NYSCF Scientists Investigate Inflammatory Response After Cardiac Injury

NYSCF Principal Investigator Dr. Danny Freytes led a team of NYSCF scientists at the NYSCF Research Institute in a study investigating the inflammatory response of the immune system after cardiac injury. The scientists tested the protein cross-talk between stem cell-derived heart cells and macrophages – a type of immune cell – in a simulated inflammatory environment in the laboratory to shed light into how these interactions can be harnessed to design successful therapies.

Understanding the cardiac inflammatory response after injury, and how stem cell-derived cardiac cells behave in this environment, is a key component of developing successful cell replacement treatments or cardiac patch therapies for damaged or sick cardiac tissues.

 

Read the paper in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine >>