Engineered living blood vessels: functional endothelia generated from human umbilical cord-derived progenitors.

@article{Schmidt2006EngineeredLB,
  title={Engineered living blood vessels: functional endothelia generated from human umbilical cord-derived progenitors.},
  author={Doerthe Schmidt and Lars M. Asmis and Bernhard Odermatt and Jens Kelm and Christian Breymann and Matthias G{\"o}ssi and Michele Genoni and Gregor Zund and Simon P Hoerstrup},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={1465-71; discussion 1471}
}
BACKGROUND Tissue-engineered living blood vessels (TEBV) with growth capacity represent a promising new option for the repair of congenital malformations. We investigate the functionality of TEBV with endothelia generated from human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells. METHODS Tissue-engineered living blood vessels were generated… CONTINUE READING