, Kristen Martins-Taylor, Ren-He Xu (auth.), Sheng Ding (eds.)
Description:Before the therapeutic potential of cell replacement therapy or the development of therapeutic drugs for stimulating the bodys own regenerative ability to repair cells damaged by disease and injury can be fully realized, control of stem cell fate, immuno-rejection, and limited cell sources must be overcome. In Cellular Programming and Reprogramming: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers cover the most recent technologies and their related mechanisms involved in the programming and reprogramming of cell fate. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, laboratory protocols, and notes to highlight tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.Essential and cutting-edge, Cellular Programming and Reprogramming: Methods and Protocols promises to aid scientists attempting to advance stem cell biology in order to better treat devastating human diseases, including cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, musculoskeletal disease, diabetes, and cancer.