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Mitochondrial transplantation for ischemic heart disease

Mitochondrial transplantation with engineered nanomotorized mitochondria permits increased trafficking to ischemic heart tissue and recovery of cardiac function.

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Fig. 1: Treatment of myocardial infarction with CM/NM/Mito@Cap.


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Gorick, C., Debski, A. Mitochondrial transplantation for ischemic heart disease. Nat. Nanotechnol. (2024).

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