Testing for Cardiotoxicity
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|Title:||Testing for Cardiotoxicity|
Researchers have created heart muscle cells called cardiomyocytes from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. These lab-made cardiomyocytes can then be used to test chemotherapy drugs for potentially heart-harming side effects. This image shows an iPSC-derived cardiomyocyte. Proteins that are important for muscle cell contraction are highlighted in red and green, and cell nuclei are blue.
See also https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2017/heart-toxicity-index.
|Topics/Categories:||Treatment -- Chemotherapy|
|Creator:||Joseph C. Wu|
|Date Created:||March 1, 2017|
|Date Added:||March 21, 2017|
|Reuse Restrictions:||None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.|