Cardiomyocyte proliferation, a target for cardiac regeneration

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta. Molecular Cell Research
Sandy M PayanFrancesca Rochais


Cardiac diseases, characterized by cardiomyocyte loss, lead to dramatic impairment of cardiac function and ultimately to congestive heart failure. Despite significant advances, conventional treatments do not correct the defects in cardiac muscle cell numbers and the prognosis of congestive heart failure remains poor. The existence, in adult mammalian heart, of low but detectable cardiomyocyte proliferative capacities has shifted the target of regenerative therapy toward new therapeutical strategy. Indeed, the stimulation of terminally differentiated cardiomyocyte proliferation represents the main therapeutic approach for heart regeneration. Increasing evidence demonstrating that the loss of mammalian cardiomyocyte renewal potential shortly after birth causes the loss of regenerative capacities, strongly support the hypothesis that a detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling fetal and postnatal cardiomyocyte proliferation is essential to identify targets for cardiac regeneration. Here, we will review major developmental mechanisms regulating fetal cardiomyocyte proliferation and will describe the impact of the developmental switch, operating at birth and driving postnatal heart maturation, on the regulation ...Continue Reading

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MRNA Maturation
Regulation of Biological Process
Procedure on Heart
Cardiomyocyte Proliferation
Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation
Cardiac Function
Heart Failure

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