Endothelial monolayers on collagen-coated nanofibrous membranes: cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions.

@article{Kang2016EndothelialMO,
  title={Endothelial monolayers on collagen-coated nanofibrous membranes: cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions.},
  author={Donggu Kang and Jeong Hwa Kim and Young Hun Jeong and Jong-Young Kwak and Sik Yoon and Songwan Jin},
  journal={Biofabrication},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={025008}
}
Endothelial cells (ECs) form a monolayer lining over the entire vascular wall and play an important role in maintaining vascular homeostasis and cancer metastasis. Loss of proper endothelial function can lead to vascular diseases. Therefore, the endothelial monolayer is particularly important in tissue regeneration and mimicking vascular tissue in vitro. Numerous studies have described the effects of ECs on nanofibers made from a variety of synthetic polymer materials designed to mimic the… CONTINUE READING