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Trends Genet. 2000 Sep;16(9):383-8.

Genetics of heart development.

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Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. chenjn@mcdb.ucla.edu

Abstract

The genes that drive heart-cell differentiation in vertebrates and Drosophila are similar, even though the Drosophila 'heart' is a simple tube and the vertebrate heart is a multichambered physiologically complex organ. Mutational analysis in mice and, as particular focus of this review, in zebrafish, reveals the additional genes brought into play to fashion these evolutionarily 'new' organotypic components.

PMID:
10973066
DOI:
10.1016/s0168-9525(00)02075-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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