Researchers uncover the mystery of heart repair

Time : 23rd of June 2022 12:18:28 PM

Inflammatory cells produce protein meteorin-like (METRNL), a new messenger substance, after a heart attack and stimulate the KIT-positive vascular cells for the new blood vessel formation. This heart repair did not work in mouse models without METRNL, while those treated with METRNL formed new blood vessels in the intact areas, as per a study.