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Senescent Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Disease Mechanism and Treatment Strategy.

Yajun Liu Qian Chen

Curr Mol Biol Rep 2020 Dec 28;6(4):173-182. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Nanomedicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been extensively studied for therapeutic application in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Despite their promise, recent findings suggest that MSC replication during repair process may lead to replicative senescence and stem cell exhaustion. Here, we review the basic mechanisms of MSC senescence, how it leads to degenerative diseases, and potential treatments for such diseases. Read More

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December 2020

LRRK2; a dynamic regulator of cellular trafficking.

Brain Res 2021 Mar 2;1761:147394. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Parkinson's disease (PD) represents the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized clinically by bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity and postural instability, and a variety of non-motor features. The etiology of PD is unknown, however genetic, environmental and inflammatory factors may influence disease onset and progression. Genetic variability in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 confers significant genotypic and population-attributable risk for LRRK2-parkinsonism that is clinically indistinguishable from idiopathic PD. Read More

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The effects of BMMSC treatment on lung tissue degeneration in elderly macaques.

Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 Mar 1;12(1):156. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Kunming Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, 920th Hospital of the PLA Joint Logistics Support Force, Kunming, 650032, Yunnan Province, China.

Background: Age-associated lung tissue degeneration is a risk factor for lung injury and exacerbated lung disease. It is also the main risk factor for chronic lung diseases (such as COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, among others). So, it is particularly important to find new anti-aging treatments. Read More

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Transcriptional and Proteomic Characterization of Telomere-Induced Senescence in a Human Alveolar Epithelial Cell Line.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 9;8:600626. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Cellular senescence due to telomere dysfunction has been hypothesized to play a role in age-associated diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It has been postulated that paracrine mediators originating from senescent alveolar epithelia signal to surrounding mesenchymal cells and contribute to disease pathogenesis. However, murine models of telomere-induced alveolar epithelial senescence fail to display the canonical senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that is observed in senescent human cells. Read More

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February 2021

Molecular markers of telomere dysfunction and senescence are common findings in the usual interstitial pneumonia pattern of lung fibrosis.

Histopathology 2021 Jan 11. Epub 2021 Jan 11.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA.

Aims: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a genetically mediated, age-associated, progressive form of pulmonary fibrosis characterised pathologically by a usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern of fibrosis. The UIP pattern is also found in pulmonary fibrosis attributable to clinical diagnoses other than IPF (non-IPF UIP), whose clinical course is similarly poor, suggesting common molecular drivers. This study investigates whether IPF and non-IPF UIP lungs similarly express markers of telomere dysfunction and senescence. Read More

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January 2021

Dysbiosis, malnutrition and enhanced gut-lung axis contribute to age-related respiratory diseases.

Ageing Res Rev 2021 03 13;66:101235. Epub 2020 Dec 13.

Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Micalis Institute, 78350, Jouy-en-Josas, France. Electronic address:

Older people are at an increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or lung infections. Susceptibility to these diseases is partly due to the intrinsic ageing process, characterized by genomic, cellular and metabolic hallmarks and immunosenescence, and is associated with changes in the intestinal microbiota. Importantly, in the lungs, ageing is also associated with a dysbiosis and loss of resilience of the resident microbiota and alterations of the gut-lung axis. Read More

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Cellular senescence: friend or foe to respiratory viral infections?

Eur Respir J 2020 12 24;56(6). Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Dept of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Cellular senescence permanently arrests the replication of various cell types and contributes to age-associated diseases. In particular, cellular senescence may enhance chronic lung diseases including COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, the role cellular senescence plays in the pathophysiology of acute inflammatory diseases, especially viral infections, is less well understood. Read More

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December 2020

RAB39B is redistributed in dementia with Lewy bodies and is sequestered within aβ plaques and Lewy bodies.

Brain Pathol 2021 Jan 25;31(1):120-132. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.

Loss of function mutations within the vesicular trafficking protein Ras analogy in brain 39B (RAB39B) are associated with rare X-linked Parkinson's disease (PD). Physiologically, RAB39B is localized to Golgi vesicles and recycling endosomes and is required for glutamatergic receptor maturation but also for alpha-Synuclein (aSyn) homeostasis and the inhibition of its aggregation. Despite evidence linking RAB39B to neurodegeneration, the involvement of the protein in idiopathic neurodegenerative diseases remains undetermined. Read More

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January 2021

NADPH oxidases: Pathophysiology and therapeutic potential in age-associated pulmonary fibrosis.

