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The Isolation and Culture of Primary Epicardial Cells Derived from Human Adult and Fetal Heart Specimens

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10.3791/57370-v

April 24th, 2018

April 24th, 2018

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1Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Leiden University Medical Center

The epicardium plays a crucial role in the development and repair of the heart by providing cells and growth factors to the myocardial wall. Here, we describe a method to culture human primary epicardial cells that enables the study and comparison of their developmental and adult characteristics.

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