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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Grafts of human cardiac muscle cells, grown from embryonic stem cells, coupled electrically and contracted synchronously with host muscle following transplantation in guinea pig hearts.
Cardionogen treatment enlarged the zebrafish heart by stimulating production of new cardiac muscle cells from stem cells.
The discovery that the deformations produced by the beating cardiac muscle cells are important provides an entirely new perspective on the process," said Merryman, who directed the three-year study.
Dystrophin plays an essential role in cell signaling and preserving the structural integrity of skeletal and cardiac muscle cells.
Fewer than one percent of the injected cells survive and remain in the heart, and even fewer become cardiac muscle cells.
They took the cargo and the shell of the stem cell and packaged it into a biodegradable particle that, when tested in vitro, promoted the growth of cardiac muscle cells.
Schneider group's key research activities in Imperial's National Heart and Lung Institute will include discovery of enzyme pathways activated by cardiac stress that result in the apoptosis of cardiac muscle cells.
The study, conducted by Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University, shows that there was an effect on driving the formation of a small number of new cardiac muscle cells.
Japanese researchers said Friday they have discovered stem cells in the heart that proliferate into cardiac muscle cells, a finding that may contribute to future medical treatment to regenerate damaged hearts.
Heart failure has been linked to abnormal calcium handling by cardiac muscle cells due to impaired activity of the SERCA2a pump.
HAP stem cells were directed to differentiate to cardiac muscle cells in large numbers in culture by the addition of the common drug isoproterenol.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers took some initial steps toward the creation of bioengineered human hearts using donor hearts stripped of components that would generate an immune response and cardiac muscle cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells, which could come from a potential recipient.