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Telocytes : Connecting Cells (Hardcover)
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This book elucidates the genetic, biological,morphological and functional aspects of telocytes. Telocytes are a recentlydefined type of interstitial (stromal) cells, with very long (tens to hundredsof micrometres) and very thin prolongations (mostly below the resolving powerof light microscopy). The book describes the presence of telocytes invarious organs and tissues, details their morphological characteristics, explorestheir genomic and proteomic profiles, puts forward preclinical evidenceof their application, and discusses their potentialin the context of clinical therapeutics. As such, it offers a valuable guide forbiologists and clinicians alike.
Dr. Xiangdong Wang is a distinguishedProfessor of Medicine. He is Director of the Shanghai Institute of ClinicalBioinformatics, Executive Director of the Clinical Science Institute at FudanUniversity Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, China;Dr. Dragos Cretoiu is an Associate Professor of Pathology at theDepartment of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Carol Davila University ofMedicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest.