You are here

Cardiac Cells, ECM, and IHD

A new STEM CELLS review article from researchers led by Michael E. Davis (Emory University School of Medicine/Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) describes the interplay between cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) and cardiac-related stem and progenitor cells during the response to ischemic heart diseases (IHD). Park et al. report a bi-directional relationship where both the effect of cells on the new matrix and the effect of the matrix on the cells must be considered.