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Promotion of Stem Cells to Cardiomyocytes
Vanderbilt researchers have discovered specific morphogens that can promote differentiation of embryonic stem cells to cardiomyocytes. In addition when these morphogens are added to stem cells during differentiation a 10 to 20 fold increase is seen in cardiomyocyte formation. Thus addition of such morphogens may prove to be a valid therapy for cardiac repair and regeneration.
Inventors:Antonis HatzopoulosEla KnapikJianyong HuJingbo YanIris MuellerWen-Der Wang