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Research Article

Characterization of Epicardial-Derived Cardiac Interstitial Cells: Differentiation and Mobilization of Heart Fibroblast Progenitors

  • Adrián Ruiz-Villalba equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Adrián Ruiz-Villalba, Algirdas Ziogas

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

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  • Algirdas Ziogas equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Adrián Ruiz-Villalba, Algirdas Ziogas

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Martin Ehrbar,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • José M. Pérez-Pomares mail

    jmperezp@uma.es

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

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  • Published: January 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053694

About the Authors

Adrián Ruiz-Villalba, José M. Pérez-Pomares
Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Algirdas Ziogas, Martin Ehrbar
Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: jmperezp@uma.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMP ME. Performed the experiments: ARV AZ. Analyzed the data: ARV AZ ME JMP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMP ME. Wrote the paper: ARV JMP.