Restoring the endothelium of cryopreserved arterial grafts: co-culture of venous and arterial endothelial cells.

@article{Pascual2004RestoringTE,
  title={Restoring the endothelium of cryopreserved arterial grafts: co-culture of venous and arterial endothelial cells.},
  author={Gemma Pascual and Cristina Escudero and Marta Salda{\~n}a Rodr{\'i}guez and Celia Corrales and Natalia Serrano and Juan Manuel Bell{\'o}n and Julia Buj{\'a}n},
  journal={Cryobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={272-85}
}
The use of arterial homografts in clinical practice is becoming increasingly common, yet there is an urgent need to address one of the most well-established problems associated with their use: the loss of integrity of the endothelium following cryopreservation. The partial lack of endothelium causes contact between the extracellular matrix and blood flow, which, in turn, often gives rise to thrombosis and/or restenosis. Our objective was first to attempt to replace the arterial endothelial… CONTINUE READING