Characterization of endothelial basement membrane nanotopography in rhesus macaque as a guide for vessel tissue engineering.

@article{Liliensiek2009CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of endothelial basement membrane nanotopography in rhesus macaque as a guide for vessel tissue engineering.},
  author={Sara J. Liliensiek and Paul F. Nealey and Christopher John Murphy},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={2643-51}
}
Basement membranes have many features that greatly influence vascular endothelial cell function, including a complex three-dimensional topography. As a first step in the design and development of vascular prosthetics, we undertook a thorough characterization of the topographic features of endothelial vascular basement membranes utilizing transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Specifically, we quantitatively analyzed the topographic features present in the aorta… CONTINUE READING