Heart tissue generated from human embryonic stem cellsBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39104.353218.DB (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:174
- Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
Human heart tissue that contains blood vessels and beats spontaneously has been generated from human embryonic stem cells, according to a recent report in Circulation Research (2007 Jan 11, doi: 10.1161/01.RES.0000257776.05673.ff).
A team at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa put together a combination of cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells produced from human embryonic stem cells with fibroblasts isolated from mouse embryos to produce highly vascularised tissue. They used a biodegradable polymer …