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Cardiac biology

A protein for healing infarcted hearts

Human heart tissue has minimal ability to regenerate following injury. But the protein Fstl1, which is normally expressed in the heart's epicardial region, has now been shown to induce regeneration following heart attack. See Article p.479

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Vunjak-Novakovic, G. A protein for healing infarcted hearts. Nature 525, 461–462 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature15217

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