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BOOK REVIEW: Cardiac Cell and Gene Transfer: Principles, Protocols, and Applications

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The recent advances in cardiac cell and gene transfer techniques offer the potential for new therapeutic strategies in the treatment of inherited and acquired heart diseases, and have generated significant interest and excitement within the scientific community. In this dynamic and ever expanding field, Joseph M. Metzger, with the help of other highly experienced scientists, summarizes basic principles and current applications of cell and gene transfer to the heart. This book, which is volume 219 in the “Methods in Molecular Biology” series, is a synopsis of detailed experimental protocols that are commonly performed in cardiovascular molecular biology laboratories. The book is designed for cardiovascular basic science and clinical research investigators in the academic, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors.

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Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Fl 33612

Publication date: January 1, 2003

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  • Cell Transplantation publishes original, peer-reviewed research and review articles on the subject of cell transplantation and its application to human diseases. To ensure high-quality contributions from all areas of transplantation, separate section editors and editorial boards have been established. Articles deal with a wide range of topics including physiological, medical, preclinical, tissue engineering, and device-oriented aspects of transplantation of nervous system, endocrine, growth factor-secreting, bone marrow, epithelial, endothelial, and genetically engineered cells, among others. Basic clinical studies and immunological research papers are also featured. To provide complete coverage of this revolutionary field, Cell Transplantation will report on relevant technological advances, and ethical and regulatory considerations of cell transplants. Cell Transplantation is now an Open Access journal starting with volume 18 in 2009, and therefore there will be an inexpensive publication charge, which is dependent on the number of pages, in addition to the charge for color figures. This will allow work to be disseminated to a wider audience and also entitle the corresponding author to a free PDF, as well as prepublication of an unedited version of the manuscript.

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