Redox Biol 2020 06 17;33:101541. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85724, United States; Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), Tucson, AZ, 85723, United States. Electronic address:

Oxidative stress has been associated with a number of human fibrotic diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Although oxidative stress is associated with both fibrosis and aging, the precise cellular sources(s) of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that contribute to the disease pathogenesis remain poorly understood. NADPH oxidase (Nox) enzymes are an evolutionarily conserved family, where their only known function is the production of ROS. Read More

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The Clinical Potential of Circulating miRNAs as Biomarkers: Present and Future Applications for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Age-Associated Bone Diseases.

Biomolecules 2020 04 11;10(4). Epub 2020 Apr 11.

IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Laboratory of Experimental Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Via Riccardo Galeazzi 4, 20161 Milano, Italy.

Osteoporosis, related fracture/fragility, and osteoarthritis are age-related pathologies that, over recent years, have seen increasing incidence and prevalence due to population ageing. The diagnostic approaches to these pathologies suffer from limited sensitivity and specificity, also in monitoring the disease progression or treatment. For this reason, new biomarkers are desirable for improving the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis patients. Read More

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[Polyneuropathy in older individuals].

Internist (Berl) 2020 Mar;61(3):254-260

Universitätsklinik für Geriatrie der Paracelsus Medizinischen Privatuniversität Salzburg, Christian-Doppler-Klinik, Salzburg, Österreich.

The peripheral nervous system is subject to changes during the aging process, e.g., deep tendon reflexes decrease, as proprioception does. Read More

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Impaired Myofibroblast Dedifferentiation Contributes to Nonresolving Fibrosis in Aging.

Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2020 05;62(5):633-644

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal age-associated disease with no cure. Although IPF is widely regarded as a disease of aging, the cellular mechanisms that contribute to this age-associated predilection remain elusive. In this study, we sought to evaluate the consequences of senescence on myofibroblast cell fate and fibrotic responses to lung injury in the context of aging. Read More

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Male ageing is negatively associated with the chance of live birth in IVF/ICSI cycles for idiopathic infertility.

Hum Reprod 2019 12;34(12):2523-2532

EPRD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3168, Australia.

Study Question: Is male age associated with the clinical outcomes of IVF/ICSI cycles for idiopathic infertility after adjustment for female age?

Summary Answer: Male ageing is negatively associated with clinical IVF/ICSI outcomes in couples with idiopathic infertility independent of female age.

What Is Known Already: The effect of male age on the outcomes of infertility treatments is controversial and poorly explored. In contrast, fertility is known to decline significantly with female age beyond the mid-30s, and reduced oocyte quality plays an important role. Read More

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December 2019

Interacting NAD and Cell Senescence Pathways Complicate Antiaging Therapies.

Rejuvenation Res 2019 Jun;22(3):261-266

1 Panorama Research Institute, Sunnyvale, California.

During human aging, decrease of NAD levels is associated with potentially reversible dysfunction in the liver, kidney, skeletal and cardiac muscle, endothelial cells, and neurons. At the same time, the number of senescent cells, associated with damage or stress that secretes proinflammatory factors (SASP or senescence-associated secretory phenotype), increases with age in many key tissues, including the kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Senescent cells are believed to contribute to numerous age-associated pathologies and their elimination by senolytic regimens appears to help in numerous preclinical aging-associated disease models, including those for atherosclerosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. Read More

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The Aging Lung and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Am J Med Sci 2019 05 12;357(5):384-389. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and; Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is one of many clinical syndromes that are associated with aging, and is increasing in both incidence and prevalence with the rapid rise in aging populations world-wide. There is accumulating data on how the biology of aging may influence the susceptibility to lung fibrosis in the elderly. In this review, we explore some of the known "hallmarks of aging," including telomere attrition, genomic instability, epigenetic alterations, loss of proteostasis, cellular senescence and mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathobiology of IPF. Read More

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Combined phacoemulsification, 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling and gas tamponade for patients with coexisting idiopathic macular hole and age-associated cataract.

