Fish genes to restore the heart after a heart attack

Exploring the issue of recovery of heart tissue after a heart attack, scientists from Oxford University drew attention to the ray-finned fish Astyanax Mexicanus. It turned out that these fish active genes that contribute to the recovery of the heart after damage.

It is known that after a heart attack damaged heart tissue is replaced by connective there is a scar that can not normally perform the function of the heart muscle. Scientists at Oxford University found that species of ray-finned river fish Astyanax Mexicanus have the ability to regenerate heart tissue that has been damaged. It turned out that the ability of heart tissue to re-recover is determined by two fish genes – lrrc10 and caveolin.

The researchers experimented with fish zebrafish, which also have a genome Irrc10. It turned out that they cherished fish gene included the ability to restore heart tissue. When the scientists deactivated, this property is fish lost.

Scientists believe that fish genes involved in maintaining the heart’s ability to repair damaged tissue after a heart attack, can be used in the treatment of patients-cores. They will continue to study the work of these genes in fish and in humans.

Earlier Magicforum wrote that the condition of the heart is effective in improving the consumption of a simple pumpkin.