Cell death and differentiation in the development of the endocardial cushion of the embryonic heart.

@article{Abdelwahid2002CellDA,
  title={Cell death and differentiation in the development of the endocardial cushion of the embryonic heart.},
  author={Eltyeb Abdelwahid and Lauri J. Pelliniemi and Eero J. Jokinen},
  journal={Microscopy research and technique},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={395-403}
}
The transformation of the endocardial cushion into valves and septa is a critical step in cardiac morphogenesis as it initiates the development of the four-chambered heart. This transformation results from a region-specific balance between cellular proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation. The development of the form and structure of the endocardial… CONTINUE READING