Intercellular adhesion: coconstruction of contractile heart tissue by cells of different species

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Science  06 Jun 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4448, pp. 1150-1152
DOI: 10.1126/science.7375923


Dissociated embryonic rat myocardial cells and chick myocardial cells labeled with radioactive isotope coaggregate and establish intercellular junctions. These bispecific cells reconstruct synchronously beating myocardial tissue within 24 hours of culture.

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