Role of Stem Cells in Heart Regeneration
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Over the past few years, stem cell-based therapeutics has emerged as a promising
strategy for many severe human diseases. The recent studies on stem cells in heart
regeneration have stimulated discoveries directed towards potential clinical applications. A
series of recent advances in signaling pathway and experimental models provide a new
opportunity for the treatment of cardiac diseases. This section will cover the progress made
towards the mechanisms underlying the stem cell development and heart regeneration.
Stem cells, heart regeneration, cell therapy, embryonic stem cells,
induced pluripotent stem cells, cardiac progenitor cells.
Center for Molecular Medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.