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Using antibody markers, Kehat et al17 identified the cells that spontaneously contracted as myosin heavy chain, α-actinin, desmin, antinatriuretic protein, and cardiac troponin – all proteins found in heart tissue. A genetic analysis of these cells showed that the transcription factor genes expressed were consistent with early-stage cardiomyocytes. 1 Min et al18 induced heart attacks in rodents by ligating the LAD coronary artery, then transplanted ESCs from culture. Cardiac function improved. Using markers, the researchers found that cells in the recipient hearts, including the myocardium, were derived from the ESCs.
If similar studies can be extended to large animal models of cardiovascular disease, this will open the exciting prospect of using well-regulated, centrally manufactured, allogeneic mesenchymal lineage cell therapy in patients with heart disease. Conclusions Adult bone marrow stromal or mesenchymal lineage precursors can be isolated with great purity by physical and immunologic techniques, expanded easily by ex vivo culture techniques, and used to generate both vascular networks and new heart muscle when implanted into ischemic myocardium.