Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research

Volume: 2

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research is a hot area of research which promises to change the face of medicine as it will be practiced in the years to come. Challenges in the 21st century to ...
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Role of Stem Cells in Heart Regeneration

Pp. 102-115 (14)

Jianhua Xiong

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

Stem cells, heart regeneration, cell therapy, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, cardiac progenitor cells.

Affiliation:

Center for Molecular Medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.