Table of Contents

Basic Biology of Adult Stem Cells.
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Adult Stem Cell Self-Renewal.
Maintenance of Adult Stem Cells: Role of the Stem Cell Niche.
The Emerging Role of microRNAs in Adult Stem Cells.
Expression and Function of Pluripotency Genes in Adult Stem Cells.
Adult Stem Cell Plasticity Revisited --Characterization of Adult Stem Cells.
Lineage Tracing of Tissue-Specific Stem Cells In Vivo.
Surrogate Measures of Adult Stem Cell Self-Renewal: The Neural Stem Cell Paradigm.
ABC Transporters, Aldehyde Dehydrogenase, and Adult Stem Cells.
Regulation of Life Span and Immortalization.
Regulation of Life Span in Adult Stem Cells.
The Cancer Stem Cell Paradigm.