[Scientific Reports] Investigators prepared mitochondria-activated stem cells (MITO cells) for use in transplantation. MITO cells, which were cardiac progenitor cells activated by the mitochondrial delivery of resveratrol with an anti-oxidant and mitochondrial activation effects, were successfully prepared using a mitochondrial targeting nanocarrier.
[NPJ Genomic Medicine] Scientists analyzed whole-genome sequencing data in a discovery cohort of 209 pediatric cardiomyopathy patients and 1953 independent replication genomes and exomes and searched for protein-coding variants and non-coding variants predicted to affect the function or expression of genes.
[Stem Cells] Scientists review various modalities to evaluate the function of human stem cell-derived cardiac tissues and introduce heart-on-a-chip systems that can recapitulate physiological parameters of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac tissues.
[Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials] The authors addressed the contemporary need for a conductive biomimetic nanocomposite scaffold for cardiac tissue engineering by examining the use of a gold nanoparticle-incorporated porcine cholecystic ECM for the same.