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Articles by Kunhua Song in JoVE
Suppression of Pro-fibrotic Signaling Potentiates Factor-mediated Reprogramming of Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts into Induced Cardiomyocytes Andrew S. Riching1, Yuanbiao Zhao1, Yingqiong Cao1, Pilar Londono1, Hongyan Xu2, Kunhua Song1 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2Department of Population Health Sciences, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University Here we present a robust method to reprogram primary embryonic fibroblasts into functional cardiomyocytes through overexpression of GATA4, Hand2, Mef2c, Tbx5, miR-1, and miR-133 (GHMT2m) alongside inhibition of TGF-β signaling. Our protocol generates beating cardiomyocytes as early as 7 days post-transduction with up to 60% efficiency.