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Discovery Of Cardiac Stem Cells May Advance Regenerative Heart Therapy

In Health on November 23, 2006 at 10:57 pm

An immediate early publication of the journal Cell, published by Cell Press, on Nov. 22, 2006 points to the possible existence of master cardiac stem cells with the capacity to produce all three major tissues of the mammalian heart. A companion Cell paper also published online reports the discovery of a second population of cardiac progenitors, which are capable of forming both cardiac muscle and the smooth muscle found in the heart’s blood vessel walls.
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