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Gene and Cell Therapy

Gene and Cell Therapy Author Nancy Smyth Templeton
ISBN-10 9781466572003
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 1337
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The Most Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Book on Using Gene and Cell Therapy in Clinical Medicine Gene and Cell Therapy: Therapeutic Mechanisms and Strategies, Fourth Edition presents extensive background and basic information, state-of-the-art technologies, important achievements, and lingering challenges in the fields of gene and cell therapies. The fourth edition of this bestseller continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of these fields in one volume. Some chapters have expanded introductions, making the book even more suitable for classroom use. This edition also offers more material on the contributors’ research efforts as well as current technologies, disease targets, and clinical applications. Divided into four sections, the book covers: Delivery systems and therapeutic strategies Other therapeutic strategies, including technologies that knock down gene expression Gene expression, regulation, and detection Gene and cell therapies, disease targets, clinical trials, and regulatory issues Accessible to a broad audience, including students, scientists, physicians, and lay people, this book provides readers with up-to-date, interdisciplinary knowledge and tools to tackle the evolving areas of gene therapy, cell therapy, and tissue engineering. From introductory information to state-of-the-art technologies and concepts, the book helps readers understand vector design and construction, delivery systems, therapeutic strategies, gene expression and detection, disease targets, clinical applications and trials, cell-based therapies, novel imaging systems, gene regulation, and regulatory affairs.



Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications

Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications Author Barkat, Md. Abul
ISBN-10 9781522547822
Release 2018-01-12
Pages 602
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Advances in technology permeates every aspect of life, including the healthcare system. Nanotechnology based systems have gained popularity based upon their promise, size, and other characteristics. Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications is a critical academic publication that explores advancements in nanostructured systems, applications of these systems in healthcare, and biomedical applications of these systems. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as hydrogels, controlled drug delivery systems, and nanomedicine, this book is geared toward researchers, students, and academicians seeking current research on advancements and applications of nanostructured systems in the healthcare industry.



Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy Author David T. Curiel
ISBN-10 9780128005101
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 868
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Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy, Second Edition provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of the gene delivery vehicles that are based on the adenovirus that is emerging as an important tool in gene therapy. These exciting new therapeutic agents have great potential for the treatment of disease, making gene therapy a fast-growing field for research. This book presents topics ranging from the basic biology of adenoviruses, through the construction and purification of adenoviral vectors, cutting-edge vectorology, and the use of adenoviral vectors in preclinical animal models, with final consideration of the regulatory issues surrounding human clinical gene therapy trials. This broad scope of information provides a solid overview of the field, allowing the reader to gain a complete understanding of the development and use of adenoviral vectors. Provides complete coverage of the basic biology of adenoviruses, as well as their construction, propagation, and purification of adenoviral vectors Introduces common strategies for the development of adenoviral vectors, along with cutting-edge methods for their improvement Demonstrates noninvasive imaging of adenovirus-mediated gene transfer Discusses utility of adenoviral vectors in animal disease models Considers Federal Drug Administration regulations for human clinical trials



Principles of Tissue Engineering

Principles of Tissue Engineering Author Robert Lanza
ISBN-10 9780123983701
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 1936
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Now in its fourth edition, Principles of Tissue Engineering has been the definite resource in the field of tissue engineering for more than a decade. The fourth edition provides an update on this rapidly progressing field, combining the prerequisites for a general understanding of tissue growth and development, the tools and theoretical information needed to design tissues and organs, as well as a presentation by the world’s experts of what is currently known about each specific organ system. As in previous editions, this book creates a comprehensive work that strikes a balance among the diversity of subjects that are related to tissue engineering, including biology, chemistry, material science, and engineering, among others, while also emphasizing those research areas that are likely to be of clinical value in the future. This edition includes greatly expanded focus on stem cells, including induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, stem cell niches, and blood components from stem cells. This research has already produced applications in disease modeling, toxicity testing, drug development, and clinical therapies. This up-to-date coverage of stem cell biology and other emerging technologies –such as brain-machine interfaces for controlling bionics and neuroprostheses– is complemented by a series of new and updated chapters on recent clinical experience in applying tissue engineering, as well as a new section on the application of tissue-engineering techniques for food production. The result is a comprehensive textbook that will be useful to students and experts alike. Includes new chapters on biomaterial-protein interactions, nanocomposite and three-dimensional scaffolds, skin substitutes, spinal cord, vision enhancement, and heart valves Offers expanded coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells of the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, musculoskeletal, nervous, and other organ systems Full-color presentation throughout



A Guide to Human Gene Therapy

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy Author Roland W. Herzog
ISBN-10 9789814280914
Release 2010
Pages 388
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Ever since the birth of molecular biology, the tantalizing possibility of treating disease at its genetic roots has become increasingly feasible. Gene therapy - though still in its infancy - remains one of the hottest areas of research in medicine. Its approach utilizes a gene transfer vehicle ( vector) to deliver therapeutic DNA or RNA to cells of the body in order to rectify the defect that is causing the disease. Successful therapies have been reported in humans in recent years such as cures in boys with severe immune deficiencies. Moreover, gene therapy strategies are being adapted in numerous biomedical laboratories to obtain novel treatments for a variety of diseases and to study basic biological aspects of disease. Correction of disease in animal studies, is steadily gaining ground, highlighting the immense potential of gene therapy in the medical profession. This book will cover topics that are at the forefront of biomedical research such as RNA interference, viral and non-viral gene transfer systems, treatment of hematological diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.Leading experts on the respective vector or disease will contribute the individual chapters and explain cutting-edge technologies. It also gives a broad overview of the most important gene transfer vectors and most extensively studied target diseases. This comprehensive guide is therefore a must-read for anyone in the biotechnology, biomedical or medical industries seeking to further their knowledge in the area of human gene therapy.



Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury

Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury Author Charles S., Jr. Cox
ISBN-10 9781482225938
Release 2016-04-06
Pages 288
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Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury discusses the current status of cellular therapy for neurological disorders. The primary areas of focus include traumatic brain injury, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), and spinal cord injury. The book explores cell therapy approaches to these and other conditions, while discussing current advances and a literature review in the context of a field that is moving rapidly. The book presents a translational focus, addressing barriers and opportunities to moving forward. The mechanisms of injury are explored, as well as how these mechanisms influence the type of cell therapy used, the route of delivery, and dosing regimen. Written by leaders in the field, this is an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers alike.



Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease Author Emerson C. Perin
ISBN-10 9780128018637
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 538
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Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease is a state-of-the-art reference that combines, in one place, the breadth and depth of information available on the topic. As stem cell and gene therapies are the most cutting-edge therapies currently available for patients with heart failure, each section of the book provides information on medical trials from contributors and specialists from around the world, including not only what has been completed, but also what is planned for future research and trials. Cardiology researchers, basic science clinicians, fellows, residents, students, and industry professionals will find this book an invaluable resource for further study on the topic. Provides information on stem and gene therapy medical trials from contributors and specialists around the world, including not only what has been completed, but also what is planned for future research and trials Presents topics that can be applied to allogeneic cells, mesenchymal cells, gene therapy, cardiomyoctyes, iPS cells, MAPC's, and organogenesis Covers the three areas with the greatest clinical trials to date: chronic limb ischemia, chronic angina, and acute MI Covers the prevailing opinions on how to harness the body’s natural repair mechanisms Ideal resource for cardiology researchers, basic science clinicians, fellows, residents, students, and industry professionals



Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Author Raquel Madeira Gonçalves
ISBN-10 9781351030168
Release 2018-04-27
Pages 259
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Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the major causes of lower back pain for which the common therapeutic interventions are not efficient. A search for alternative therapies for lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration includes cell-based therapies. Unfortunately, intervertebral disc degeneration is avascular and thus a hostile environment for cell survival. Furthermore, cellular characterization in intervertebral disc degeneration, and particularly in the nucleus pulposus, is controversial, mainly due to lack of specific markers and species variability. This book adds to the knowledge on cellular and molecular therapies for intervertebral disc degeneration and associated lower back pain.



Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy Author Nancy Smyth Templeton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050321036
Release 2000-06-15
Pages 584
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This text covers all aspects of gene therapy, including basic principles, viral and nonviral delivery systems, targeted diseases, regulatory issues, and FDA requirements. It investigates genetic bullets to block HIV-1 replication and genetic guns to deliver antiviral agents.



Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Author Charlotte J Sumner
ISBN-10 9780128036860
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 506
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Disease Mechanisms and Therapy provides the latest information on a condition that is characterized by motoneuron loss and muscle atrophy, and is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality. Since the identification of the gene responsible for SMA in 1995, there have been important advances in the basic understanding of disease mechanisms, and in therapeutic development. This book provides a comprehensive accounting of recent advances in basic and clinical research that covers SMA clinical features and standards of care, multifaceted aspects of SMN protein functions and SMA disease pathology, various animal models, and biomarkers, as well as current therapeutic development. This title is ideal for graduate students/postdocs and principal investigators who are already in the SMA field and need to keep updated on recent findings and approaches, and for those who are new to, or would like to join, the field. Likewise, users will find an excellent source of reading for biotech/pharma scientists, clinical researchers, and practitioners, regulators, and patients and their advocacy organizations. Furthermore, this book is a handy reference for researchers and clinicians who may want to apply the research strategies and therapeutic approaches in SMA to other rare diseases. Provides comprehensive, up-to-date reviews by leading investigators on diverse topics of SMA, including clinical features and patient care, SMN genetics and protein functions, animal models, disease pathology and mechanisms, biomarkers, current therapeutic development, and the role of non-profit organizations in therapeutic development Written to bridge multiple disciplines and promote better communications among basic scientists, clinical researchers, and health care providers on the latest developments in SMA Includes outstanding questions and perspectives for future investigations and key references for additional detailed study



Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies

Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies Author Herbert Henri Jasper
ISBN-10 9780199746545
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 1199
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Prev. ed.: Jasper's basic mechanisms of the epilepsies / editors, Antonio V. Delgado-Escueta ... [et. al.]. 3rd. ed. c1999.



The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins

The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins Author Daniel Ladant
ISBN-10 0080456987
Release 2005-12-20
Pages 1072
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This book describes the major achievements and discoveries relevant to bacterial protein toxins since the turn of the new century illustrated by the discovery of more than fifty novel toxins (many of them identified through genome screening). The establishment of the three-dimensional crystal structure of more than 20 toxins during the same period offers deeper knowledge of structure-activity relationships and provides a framework to understand how toxins recognize receptors, penetrate membranes and interact with and modify intracellular substrates. * Edited by two of the most highly regarded experts in the field from the Institut Pasteur, France * 14 brand new chapters dedicated to coverage of historical and general aspects of toxinology * Includes the major toxins of both basic and clinical interest are described in depth * Details applied aspects of toxins such as therapy, vaccinology, and toolkits in cell biology * Evolutionary and functional aspects of bacterial toxins evaluated and summarized * Toxin applications in cell biology presented * Therapy (cancer therapy, dystonias) discussed * Vaccines (native and genetically engineered vaccines) featured * Toxins discussed as biological weapons, comprising chapters on anthrax, diphtheria, ricin etc.



Molecular Biology of Cancer

Molecular Biology of Cancer Author Lauren Pecorino
ISBN-10 9780199577170
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 342
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The third edition of The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers a fresh approach to the study of the molecular basis of cancer, by showing how our understanding of the defective mechanisms which drive cancer is leading to the development of new targeted therapeutic agents.



The Autoimmune Diseases

The Autoimmune Diseases Author Ian R. Mackay
ISBN-10 9780123849304
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 1304
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Since publication of the 4th Edition of The Autoimmune Diseases in 2006, the understanding of the immune mechanisms underlying autoimmunity and autoimmune disease has significantly deepened and broadened. This fully revised 5th Edition incorporates new material and combines common themes underlying inductive and effector mechanisms and therapies that relate generally to the autoimmune disorders. It discusses the biological basis of disease at genetic, molecular, cellular, and epidemiologic levels and includes expanded coverage of autoinflammatory disease and autoimmune responses to tumors. Gives a thorough and an important overview on the entire field, framing individual disease chapters with information that compares and contrasts each disorder and therapy Provides thorough, up-to-date information on specific diseases, along with clinical applications, in an easily found reference for clinicians and researchers interested in certain diseases Keeps readers abreast of current trends and emerging areas in the field Ensures that content is not only up-to-date, but applicable and relevant



Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell Author Bruce Alberts
ISBN-10 9781317563747
Release 2017-08-07
Pages 1464
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.



Therapeutic Applications of Adenoviruses

Therapeutic Applications of Adenoviruses Author Philip Ng
ISBN-10 9781498745499
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 256
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Adenoviruses are double stranded DNA viruses that have been used to study the process of DNA replication. Studies of the mode of action of adenovirally produced tumors in rodents led to the discovery of tumour supressor genes. The adenoviral vector is now the most used vector in clinical gene therapy especially for some kinds of cancers. The chapters in this book focus on the most up-to-date developments in the therapeutic applications of adenoviruses. The intended audience is individuals in the Life Sciences interested in therapeutic applications of adenoviruses. This book reviews the life history and immune responses to adenoviruses and summarizes various therapies implemented with the use of adenoviruses.



Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences

Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences Author Ajaykumar Vishwakarma
ISBN-10 9780123977786
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 932
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Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences bridges the gap left by many tissue engineering and stem cell biology titles to highlight the significance of translational research in this field in the medical sciences. It compiles basic developmental biology with keen focus on cell and matrix biology, stem cells with relevance to tissue engineering biomaterials including nanotechnology and current applications in various disciplines of dental sciences; viz., periodontology, endodontics, oral & craniofacial surgery, dental implantology, orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, organ engineering and transplant medicine. In addition, it covers research ethics, laws and industrial pitfalls that are of particular importance for the future production of tissue constructs. Tissue Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of biomedical research, which combines life, engineering and materials sciences, to progress the maintenance, repair and replacement of diseased and damaged tissues. This ever-emerging area of research applies an understanding of normal tissue physiology to develop novel biomaterial, acellular and cell-based technologies for clinical and non-clinical applications. As evident in numerous medical disciplines, tissue engineering strategies are now being increasingly developed and evaluated as potential routine therapies for oral and craniofacial tissue repair and regeneration. Diligently covers all the aspects related to stem cell biology and tissue engineering in dental sciences: basic science, research, clinical application and commercialization Provides detailed descriptions of new, modern technologies, fabrication techniques employed in the fields of stem cells, biomaterials and tissue engineering research including details of latest advances in nanotechnology Includes a description of stem cell biology with details focused on oral and craniofacial stem cells and their potential research application throughout medicine Print book is available and black and white, and the ebook is in full color