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The expanding role of the epicardium and epicardial-derived cells in cardiac development and disease.
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PMID:  22890066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we aim at presenting and discussing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of embryonic epicardial development that may underlie the origin of congenital heart disease (CHD). RECENT FINDINGS: New discoveries on the multiple cell lineages that form part of the original pool of epicardial progenitors and the roles played by epicardial transcription factors and morphogens in the regulation of epicardial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, epicardial-derived cell (EPDCs) differentiation, coronary blood vessel morphogenesis and cardiac interstitium formation are presented in a comprehensive manner. SUMMARY: We have provided evidence on the critical participation of epicardial cells and EPDCs in normal and abnormal cardiac development, suggesting the implication of defective epicardial development in various forms of CHD.
Adrián Ruiz-Villalba; José M Pérez-Pomares
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-698X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain.
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