Factors promoting the survival and beating of intact foetal mouse hearts in organ culture

K. Wildenthal

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A method for cultivating intact foetal mouse hearts in vitro has been developed. The hearts survive and beat rhythmically and spontaneously for 3 weeks or more under appropriate cultural conditions. Prolonged function is promoted by atmospheres containing greater than 20% O2 and by media supplemented with serum, insulin and cortisol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1970


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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