Principles of regenerative biology [electronic resource] / Bruce M. Carlson.Material type: TextPublisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier/Academic, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xix, 379 p.) : illISBN: 0080477968 (electronic bk.); 9780080477961 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Regeneration (Biology) | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Developmental Biology | RegeneratieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Principles of regenerative biology.DDC classification: 571.889 LOC classification: QH499 | .C37 2007Online resources: ScienceDirect
With the explosion of knowledge from molecular biology and the burgeoning interest in generating or regenerating tissues or organs through various bioengineering or stem cell approaches, many scientists and students have shown a renewed interest in the phenomenon of regeneration. Because relatively few have had the luxury of being able to approach the phenomenon of regeneration from a broad biological perspective, Dr. Carlson has produced a book that outlines the fundamental principles of regeneration biology. Subject matters focus principally on regeneration in vertebrate systems, but also invertebrate regeneration. In order to manipulate regenerative processes, it is important to understand the underlying principles of regeneration. Principles of Regnerative Biology is the key introductory reference for all developmental biologists, geneticists, and tissue and stem cell researchers. * Creates a general understanding of one of the most fascinating and complex phenomena in biology * Discusses the ability and diversity of regeneration in various organisms * Explains the history and origins of cells in regenerating systems * Includes information on stem cells and its important role in regeneration.
An Introduction to Regeneration -- Origins of Cells in Regenerating Systems -- Epithelialization -- Role of the Substrate in Regeneration -- Tissue Interactions in Regeneration -- Role of the Nerve in Regeneration -- Morphogenesis of Regenerating Structures -- Reintegrative Processes in Regeneration -- Regeneration and Embryonic Development -- Regeneration and Aging -- The Influence of the Environment on Regeneration -- Stem Cells, Plasticity and Regeneration -- Tissue Engineering and Regeneration -- Stimulation of Regeneration -- What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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