Biomaterial guides for lymphatic endothelial cell alignment and migration.

@article{Bouta2011BiomaterialGF,
  title={Biomaterial guides for lymphatic endothelial cell alignment and migration.},
  author={Echoe M Bouta and Connor McCarthy and Alexander P Keim and Han Bing Wang and Ryan J Gilbert and Jeremy Goldman},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={1104-13}
}
Axillary dissection during breast cancer surgery produces extensive lymphatic vessel damage that often leads to lifelong secondary lymphedema of the arm. We have developed a biodegradable material conduit for lymphatic vessel reconstruction where fibers electrospun along the conduit lumen promote endothelial cell alignment and migration in vitro. The… CONTINUE READING