Smooth muscle cell adhesion to tissue engineering scaffolds.

  title={Smooth muscle cell adhesion to tissue engineering scaffolds.},
  author={J. Nikolovski and D. Mooney},
  volume={21 20},
  • J. Nikolovski, D. Mooney
  • Published 2000
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Synthetic polyesters of lactic and glycolic acid, and the extracellular matrix molecule collagen are among the most widely-utilized scaffolding materials in tissue engineering. However, the mechanism of cell adhesion to these tissue engineering scaffolds has not been extensively studied. In this paper, the mechanism of adhesion of smooth muscle cells to these materials was investigated. Vitronectin was found to be the predominant matrix protein adsorbed from serum-containing medium onto… CONTINUE READING
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