Partial cell fusion: A newly recognized type of communication between dedifferentiating cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts
Driesen, Ronald × Dispersyn, GD Verheyen, FK van den Eijnde, SM Hofstra, L Thone, F Dijkstra, P Debie, W Borgers, M Ramaekers, FCS #
Elsevier science bv
Cardiovascular research vol:68 issue:1 pages:37-46
Objective: Fibroblasts have been shown to couple to neonatal cardiomyocytes in heterocellular cultures through functional gap junctions. Our objective was to provide evidence for an additional type of heterocellular communication between fibroblasts and adult cardiomyocytes in vitro and in vivo.