In-depth evaluation of commercially available human vascular smooth muscle cells phenotype: Implications for vascular tissue engineering.


In vitro research on vascular tissue engineering has extensively used isolated primary human or animal smooth muscle cells (SMC). Research programs that lack such facilities tend towards commercially available primary cells sources. Here, we aim to evaluate the capacity of commercially available human SMC to maintain their contractile phenotype, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.04.004