Generation of a vascular niche for studying stem cell homeostasis.


Emerging evidence indicates that endothelial cells (ECs) not only form the passive building blocks of blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients, but also instructively participate in organ regeneration and tumorigenesis by producing tissue-specific angiocrine factors. Due to a lack of unbiased, functional angiogenic models, the role of ECs in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-943-3_18