Polymers for induction of revascularization in the rat fascial flap: application of vascular endothelial growth factor and pancreatic islet cells.

@article{Linn2003PolymersFI,
  title={Polymers for induction of revascularization in the rat fascial flap: application of vascular endothelial growth factor and pancreatic islet cells.},
  author={Thomas Linn and Doris Erb and Darius Schneider and Andr{\'e} Kidszun and Ayşe Eser Elçin and Reinhard Georg Bretzel and Yaşar Murat Elçin},
  journal={Cell transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={769-78}
}
One of the major obstacles in transplanting avascular tissue or metabolically active cells for ischemic diseases is the loss of transplanted cells due to lack of oxygen and nutrients in the early posttransplantation period. Biodegradable polymeric tissue engineering scaffolds and hydrogels have a potential to incorporate cells or cellular organoids such as islets of Langerhans and growth factors. In this study, we tested the efficiency of two types of polymeric materials to carry recombinant… CONTINUE READING