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Transient regenerative potential of the neonatal mouse heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21350179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Certain fish and amphibians retain a robust capacity for cardiac regeneration throughout life, but the same is not true of the adult mammalian heart. Whether the capacity for cardiac regeneration is absent in mammals or whether it exists and is switched off early after birth has been unclear. We found that the hearts of 1-day-old neonatal mice can regenerate after partial surgical resection, but this capacity is lost by 7 days of age. This regenerative response in 1-day-old mice was characterized by cardiomyocyte proliferation with minimal hypertrophy or fibrosis, thereby distinguishing it from repair processes. Genetic fate mapping indicated that the majority of cardiomyocytes within the regenerated tissue originated from preexisting cardiomyocytes. Echocardiography performed 2 months after surgery revealed that the regenerated ventricular apex had normal systolic function. Thus, for a brief period after birth, the mammalian heart appears to have the capacity to regenerate.
Enzo R Porrello; Ahmed I Mahmoud; Emma Simpson; Joseph A Hill; James A Richardson; Eric N Olson; Hesham A Sadek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  331     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-25     Completed Date:  2011-03-14     Revised Date:  2014-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1078-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Cell Lineage
Cell Proliferation
Heart / physiology*
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Myocardial Contraction
Myocardium / pathology
Myocytes, Cardiac / physiology*
Sarcomeres / ultrastructure
Stroke Volume
Grant Support
HL100401-01/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL077439/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL077439-06/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL077439-06W1/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL077439-07/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL077439-08/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL093039/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL093039-01A1/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL093039-01A1W1/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL093039-02/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL093039-03/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL115275/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R37 HL053351/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R37 HL053351-12/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R37 HL053351-13/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R37 HL053351-14/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R37 HL053351-15/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; U01 HL100401/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
Comment In:
Stem Cell Reports. 2014 Jul 8;3(1):2   [PMID:  25068115 ]

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