Tissue Engineering: From Cell Biology to Artificial Organs

Will W. Minuth, Raimund Strehl, Karl Schumacher 
Wiley  February 2005  

Hardcover  324 pp  ISBN 9783527311866      £130.00
Comprehensive in its scope and illustrated in detail, this practical book provides a fundamental insight into the complex world of tissue development and artificial cell culture using tissue engineering.

The introductory chapters cover basic cell biology and cellular development as well as cell culture, with a main emphasis on ways of differentiating tissue and the critical evaluation of the properties of maturing tissue constructs. The authors also focus on the use of stem cells from the most varied sources in tissue engineering.

The whole is rounded off by an exceptionally wide-ranging glossary containing some 1,000 key words from the fields of cell biology, cell culture development and tissue engineering.



  • 1 Developmental processes.
  • 2 Cells and Tissue. 2.1 The Cell. 2.2 Tissue Types. 2.3 Relevance of the ECM. 2.4 Emergence of Tissue. 2.5 Regeneration.
  • 3 Classical Culture Methods. 3.1 History. 3.2 First Cultures. 3.3 Tissue Culture. 3.4 Organ Culture.
  • 4 Tissue Engineering. 4.1 Cell Therapies. 4.2 Tissue Constructs. 4.3 Organ Modules. 4.4 Cosmetic Measures.
  • 5 Concepts of Tissue Creation. 5.1 Sources. 5.2 Stem Cells. 5.3 Cells from Tissues. 5.4 Matrices. 5.5 Culture Methods for Tissue Engineering. 5.6 Perfusion Culture.
  • 6 Maturation of Tissue Constructs. 6.1 Primary and Secondary Contacts. 6.2 Building Structures. 6.3 Terminal Differentiation. 6.4 Impact of the Culture Environment on the Development of Tissue. 6.5 Step by Step. 6.6 Tissue Functions after Implantation. 6.7 The Three Steps of Tissue Development.
  • 7 Development of the Perfusion System Tissue Factory. 7.1 Requirements of the Culture System. 7.2 Artificial Interstitium. 7.3 Smart Matrices. 7.4 Optimal Housing for the Perfusion System. 7.5 Supply of the Maturing Tissue with Medium. 7.6 Synopsis.
  • 8 Ensuring Tissue Quality. 8.1 Norms and Cell Biology. 8.2 Evaluating Complexity. 8.3 Expression Behavior. 8.4 Suitability of a Scaffold. 8.5 Hidden Heterogeneity. 8.6 Investigating Cellular Ultrastructures. 8.7 Functional Transfer. 8.8 Quality Assurance. 8.9 Implant€Host Interaction.
  • 9 Perspectives.
  • 10 Ethical Aspects.
Subject Index.

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