IMR Press / FBE / Volume 1 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.2741/E49

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Open Access Article
Proliferation of cardiomyocytes: a question unresolved
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1 Department of Biological Sciences, Section of Evolutionary and Comparative Biology, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
2 Department of General Pathology and Oncology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
3 Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Anatomy, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Academic Editor:Consolato Sergi
Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2009, 1(2), 528–536; https://doi.org/10.2741/E49
Published: 1 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Progresses in heart failure diagnosis and treatment)
Abstract

In the past, human heart has been considered a post-mitotic organ formed by cells, like adult cardiomyocytes, terminally differentiated and incapable of proliferation. This paradigm has been shaken by recent works indicating that postnatal adult cardiomyocytes are able to re-enter in the cell cycle and proliferate. In this view, the understanding of main candidates regulating cardiomyocyte cell cycle is of vital importance for future clinical approach.

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