Smooth muscle tissue engineering for hybrid tubular organs: scanning electron microscopic investigations of cell interactions with collagen scaffolds.

@article{Kofler2009SmoothMT,
  title={Smooth muscle tissue engineering for hybrid tubular organs: scanning electron microscopic investigations of cell interactions with collagen scaffolds.},
  author={Kristina Kofler and Gerd Leitinger and Michael Kristler and Amulya K Saxena},
  journal={Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={321-4}
}
Tissue engineering of transplantable tubular tissue necessitates a composite approach to assembling the individual components. In the engineering of tubular structures (gastrointestinal, urogenital and vascular tissues) there is a demand for smooth muscle tissue in addition to the primary organ-specific tissue. This study aims to investigate the interaction of smooth muscle cells on bovine collagen scaffolds cross-linked with glutaraldehyde under in vitro conditions, using scanning electron… CONTINUE READING