27 February

Signaling proteins in pacemaker cells regulate cardiac rhythm

Back to news

A signaling process with which cells pass on signals during cardiac development, called Wnt/ß-catenin-signaling, influences the control of the autonomic nervous system on heart rate in zebrafish. That is the conclusion of Silja Burkhard, one of the Hubrecht researchers of the Bakkers group. For this research, she used tomo-seq, a technique developed at the Hubrecht Institute. The results have recently been published in eLife.