In their findings, published in the journal Nature, they described how they zeroed in on the protein, IGFBP-4, and then removed it from tadpoles after their hearts were formed. "After the molecule was knocked down, their hearts became smaller and smaller and finally disappeared," Issei Komuro at the Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan said in a telephone interview. "I hope we can use the molecule for cardiac regeneration after heart failure (in people)," he said.
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