Why the human heart cannot regenerate

6 agosto 2015

Damage to the human heart causes cardiac muscle cells to die, which in turn leads to reduced heart function and death. However, this is not the case for zebrafish or amphibians. If their hearts become damaged and cardiac muscle cells die, their remaining cardiac muscle cells can reproduce, allowing the heart to regenerate. Researchers have now found a possible explanation as to why this does not happen in humans.img src=»http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/~4/U5UEw8ggiy4″ height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/