Exp Ther Med 2019 Jan 13;17(1):525-530. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Hebei General Hospital, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050051, P.R. China.

The aim of the present study was to assess the curative effect of combined phacoemulsification, 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with Brilliant blue G-assisted limiting membrane peeling and gas tamponade in patients with coexisting idiopathic macular hole (IMH) and age-associated cataract. A total of 21 consecutive patients (21 eyes) with coexisting IMH and age-associated cataract were enrolled in the study. All patients were treated by 23-gauge microincision vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling, gas tamponade and combined phacoemulsification. Read More

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January 2019

Therapeutic targets and early stage clinical trials for pulmonary fibrosis.

Expert Opin Investig Drugs 2019 01 6;28(1):19-28. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

a Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Departments of Medicine , McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada.

Introduction: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an age-associated, progressive, and irreversible fatal interstitial lung disease. Although many drugs have failed in clinical trials, these failures improved the understanding of the pathogenesis of IPF. Currently, there are two drugs approved for IPF that slow the progression of the disease. Read More

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January 2019

Induction of a senescent like phenotype and loss of gap junctional intercellular communication by carbon nanoparticle exposure of lung epithelial cells.

Exp Gerontol 2019 03 23;117:106-112. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Medical Faculty, HHU Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany; IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Duesseldorf, Germany. Electronic address:

Inhalation of combustion-derived particles is associated with the development of age-related diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In both diseases senescence of lung epithelial cells has been observed. Employing an in vitro system of repetitive exposure to pure carbon nanoparticles we asked whether this kind of particles are able to induce a senescent like phenotype, which might be accompanied by a loss of functionality at the level of gap junctional intercellular communication. Read More

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Targeting anti-aging protein sirtuin (Sirt) in the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a severe, incurable, age-associated respiratory disorder that has gained significance because of its unknown etiology and lack of therapeutic approaches. IPF causes maximum damage to the alveolar epithelial cells, thereby leading to lung remodeling and initiating epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). The actual molecular mechanisms underlying IPF still remain unclear, and knowledge about these mechanisms would be helpful in its diagnosis. Read More

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November 2018

Connecting links between genetic factors defining ovarian reserve and recurrent miscarriages.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2018 Dec 15;35(12):2121-2128. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Department of Medical Genetics, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, U.P., 226014, India.

Purpose: Approximately 1-2% of the women faces three or more successive spontaneous miscarriages termed as recurrent miscarriage (RM). Many clinical factors have been attributed so far to be the potential risk factors in RM, including uterine anomalies, antiphospholipid syndrome, endocrinological abnormalities, chromosomal abnormalities, and infections. However, in spite of extensive studies, reviews, and array of causes known to be associated with RM, about 50% cases encountered by treating physicians remains unknown. Read More

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December 2018

Mitochondrial Quality Control in COPD and IPF.

Cells 2018 Jul 24;7(8). Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Division of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan.

Mitochondria play important roles in the maintenance of intracellular homeostasis; hence, the quality control of mitochondria is crucial for cell fate determination. Mitochondria dynamics and mitochondria-specific autophagy, known as mitophagy, are two main quality control systems in cells. Mitochondria fuse to increase energy production in response to stress, and damaged mitochondria are segregated by fission and degraded by mitophagy. Read More

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The mitochondria in lung fibrosis: friend or foe?

Transl Res 2018 12 23;202:1-23. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other forms of lung fibrosis are age-associated diseases with increased deposition of mesenchymal collagen that promotes respiratory malfunction and eventual death from respiratory failure. Our understanding of the pathobiology underlying pulmonary fibrosis is incomplete and current therapies available to slow or treat lung fibrosis are limited. Evidence reviewed herein demonstrates key involvement of mitochondrial dysfunction in diverse pulmonary cell populations, including alveolar epithelial cells (AEC), fibroblasts, and macrophages and/or immune cells that collectively advances the development of pulmonary fibrosis. Read More

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December 2018

Mechanisms and consequences of oxidative stress in lung disease: therapeutic implications for an aging populace.

Louise Hecker

Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2018 04 14;314(4):L642-L653. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Arizona , Tucson, Arizona and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona.

