Myocardial infarction induces embryonic reprogramming of epicardial c-kit(+) cells: role of the pericardial fluid.

Abstract

Stem cells expressing c-kit have been identified in the adult epicardium. In mice, after myocardial infarction, these cells proliferate, migrate to the injury site and differentiate toward myocardial and vascular phenotype. We hypothesized that, acutely after myocardial infarction, pericardial sac integrity and pericardial fluid (PF) may play a role on… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2009.11.008

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@article{Limana2010MyocardialII, title={Myocardial infarction induces embryonic reprogramming of epicardial c-kit(+) cells: role of the pericardial fluid.}, author={Federica Limana and Chiara Bertolami and Antonella Mangoni and Anna Di Carlo and Daniele Avitabile and David Mocini and Pina Iannelli and Roberta De Mori and Carlo Marchetti and Ombretta Pozzoli and Carlo Gentili and Antonella Zacheo and Antonia Germani and Maurizio Colognesi Capogrossi}, journal={Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology}, year={2010}, volume={48 4}, pages={609-18} }