Sequential enzymolysis of human aorta and resultant stress-strain behavior.

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The human aorta has five major components from which the aortic walls can be characterized: mucopolysaccharides, smooth muscle, collagen, micro-fibrilar glycoprotein (associated with the elastic fiber), and elastin. Enzymes were employed to remove four of the components sequentially without destroying the mechanical characteristics of the remaining… (More)

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@article{Hoffman1977SequentialEO, title={Sequential enzymolysis of human aorta and resultant stress-strain behavior.}, author={Allan S. Hoffman and Lucinda A. Grande and Jin Beom Park}, journal={Biomaterials, medical devices, and artificial organs}, year={1977}, volume={5 2}, pages={121-45} }