Maria Azzurra Missinato

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Heart attack is a global health problem that leads to significant morbidity, mortality, and health care burden. Adult human hearts have very limited regenerative capability after injury. However, evolutionarily primitive species generally have higher regenerative capacity than mammals. The extracellular matrix (ECM) may contribute to this difference.(More)
Upon illumination, photosensitizer molecules produce reactive oxygen species that can be used for functional manipulation of living cells, including protein inactivation, targeted-damage introduction and cellular ablation. Photosensitizers used to date have been either exogenous, resulting in delivery and removal challenges, or genetically encoded proteins(More)
AIMS After injury, the adult zebrafish can regenerate the heart. This requires the activation of the endocardium and epicardium as well as the proliferation of pre-existing cardiomyocytes to replace the lost tissue. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in this process are not completely resolved. In this work, we aim to identify the proteins involved(More)
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