TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
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    Heart failure is a leading cause of death in developed countries. Recent advances in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery have made it possible to save numerous patient lives after myocardial infarction. However, those patients eventually develop end-stage heart failure since the loss of cardiac muscle is never replaced with new muscle. Our study focus is on regenerating cardiac muscle by transdifferentiating cardiac fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes. We reported that Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 overexpression transdifferentiated cardiac fibroblasts into cardiomyocyte-like cells in vitro, and improved cardiac function in vivo. Our goal is to translate this in-situ cardiomyocyte regeneration into clinical therapy.

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    1. Brlecic PE, Bonham CA, Rosengart TK, Mathison M. Direct cardiac reprogramming: A new technology for cardiac repair. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2023 05; 178:51-58. PMID: 36965701; PMCID: PMC10124164.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Pinnamaneni JP, Singh VP, Kim MB, Ryan CT, Pugazenthi A, Sanagasetti D, Mathison M, Yang J, Rosengart TK. p63 silencing induces epigenetic modulation to enhance human cardiac fibroblast to cardiomyocyte-like differentiation. Sci Rep. 2022 07 06; 12(1):11416. PMID: 35794145; PMCID: PMC9259667.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. Singh VP, Pinnamaneni JP, Pugazenthi A, Sanagasetti D, Mathison M, Martin JF, Yang J, Rosengart TK. Hippo Pathway Effector Tead1 Induces Cardiac Fibroblast to Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 12 21; 10(24):e022659. PMID: 34889103; PMCID: PMC9075224.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Mathison M, Sanagasetti D, Singh VP, Pugazenthi A, Pinnamaneni JP, Ryan CT, Yang J, Rosengart TK. Fibroblast transition to an endothelial "trans" state improves cell reprogramming efficiency. Sci Rep. 2021 11 19; 11(1):22605. PMID: 34799643; PMCID: PMC8604927.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Ghanta RK, Aghlara-Fotovat S, Pugazenthi A, Ryan CT, Singh VP, Mathison M, Jarvis MI, Mukherjee S, Hernandez A, Veiseh O. Immune-modulatory alginate protects mesenchymal stem cells for sustained delivery of reparative factors to ischemic myocardium. Biomater Sci. 2020 Sep 15; 8(18):5061-5070. PMID: 32797143; PMCID: PMC7494525.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Singh VP, Pinnamaneni JP, Pugazenthi A, Sanagasetti D, Mathison M, Wang K, Yang J, Rosengart TK. Enhanced Generation of Induced Cardiomyocytes Using a Small-Molecule Cocktail to Overcome Barriers to Cardiac Cellular Reprogramming. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 06 16; 9(12):e015686. PMID: 32500803; PMCID: PMC7429035.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Patel V, Singh VP, Pinnamaneni JP, Sanagasetti D, Olive J, Mathison M, Cooney A, Flores ER, Crystal RG, Yang J, Rosengart TK. p63 Silencing induces reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into cardiomyocyte-like cells. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 08; 156(2):556-565.e1. PMID: 29716728; PMCID: PMC6050095.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Yang L, Liu L, Gao H, Pinnamaneni JP, Sanagasetti D, Singh VP, Wang K, Mathison M, Zhang Q, Chen F, Mo Q, Rosengart T, Yang J. The stem cell factor SALL4 is an essential transcriptional regulator in mixed lineage leukemia-rearranged leukemogenesis. J Hematol Oncol. 2017 10 03; 10(1):159. PMID: 28974232; PMCID: PMC5627455.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Mathison M, Rosengart TK. Heart regeneration: The endothelial cell comes first. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 03; 155(3):1128-1129. PMID: 29452462; PMCID: PMC5819609.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Mathison M, Singh VP, Sanagasetti D, Yang L, Pinnamaneni JP, Yang J, Rosengart TK. Cardiac reprogramming factor Gata4 reduces postinfarct cardiac fibrosis through direct repression of the profibrotic mediator snail. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 11; 154(5):1601-1610.e3. PMID: 28711329; PMCID: PMC5647235.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Singh VP, Mathison M, Patel V, Sanagasetti D, Gibson BW, Yang J, Rosengart TK. MiR-590 Promotes Transdifferentiation of Porcine and Human Fibroblasts Toward a Cardiomyocyte-Like Fate by Directly Repressing Specificity Protein 1. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 11 10; 5(11). PMID: 27930352; PMCID: PMC5210349.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Mathison M, Singh VP, Chiuchiolo MJ, Sanagasetti D, Mao Y, Patel VB, Patel VB, Yang J, Kaminsky SM, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK. In situ reprogramming to transdifferentiate fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes using adenoviral vectors: Implications for clinical myocardial regeneration. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 02; 153(2):329-339.e3. PMID: 27773576; PMCID: PMC5297447.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Patel V, Mathison M, Singh VP, Yang J, Rosengart TK. Direct Cardiac Cellular Reprogramming for Cardiac Regeneration. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Sep; 18(9):58. PMID: 27554127; PMCID: PMC5278776.
