Link between heart and blood cells in early development

New research reveals endoglin as a critical factor in determining the fate of early undifferentiated cells during development. Endoglin, a receptor involved in cell signaling, has previously been known mostly for its function in blood vessels and angiogenesis. Researchers showed endoglin modulates key signaling pathways to encourage early cells to develop into blood cells at the expense of the heart….

New research reveals endoglin as a critical factor in determining the fate of early undifferentiated cells during development. Endoglin, a receptor involved in cell signaling, has previously been known mostly for its function in blood vessels and angiogenesis. Researchers showed endoglin modulates key signaling pathways to encourage early cells to develop into blood cells at the expense of the heart….