Stem Cells in Craniofacial Development and Regeneration

Stem Cells in Craniofacial Development and Regeneration
  • 1st Ed.
  • 2013
  • © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • George T.-J. Huang D.D.S., M.S.D., D.Sc.; Irma Thesleff D.D.S., Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1-118-27923-9 / ISBN-13: 978-1-118-27923-6
  • Dentistry

 

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A revealing look at the latest in craniofacial stem cell research and therapy

Stem Cells, Craniofacial Development and Regeneration is an introduction to stem cells with an emphasis on their role in craniofacial development. Divided into five sections, chapters build from basic introductory information on the definition and characteristics of stem cells to more in-depth explorations of their role in craniofacial development. Section I covers embryonic and adult stem cells with a focus on the craniofacial region, while sections II-IV cover the development and regeneration of craniofacial bone, tooth, temporomandibular joint, salivary glands and muscle. Concluding chapters describe the current, cutting-edge research utilizing stem cells for craniofacial tissue bioengineering to treat lost or damaged tissue.

The authoritative resource for dentistry students as well as craniofacial researchers at the graduate and post-graduate level, Stem Cells, Craniofacial Development and Regeneration explores the rapidly expanding field of stem cells and regeneration from the perspective of the dentistry and craniofacial community, and points the way forward in areas of tissue bioengineering and craniofacial stem cell therapies.

With their unique ability to repair and replenish adult tissues, stem cells are increasingly used in cutting-edge medical therapies. This timely work focuses on the role of stem cells in craniofacial development, exploring the rapidly evolving area of dental and craniofacial tissue regeneration.

With expert contributions from the forefront of craniofacial research and dentistry, Stem Cells in Craniofacial Development and Regeneration first introduces the development and regeneration of craniofacial tissues and organs, from neural crest cells to early tooth development. It then goes on to examine the different types of stem cells and their niches in craniofacial tissues, including what we can learn from rodent models. Concluding chapters survey the latest trends in stem cell–mediated craniofacial tissue bioengineering and stem cell therapies for treating damaged or lost tissue.

Stem Cells in Craniofacial Development and Regeneration:

  • • Explains the mechanisms and biology of craniofacial morphogenesis and development
  • • Describes bone, tooth, muscle, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) development and regeneration
  • • Covers dental, muscle, salivary gland, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and stem cells from bone marrow and adipose tissue
  • • Highlights advances in bioengineering for the repair of bone, muscle tissue, teeth, roots, and periodontal tissue
  • • Offers information on biological data integration and searching

 

Audience

The authoritative resource for dentistry students as well as craniofacial researchers at the graduate and post-graduate level.

Stem Cells in Craniofacial Development and Regeneration is a must-have reference for craniofacial researchers, developmental biologists, tissue engineers, and dentists. It is also an important guide for students in dentistry and oral-maxillofacial surgery and related fields.

 

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