Thesis / Dissertation

The role of ING4 and ING5 in cardiac development

Sophia Ying Yii Mah, Anne Voss (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The heart is one of the first organs to develop in a vertebrate embryo. The intricate design of the asymmetric four-chambered organ is reflected in both its structures and mechanics. A healthy functional heart is an amalgamation of precisely aligned great vessels, continuous sheets of trilayered tissues that form the chamber walls and septum, a coordinated conduction system, and an uninterrupted supply of oxygenated blood from the coronary vasculature. At a cellular level, heart morphogenesis is a remarkable feat of tightly regulated cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and differentiation. These events are driven by spatially and temporally coordinated gene expressions. Post-tra..

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