The development of the cardiovascular system is a rapidly
advancing area in biomedical research, now coupled with the
burgeoning field of cardiac regenerative medicine. A lucid
understanding of these fields is paramount to reducing human
cardiovascular diseases of both fetal and adult origin. Significant
progress can now be made through a comprehensive investigation of
embryonic development and its genetic control circuitry.
"Heart Development and Regeneration, " written by experts in the
field, provides essential information on topics ranging from the
evolution and lineage origins of the developing cardiovascular
system to cardiac regenerative medicine. A reference for
clinicians, medical researchers, students, and teachers, this
publication offers broad coverage of the most recent advances.
Volume One discusses heart evolution, contributing cell
lineages; model systems; cardiac growth; morphology and asymmetry;
heart patterning; epicardial, vascular, and lymphatic development;
and congenital heart diseases.
Volume Two includes chapters on transcription factors and
transcriptional control circuits in cardiac development and
disease; epigenetic modifiers including microRNAs, genome-wide
mutagenesis, imaging, and proteomics approaches; and the theory and
practice of stem cells and cardiac regeneration.
Authored by world experts in heart development and disease
New research on epigenetic modifiers in cardiac development
Comprehensive coverage of stem cells and prospects for cardiac
Up-to-date research on transcriptional and proteomic circuits in
Full-color, detailed illustrations
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