This special volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science focuses on the genetics of stem cells.

Key Features

Key features:

* Contributions from leading authorities
* Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Table of Contents

    1. WNT Signaling and Cardiac Differentiation
    2. Michael P. Flaherty, Timothy J. Kamerzell and Buddhadeb Dawn

    3. Role of Heat Shock Proteins in Stem Cell Behavior
    4. Guo-Chang Fan

    5. Preconditioning Approach in Stem Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Infarcted Heart
    6. Khawaja Husnain Haider and Muhammad Ashraf

    7. Myocardial Regeneration: The Role of Progenitor Cells Derived From Bone Marrow and Heart
    8. Xiaohong Wang, Arthur H. L. From and Jianyi Zhang

    9. Induced Pluripotent Cells in Cardiovascular Biology: Epigenetics, Promises and Challenges
    10. Raj Kishore and Eneda Hoxha

    11. Roles of MicroRNAs and Myocardial Cell Differentiation
    12. Tomohide Takaya, Hitoo Nishi, Takahiro Horie, Koh Ono and Koji Hasegawa

    13. Induction of Somatic Cell Reprogramming Using the MicroRNA miR-302
    14. Karen Kelley and Shi-Lung Lin

    15. From Ontogenesis to Regeneration: Learning How to Instruct Adult Cardiac Progenitor Cells
    16. Isotta Chimenti, Elvira Forte, Francesco Angelini, Alessandro Giacomello and Elisa Messina

    17. Genetic Modification of Stem Cells for Cardiac, Diabetic and Hemophilia Transplantation Therapies
    18. M. Ian Phillips and Yao Liang Tang

    19. Progenitor Cell Mobilization and Recruitment: SDF-1, CXCR4, a 4-integrin, and c-kit
    20. Min Cheng and Gangjian Qin

    21. Reprogramming of Somatic Cells
    22. Johnson Rajasingh

    23. Cross-talk between the Notch signal and non-coding RNA on the Fate of Stem Cells
    24. Yaoliang Tang, Yingjie Wang, Lijuan Chen and Neal Weintraub

    25. Genetically Manipulated Progenitor/Stem Cells Restore Function to the Infarcted Heart via the SDF-1α/CXCR4 Signaling Pathway
    26. Yigang Wang and Kristin Luther

    27. Generation of Induce


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"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL