Fgl2 deficiency causes neonatal death and cardiac dysfunction during embryonic and postnatal development in mice.

We hypothesized that cardiac dysfunction was responsible for the high perinatal lethality that we previously reported in fibrinogen-like protein 2 (Fgl2) knockout (KO) mice. We therefore used ultrasound biomicroscopy to assess left ventricular (LV) cardiac structure and function during development in Fgl2 KO and wild-type (WT) mice. The only deaths observed… CONTINUE READING