Embryonic Stem Cells as a Model for Cardiac Development and Disease.

@article{Evans2008EmbryonicSC,
  title={Embryonic Stem Cells as a Model for Cardiac Development and Disease.},
  author={Todd Evans},
  journal={Drug discovery today. Disease models},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={147-155}
}
  • Todd Evans
  • Published 2008 in Drug discovery today. Disease models
This review highlights recent progress in the use of embryonic stem cell (ESC) systems for studying and treating cardiovascular disease. Although ESCs represent an in vitro system, they can provide a rich source of progenitor cells, and this has been exploited recently to identify novel precursors and to investigate the lineage relationships among various cell types that comprise the developing heart, including cardiac muscle, endothelium, and smooth muscle. ESCs grown in aggregates (embryoid… CONTINUE READING