      Citations: 8     
    14. Mathison M, Singh VP, Gersch RP, Ramirez MO, Cooney A, Kaminsky SM, Chiuchiolo MJ, Nasser A, Yang J, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK. "Triplet" polycistronic vectors encoding Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 enhances postinfarct ventricular functional improvement compared with singlet vectors. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1656-1664.e2. PMID: 24755332.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Mathison M, Gersch RP, Nasser A, Lilo S, Korman M, Fourman M, Hackett N, Shroyer K, Yang J, Ma Y, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK. In vivo cardiac cellular reprogramming efficacy is enhanced by angiogenic preconditioning of the infarcted myocardium with vascular endothelial growth factor. J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Dec; 1(6):e005652. PMID: 23316332; PMCID: PMC3540681.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Robinson KA, Li J, Mathison M, Redkar A, Cui J, Chronos NA, Matheny RG, Badylak SF. Extracellular matrix scaffold for cardiac repair. Circulation. 2005 Aug 30; 112(9 Suppl):I135-43. PMID: 16159805.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Cui J, Li J, Mathison M, Tondato F, Mulkey SP, Micko C, Chronos NA, Robinson KA. A clinically relevant large-animal model for evaluation of tissue-engineered cardiac surgical patch materials. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2005 Jul-Sep; 6(3):113-20. PMID: 16275607.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    18. Mathison M, Edgerton JR, Horswell JL, Akin JJ, Mack MJ. Analysis of hemodynamic changes during beating heart surgical procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Oct; 70(4):1355-60; discussion 1360-1. PMID: 11081898.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Mathison M, Buffolo E, Jatene AD, Jatene FB, Reichenspurner H, Matheny RG, Shennib H, Akin JJ, Mack MJ. Right heart circulatory support facilities coronary artery bypass without cardiopulmonary bypass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Sep; 70(3):1083-5. PMID: 11016382.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Ide H, Sato M, Fujiki T, Tonari K, Mathison M, Sudo K. [Two cases of surgical treatment of recrudescent Stanford type A dissection after early thrombogenic closure without intimal tear]. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Jan; 46(1):85-90. PMID: 9513531.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Egami J, Fujiki T, Sudo K, Koisizawa T, Mathison M, Kokubo J, Sasagawa N, Honda K, Ide H, Ikeda K. Aneurysm of a branch of the subclavian artery with multiple arteriovenous fistulae. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1996 Aug; 37(4):355-7. PMID: 8698779.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Mathison M, Whitfield C, Haydock DA, Kerr AR. Risk factors in heart transplantation. A statistical study of New Zealand cases. Jpn Heart J. 1996 Mar; 37(2):243-9. PMID: 8676551.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Sekiguchi A, Matsunaga H, Kotsuka Y, Yagyu K, Mathison M, Morizuki O, Ono M, Furuse A. [A role of valvuloplasty in surgical treatment of isolated tricuspid regurgitation]. Kyobu Geka. 1993 Aug; 46(9):751-5. PMID: 8361098.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Takeshita M, Mathison M, Yagyu K, Kotsuka Y, Matsunaga H, Furuse A. [Congenital bicuspid aortic valve: stenotic type and insufficient type]. J Cardiol Suppl. 1992; 28:133-7; discussion 138. PMID: 1418872.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Mathison M, Furuse A, Kotsuda H, Tanaka O, Chikada M. [Quadricuspid aortic valve: case reports]. Kyobu Geka. 1990 May; 43(5):383-8. PMID: 2374316.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Kawauchi M, Yazaki Y, Oka T, Okabe H, Mathison M, Nakajima J, Morizuki O, Kawaguchi G, Koseni K, Takeda M, et al. Diagnosis of cardiac allograft rejection by the detection of circulating plasma cardiac myosin light chains. Jpn J Surg. 1990 Mar; 20(2):212-6. PMID: 2342239.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    27. Nakajima J, Shindo G, Makuuchi H, Mathison M, Tanaka K, Deguchi J, Furuse A, Kobori O. [Successful resection of mediastinal and abdominal recurrent tumors of esophageal leiomyosarcoma 12 years after surgery]. Kyobu Geka. 1990 Feb; 43(2):102-5. PMID: 2137887.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Mathison M. Atherosclerosis and blood flow velocity. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989 Aug; 98(2):301-2. PMID: 2755166.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Mathison M, Furuse A, Asano K. Doppler analysis of flow velocity profile at the aortic root. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1988 Oct; 12(4):947-54. PMID: 2971085.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Atsumi N, Itoh K, Ohokawa Y, Nagata N, Mathison M, Kawataki M, Yasui S, Miyazawa Y, Takarada M. [Clinical study on cardiac pacing in infants and children]. Kyobu Geka. 1987 Aug; 40(9):697-702. PMID: 3682472.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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