Elucidation of a Novel Pathway through Which HDAC1 Controls Cardiomyocyte Differentiation through Expression of SOX-17 and BMP2

Academic Article


  • Embryonic Stem Cells not only hold a lot of potential for use in regenerative medicine, but also provide an elegant and efficient way to study specific developmental processes and pathways in mammals when whole animal gene knock out experiments fail. We have investigated a pathway through which HDAC1 affects cardiovascular and more specifically cardiomyocyte differentiation in ES cells by controlling expression of SOX17 and BMP2 during early differentiation. This data explains current discrepancies in the role of HDAC1 in cardiovascular differentiation and sheds light into a new pathway through which ES cells determine cardiovascular cell fate. © 2012 Hoxha et al.
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  • PLoS ONE  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 24717109
  • Author List

  • Hoxha E; Lambers E; Wasserstrom JA; Mackie A; Ramirez V; Abramova T; Verma SK; Krishnamurthy P; Kishore R
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 9