Autocrine and Paracrine Regulation of Myocardial Cell Growth in Vitro The TGFβ Paradigm.

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing appreciation of the role that growth factors/cytokines play in cardiac growth/development and the myocardial response to injury. This has derived, at least in part, from two observations: (a) that a number of these factors are expressed in response to myocardial stress, and (b) that some of these factors… (More)