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Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Dec 2;9(6):492-3. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2011.11.010.

Epicardial origin of cardiac CFU-Fs.

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  • 1National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin Graduate School, Madison, WI 53715, USA.


The epicardium has been recognized as a source of cardiovascular progenitors during embryogenesis and postnatal life. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Chong et al. (2011) identify cardiac CFU-Fs as cardiac-resident cells of epicardial origin with broad multilineage differentiation potential.

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