cardiac muscle

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cardiac muscle

[′kärd·ē‚ak ¦məs·əl]
(histology)
The principal tissue of the vertebrate heart; composed of a syncytium of striated muscle fibers.
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The study identified the first stem cell "homing factor" for cardiac muscle tissue, which allows stem cells to "home" to an area of tissue damage.
5,858,351 to Avigen and Johns Hopkins University covering the in vivo administration of any gene into skeletal, smooth, or cardiac muscle tissue using adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, regardless of the method used to make the vector, how the gene is regulated, or even what disease is being treated.
The authors conclude that activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway after an acute heart attack or chronic cardiac ischemia promotes recovery of heart function by stimulating blood vessel growth factors and other regeneration factors that limit scar formation, preserve cardiac muscle tissue, and promote improved heart function.