BioMed Research International

Toward Personalized Cell Therapies by Using Stem Cells


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan

2University of Miami, FL 33124, USA

3School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Toward Personalized Cell Therapies by Using Stem Cells

Description

Because there are many patients waiting for curative therapy for intractable diseases such as renal failure and liver cirrhosis, we foresee a heavy demand on the technology offered by regenerative medicine. In current transplantation medicine such as renal transplantation, many patients still have chronic rejection or side effects of nonspecific immunosuppression. Recent advances in stem cell research have raised the possibility of personalized cell therapies for treating human diseases. In particular, Yamanaka's group in Japan gave new hope to scientists, patients, and the public when they developed induced murine pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in 2006 and human iPS cells in 2007. Thus, stem cell therapy using iPS or mesenchymal stem cells could open new therapeutic options.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles, which will stimulate the future investigations toward personalized cell therapy using stem cells. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new technologies for generating iPS cells
  • Disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Differentiation of iPS cells or other stem cells to organs or tissue cells
  • Transplantation of stem cells to disease model animal
  • Treatment of disease by pluripotent stem cells

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 172564
  • - Editorial

Toward Personalized Cell Therapies by Using Stem Cells

Ken-ichi Isobe | Herman S. Cheung | Ji Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 362473
  • - Research Article

Human Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Promotes Functional Recovery of Contused Rat Spinal Cord through Enhancement of Endogenous Cell Proliferation and Oligogenesis

Sang In Park | Jung Yeon Lim | ... | Won Il Oh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 480289
  • - Review Article

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is Mesenchymal Stem Cell Personalized Therapy the Future?

Dario Siniscalco | Anna Sapone | ... | Nicola Antonucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 291038
  • - Research Article

Potential Stemness of Frozen-Thawed Testicular Biopsies without Sperm in Infertile Men Included into the In Vitro Fertilization Programme

Martin Stimpfel | Thomas Skutella | ... | Irma Virant-Klun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 172420
  • - Research Article

Rapamycin Conditioning of Dendritic Cells Differentiated from Human ES Cells Promotes a Tolerogenic Phenotype

Kathryn M. Silk | Alison J. Leishman | ... | Paul J. Fairchild
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 597439
  • - Review Article

Human Blood-Vessel-Derived Stem Cells for Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Chien-Wen Chen | Mirko Corselli | ... | Johnny Huard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 428503
  • - Research Article

Thin-Layer Hydroxyapatite Deposition on a Nanofiber Surface Stimulates Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Their Differentiation into Osteoblasts

Eva Prosecká | Matej Buzgo | ... | Evžen Amler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 601560
  • - Review Article

Adult Bone Marrow: Which Stem Cells for Cellular Therapy Protocols in Neurodegenerative Disorders?

Sabine Wislet-Gendebien | Emerence Laudet | ... | Bernard Rogister
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 610952
  • - Research Article

BMP9-Induced Osteogenetic Differentiation and Bone Formation of Muscle-Derived Stem Cells

Li Xiang | Chen Liang | ... | Deng Zhong-Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 575471
  • - Research Article

Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A New Source for Hepatocyte-Like Cells and Induction of CFTR Expression by Coculture with Cystic Fibrosis Airway Epithelial Cells

Valentina Paracchini | Annalucia Carbone | ... | Massimo Conese
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