Protein adsorption in glutaraldehyde-preserved bovine pericardium and porcine valve tissues.

BACKGROUND Proteins adsorbed by bioprosthetic tissues after implantation play a major role in the process of calcification. We investigated whether there are differences in protein adsorption between bovine pericardial and porcine valvular tissues that could correlate with the differences observed clinically. METHODS Glutaraldehyde-treated bovine… (More)