Article Abstract

SETD7 in cardiomyocyte differentiation and cardiac function

Authors: Tupa Basuroy, Ivana L. de la Serna

Abstract

Cellular differentiation is the process by which unspecialized cells mature into a variety of functional cell types to form the tissues of a multicellular organism. This specialization occurs during embryonic development when a single zygote gives rise to different cell types and in adulthood when reservoirs of stem cells differentiate to replace senescent or damaged cells.