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Contact: Dr. Matthias Heil

Cardiac Development out of Control

Caption: Cardiac development out of control: Absence of the transcription factor Ajuba during cardiac development, as is the case in the right-hand photo due to genetic intervention, disrupts development of the heart in the fish embryo. In addition to an increased number of cardiac muscle cells (green with red-stained nuclei), the heart is additionally deformed during development.

Credit: Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

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