Pathologic Stimulus Determines Lineage Commitment of Cardiac C-kit+ Cells

Academic Article


  • BACKGROUND: Although cardiac c-kit+ cells are being tested in clinical trials, the circumstances that determine lineage differentiation of c-kit+ cells in vivo are unknown. Recent findings suggest that endogenous cardiac c-kit+ cells rarely contribute cardiomyocytes to the adult heart. We assessed whether various pathological stimuli differentially affect the eventual cell fates of c-kit+ cells.
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  • Circulation  Journal
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    Author List

  • Chen Z; Zhu W; Bender I; Gong W; Kwak IY; Yellamilli A; Hodges TJ; Nemoto N; Zhang J; Garry DJ
  • Start Page

  • 2359
  • End Page

  • 2372
  • Volume

  • 136
  • Issue

  • 24