The rapid expansion of the elderly population has led to the recent epidemic of age-related diseases, including increased incidence and mortality of chronic and acute lung diseases. Numerous studies have implicated aging and oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of various pulmonary diseases; however, despite recent advances in these fields, the specific contributions of aging and oxidative stress remain elusive. This review will discuss the consequences of aging on lung morphology and physiology, and how redox imbalance with aging contributes to lung disease susceptibility. Read More

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Emerging therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive age-related disease.

Nat Rev Drug Discov 2017 Nov 6;16(11):755-772. Epub 2017 Oct 6.

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Ismael Cosío Villegas, Tlalpan 4502; CP 14080, México City, Mexico.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal age-associated disease that is characterized by progressive and irreversible scarring of the lung. The pathogenesis of IPF is not completely understood and current therapies are limited to those that reduce the rate of functional decline in patients with mild-to-moderate disease. In this context, new therapeutic approaches that substantially improve the survival time and quality of life of these patients are urgently needed. Read More

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November 2017

The Impacts of Cellular Senescence in Elderly Pneumonia and in Age-Related Lung Diseases That Increase the Risk of Respiratory Infections.

Int J Mol Sci 2017 Feb 25;18(3). Epub 2017 Feb 25.

Division of Neurology, Respirology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki; Kihara 5200, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan.

Pneumonia generates considerable negative impacts on the elderly. Despite the widespread uses of vaccines and appropriate antibiotics, the morbidity and mortality of elderly pneumonia are significantly higher compared to the counterparts of young populations. The definitive mechanisms of high vulnerability in the elderly against pathogen threats are unclear. Read More

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February 2017

Mitochondria in the spotlight of aging and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

J Clin Invest 2017 Feb 1;127(2):405-414. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic age-related lung disease with high mortality that is characterized by abnormal scarring of the lung parenchyma. There has been a recent attempt to define the age-associated changes predisposing individuals to develop IPF. Age-related perturbations that are increasingly found in epithelial cells and fibroblasts from IPF lungs compared with age-matched cells from normal lungs include defective autophagy, telomere attrition, altered proteostasis, and cell senescence. Read More

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February 2017

Addition of a non-immersive virtual reality component to treadmill training to reduce fall risk in older adults (V-TIME): a randomised controlled trial.

Lancet 2016 Sep 11;388(10050):1170-82. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Center for the Study of Movement, Cognition and Mobility, Neurological Institute, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Department of Physical Therapy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: Age-associated motor and cognitive deficits increase the risk of falls, a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Because of the significant ramifications of falls, many interventions have been proposed, but few have aimed to prevent falls via an integrated approach targeting both motor and cognitive function. We aimed to test the hypothesis that an intervention combining treadmill training with non-immersive virtual reality (VR) to target both cognitive aspects of safe ambulation and mobility would lead to fewer falls than would treadmill training alone. Read More

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September 2016

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS): a multifactorial cascade concept for pathogenesis and embryonic origin.

Scoliosis Spinal Disord 2016 30;11. Epub 2016 Jan 30.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield, UK.

This paper formulates a novel multifactorial Cascade Concept for the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). This Concept stems from the longitudinal findings of Clark et al. (J Bone Miner Res 29(8):1729-36, 2014) who identified leptin body composition factors at 10 years of age associated with a scoliosis deformity found at 15 years. Read More

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Chronic idiopathic normocytic anaemia in older people: the risk factors and the role of age-associated renal impairment.

Aging Clin Exp Res 2017 Apr 1;29(2):147-155. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Melbourne, Australia.

Objectives: To characterise the risk factors for chronic idiopathic normocytic anaemia (CINA) in older people, particularly the role of age-associated renal impairment.

Methods: Patients aged ≥65 years admitted to a medical unit over 12 months were assessed. Those with secondary causes of anaemia including chronic kidney disease (CKD) were excluded. Read More

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Sex-related differences in age-associated downregulation of human ventricular myocardial β1-adrenergic receptors.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2016 Mar 19;35(3):352-361. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado.

Background: With increasing age, human ventricular myocardium exhibits selective downregulation of β1-adrenergic receptors (β1-ARs). We tested the hypothesis that sex differences exist in age-related changes in β1-ARs.

Methods: Left (LV) and right (RV) ventricular tissue was obtained from 61 unplaceable potential organ donor hearts ages 1 to 71 years with no known cardiac history and from LVs removed from 56 transplant recipients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Read More

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