New Study: Heart muscle is one of the least renewable tissues in the body.
According to a new study, a group of researchers has fund that #heart muscle is one of the least renewable tissues in the body, which is one of the reasons that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The team has studied pathways known to be involved in heart cell functions and discovered a previously unknown connection between processes that keep the heart from repairing itself. The study was published in the journal @Nature. “We are investigating the question of why the heart muscle doesn’t renew. n this study, we focused on two pathways of cardiomyocytes or heart cells; the Hippo pathway, which is involved in stopping renewal of adult cardiomyocytes, and the dystrophin glycoprotein complex (DGC) pathway, essential for #cardiomyocyte normal functions,” shared senior author Dr. James Martin, professor and Vivian L. Smith Chair in #Regenerative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
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