First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume focuses on stem cell regulators.

Key Features

  • Longest running series published by Academic Press
  • Contributions by leading international authorities


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.

Table of Contents

Factors operating in pluripotent cells
Maria A. Ciemerych and Aneta Suwinska

Molecular mediators of Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC)

Pampee P. Young, Sarika Saraswati, and Maria P. Alfaro

Insulin and germline proliferation in Caenorhabditis
E. Jane Albert Hubbard

Generation of mature β-cells from embryonic stem cells: What are we missing?

Spyridon Champeris Tsaniras

Activation and regulation of reserve liver progenitor cells

D. Hunter Best and William B. Coleman

Adult cardiac-derived stem cells: differentiation and survival regulators
Nanako Kawaguchi

TGF-Beta1 regulates differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
Basil M. Hantash and Longmei Zhao

Maternal intake of folic acid and neural crest stem cells
Chandra S. Mayanil

Modulation of the generation of dopaminergic neurons from human neural stem cells by Bcl-XL. Mechanisms of action

Alberto Martínez-Serrano, Claudia G. Castillo, Elise T. Courtois, Elisa García-García, and Isabel Liste

Glucocorticoid hedgehog agonists in neurogenesis

Wei Chen, Larry S. Barak , Robert A. Mook, Jr., and Jiangbo Wang

Effect of progesterone on human mesenchymal stem cells
Dobroslav S. Kyurkchiev, Ekaterina Ivanova-Todorova, Stanimir D.Kyurkchiev

Regulation of muscle stem cell activation – the role of growth factors and extracellular matrix
Edyta Brzoska, Maria A. Ciemerych, Marta Przewozniak, Małgorzata Zimowska

Thymosins and muscle regeneration
Takahiko Hara

Micro RNAs and mesenchymal stem cells
Giovanni Camussi, Stefania Bruno, Maria Chiara Deregibus, Ciro Tetta and Federica Collino


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