Endothelial cells on Dacron vascular prostheses: adherence, growth, and susceptibility to neutrophils.

@article{Tunstall1995EndothelialCO,
  title={Endothelial cells on Dacron vascular prostheses: adherence, growth, and susceptibility to neutrophils.},
  author={Andrew C Tunstall and Robert C. Eberhart and Morton D. Prager},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1995},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={
          1193-9
        }
}
Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) on knitted and woven Dacron prostheses were compared with HUVEC on smooth surfaces (tissue culture polystyrene, PET film, and Natrix) with regard to adherence, growth, and susceptibility to injury by neutrophils (PMN). These are properties of importance for successful seeding or coating of prostheses. For prosthetic material of given macroscopic dimensions, more endothelial cells (EC) adhered than to smooth surfaces. However, the prostheses had a… CONTINUE READING