Manipulating the genome to target cardiac regeneration
- At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
- Type: Presentation
- By: BROOKS, Gavin (University of Reading, School of Pharmacy, Reading, United Kingdom)
- Co-author(s): Bicknell (University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom)
Heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) lose the ability to divide as the heart matures which has serious consequences for patients who suffer a heart attack (myocardial infarction [MI]) since the damaged adult heart is unable to regenerate new muscle tissue. Instead, scar tissue forms that can lead to heart failure, which is one of the most important.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.