Hyaluronic Acid hydrogels support cord-like structures from endothelial colony-forming cells.

@article{Yee2011HyaluronicAH,
  title={Hyaluronic Acid hydrogels support cord-like structures from endothelial colony-forming cells.},
  author={Derek Yee and Donny Hanjaya-Putra and Vivek Bose and Eli Luong and Sharon Gerecht},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 9-10},
  pages={1351-61}
}
The generation of functional vascular networks has the potential to improve treatment for vascular diseases and to facilitate successful organ transplantation. Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) have robust proliferative potential and can form vascular networks in vivo. ECFCs are recruited from a bone marrow niche to the site of vascularization, where cues from the extracellular matrix instigate vascular morphogenesis. Although this process has been elucidated using natural matrix, little… CONTINUE READING