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Cardiac Stem Cells

 Robert Passier
Description: Stem cells for cardiac repair:- Loss of cardiomyocytes in cardiovascular diseases (myocardial infarction). Intrinsic myocardial regeneration is limited. Bone marrow cells (c-kit+, Lin-) for cardiac repair: Bone marrow cells and myocardial regeneration. a, Myocardial infarct (MI) injected with Lin- c-kitPOS cells from bone marrow (arrows). Arrowheads indicate regenerating myocardium; VM, viable myocardium.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Biotech/Pharma
Cardiac stem cells
development, disease and repair

Leiden University Medical Center

Robert Passier

Anatomy and Embryology


What kind of stem cells can be identified?

adult or somatic stem cells

Present in all tissues and organs (adult or fetal) with the capacity to repair after injury
Differentiation capacity (uni- or multipotent) and ... See more

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