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Developmental patterning of the myocardium
The heart in higher vertebrates develops from a simple tube into a complex organ with four chambers specialized for efficient pumping at pressure. During this period, there is a concomitant change inExpand
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Remodeling of chick embryonic ventricular myoarchitecture under experimentally changed loading conditions
Adult myocardium adapts to changing functional demands by hyper‐ or hypotrophy while the developing heart reacts by hyper‐ or hypoplasia. How embryonic myocardial architecture adjusts toExpand
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Structure and function of the developing zebrafish heart
The combination of optical clarity and large scale of mutants makes the zebrafish vital for developmental biologists. However, there is no comprehensive reference of morphology and function for thisExpand
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Hemodynamic-dependent patterning of endothelin converting enzyme 1 expression and differentiation of impulse-conducting Purkinje fibers in the embryonic heart
Impulse-conducting Purkinje fibers differentiate from myocytes during embryogenesis. The conversion of contractile myocytes into conduction cells is induced by the stretch/pressure-induced factor,Expand
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Transitions in Early Embryonic Atrioventricular Valvular Function Correspond With Changes in Cushion Biomechanics That Are Predictable by Tissue Composition
Endocardial cushions are critical to maintain unidirectional blood flow under constantly increasing hemodynamic forces, but the interrelationship between endocardial cushion structure and theExpand
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Developmental anatomy of the heart: a tale of mice and man.
Because of the increasing availability of tools for genetic manipulation, the mouse has become the most popular animal model for studying normal and abnormal cardiac development. However, despite theExpand
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Optimisation of the formation and distribution of protoporphyrin IX in the urothelium: an in vitro approach.
PURPOSE To optimize conditions for photodynamic detection (PDD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) of bladder carcinoma, urothelial accumulation of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and conditions leading to cellExpand
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Developmental changes in the myocardial architecture of the chick
Numerous studies describing myocardial architecture have been performed on the adult heart but considerably fewer have been made during embryonic or fetal development. To serve as a basis forExpand
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Functional and morphological evidence for a ventricular conduction system in zebrafish and Xenopus hearts.
Zebrafish and Xenopus have become popular model organisms for studying vertebrate development of many organ systems, including the heart. However, it is not clear whether the single ventricularExpand
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High‐frequency ultrasonographic imaging of avian cardiovascular development
The chick embryo has long been a favorite model system for morphologic and physiologic studies of the developing heart, largely because of its easy visualization and amenability to experimentalExpand
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