The Role of Microenvironmental Cues in Cardiomyogenesis and Pathogenesis

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The Role of Microenvironmental Cues in Cardiomyogenesis and Pathogenesis

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Title: The Role of Microenvironmental Cues in Cardiomyogenesis and Pathogenesis
Author: Horton, Renita Elillian
Citation: Horton, Renita Elillian. 2014. The Role of Microenvironmental Cues in Cardiomyogenesis and Pathogenesis. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
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Abstract: The cellular microenvironment consists of soluble and insoluble factors that provide signals that dictate cell behavior and cell fate. Limited characterization has hindered our ability to mimic the physiological or pathophysiological environment. While stem cells have vast promise in the areas of regenerative medicine and disease therapy, harnessing this potential remains elusive due to our limited understanding of differentiation mechanisms. Similarly, many in vitro cardiac disease models lack the critical structure- function relationships of healthy and diseased cardiac tissue. The goal of this work is to induce cardiomyogenesis and pathogenesis in vitro by recapitulating features of the native microenvironment during development and disease.
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274542
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