Now in two volumes, this completely updated and expanded edition of Embryonic Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols provides a diverse collection of readily reproducible cellular and molecular protocols for the manipulation of nonhuman embryonic stem cells. Volume one, Embryonic Stem Cell Protocols: Isolation and Characterization, Second Edition, provides a diverse collection of readily reproducible cellular and molecular protocols for the isolation, maintenance, and characterization of embryonic stem cells. The second volume, Embryonic Stem Cell Protocols: Differentiation Models, Second Edition, covers state-of-the-art methods for deriving many types of differentiating cells from ES cells. A companion CD provides electronic color versions of all illustrations in the book. Together, the two volumes illuminate for both novices and experts our current understanding of the biology of embryonic stem cells and their utility in normal tissue homeostasis and regenerative medicine applications.
From Reviews of the First Edition..."...elegantly introduces tremendous methods and protocols in ES studies...one of the most useful books that I have ever read in this field..." -Cell Biology International"...highly valuable for any scientist who wants to make a start in the exciting field but also for experienced ES cell researchers who want to widen their repertoire" -Diabetologia"...a very informative resource for any developmental or cell biologist with an interest in developments and prospects of ES cell research" -Molecular Biotechnology "...a useful companion volume to other more specialized ES cell books..." -Nature Cell Biology From the reviews of the second edition: "Volume 1 describes methods for stem cell isolation and characterization. ! written for basic science and clinical researchers interested in cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Biomedical researchers interested in bioengineering, gene therapy, oncology, and regenerative medicine will also appreciate the methods described here. ! The protocols are typically organized around specific research questions, and numerous examples of research findings are presented. ! a welcome resource for research scientists interested in stem cell biology." (Bruce A Fenderson, Doody's Review Service, July, 2006)