Modulation of material properties of a decellularized myocardial matrix scaffold.

@article{Singelyn2011ModulationOM,
  title={Modulation of material properties of a decellularized myocardial matrix scaffold.},
  author={Jennifer M. Singelyn and Karen L Christman},
  journal={Macromolecular bioscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={731-8}
}
Injectable materials offer the potential for minimally invasive therapy for myocardial infarction (MI), either as an acellular scaffold or as a cell delivery vehicle. A recently developed myocardial matrix hydrogel, derived from decellularized porcine ventricular tissue, has the potential to aid in cardiac repair following an MI. Herein, we set out to study the effects of cross-linking on the cardiac hydrogel stiffness, degradation properties, cellular migration, and catheter injectability in… CONTINUE READING