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Heart repair: from natural mechanisms of cardiomyocyte production to the design of new cardiac therapies.
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PMID:  22548572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Most organs in mammals, including the heart, show a certain level of plasticity and repair ability during gestation. This plasticity is, however, compromised for many organs in adulthood, resulting in the inability to repair organ injury, including heart damage produced by acute or chronic ischemic conditions. In contrast, lower vertebrates, such as fish or amphibians, retain a striking regenerative ability during their entire life, being able to repair heart injuries. There is a great interest in understanding both the mechanisms that allow heart plasticity during mammalian fetal life and those that permit adult cardiac regeneration in zebrafish. Here, we revise strategies for cardiomyocyte production during development and in response to injury and discuss differential regeneration ability of teleosts and mammals. Understanding these mechanisms may allow establishing alternative therapeutic approaches to cope with heart failure in humans.
Silvia Martin-Puig; Valentín Fuster; Miguel Torres
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1254     ISSN:  1749-6632     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 New York Academy of Sciences.
Cardiovascular Development and Repair Department Epidemiology, Atherosclerosis and Imaging Department, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones, Cardiovasculares, Madrid, Spain. Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.
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