LW-BCH4122-Lecture1_2011Sep

LW-BCH4122-Lecture1_2011Sep - Stem Cells Lisheng WANG...

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Stem Cells Lisheng WANG lwang@uottawa.ca Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
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Aim and Expectation Understand the important concepts Gain the basic knowledge of stem cells Know the frontier and controversial questions in the stem cell research field Capable of reading and understanding stem cell literature Capable of evaluating stem cell literature
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Materials and methods used in the class Slides (with references) Stem Cell Glossary Lectures Short class discussion Quiz after lecture Literature for evaluation
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How to learn Show up Concentrate on the slides labeled with square orange color (left upper corner, important slides!) Complete quiz after class and discuss them with your classmates, which will help you to understand the important contents (also good for final exam). Stop me anytime if you do not understand or you cannot hear me. (If you are very interested in certain topics, please read reference paper, or search PubMed and/or Google Scholar using the keywords and author name provided in the slides)
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Stem cells Lecture 1: Introduction of stem cells (Part I) Lecture 2: Introduction of stem cells (Part II) Lecture 3: Surrogate markers to characterize adult stem cells Lecture 4: Adult stem cells - HSC Lecture 6: Human pluripotent stem cells Lecture 7: Epigenetic reprogramming (Part I) Lecture 8: Epigenetic reprogramming (Part II) Lecture 9: Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells & class summary
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Lecture 1: Introduction of Stem Cells (Part I) What are stem cells Types of stem cells Some general concepts of stem cells Application of stem cells
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What are stem cells? Renew themselves for long periods through cell division (self-renewal) Give rise to specialized cell types (differentiation) indicating an important slide
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Types of Stem cells (Defined by their origin and potentials) Adult (or somatic) stem cells Tissue specific adult stem cells Mesenchymal stem cells Pluripotent stem cells Embryonic stem cells (ES) Embryonic germ cells (EG) Embryonic carcinoma cells Epiblast-derived stem cells Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS)
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