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Received May 13, 2002; Revision received September 2, 2002
Determination of factors involved in cardiogenesis is fundamental to our understanding of heart growth and development. There are several families of transcription factors that play a role in cardiomyogenesis including the Nkx2, GATA, and MEF2 families. In this review, we describe factors implicated in development of cardiac tissues followed by a description of interactions among them.
KEY WORDS: cardiogenesis, factors