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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)
  • Abstract:

    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

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Last update 4 October 2019

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