Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

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Stem cells are present throughout the lifespan. Naturally derived stem cells include embryonic stem cells, perinatal stem cells, and adult stem cells [1-8]. These endogenous pools of stem cells provide the foundation for cardiovascular development in utero and tissue renewal throughout adulthood [9-11]. Beyond natural sources of stem cells that are limited by availability, immune intolerance, and lineage specification, bioengineered stem cell platforms are rapidly being developed for regenerative medicine applications. This chapter provides an overview of the current state of the art for induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and highlights the emerging techniques available to image the transformation of ordinary cells into stem cell counterparts that have acquired the ability to functionally repair the damaged heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781439807521
ISBN (Print)9781439807514
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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