ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-160506-5
Transcriptional Regulation of Heart Development in Zebrafish
Lu, F., Langenbacher, A.D., Chen, J.N.
Date: 2016
Source: Journal of cardiovascular development and disease   3(2): (Review)
Registered Authors: Chen, Jau-Nian, Langenbacher, Adam
Keywords: epigenetic regulators, heart development, transcription factors, zebrafish
MeSH Terms: none
PubMed: 27148546 Full text @ J Cardiovasc Dev Dis
Cardiac transcription factors orchestrate the complex cellular and molecular events required to produce a functioning heart. Misregulation of the cardiac transcription program leads to embryonic developmental defects and is associated with human congenital heart diseases. Recent studies have expanded our understanding of the regulation of cardiac gene expression at an additional layer, involving the coordination of epigenetic and transcriptional regulators. In this review, we highlight and discuss discoveries made possible by the genetic and embryological tools available in the zebrafish model organism, with a focus on the novel functions of cardiac transcription factors and epigenetic and transcriptional regulatory proteins during cardiogenesis.