Finding a niche for cardiac precursors

Elife. 2014 May 6;3:e02993. doi: 10.7554/eLife.02993.


Within an embryo, a region next to the developing heart provides a niche where cardiac precursor cells can increase in number before they contribute to the development of this organ.

Keywords: cardiac progenitor; heart; microenvironment; niche; numb; self-renewal.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Gene Deletion*
  • Membrane Proteins / physiology*
  • Myocytes, Cardiac / cytology*
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / physiology*
  • Stem Cells / cytology*


  • Membrane Proteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins