Surface engineering of cardiovascular stent with endothelial cell selectivity for in vivo re-endothelialisation.

@article{Wei2013SurfaceEO,
  title={Surface engineering of cardiovascular stent with endothelial cell selectivity for in vivo re-endothelialisation.},
  author={Yu Jie Wei and Ying Ji and Lin-Lin Xiao and Quankui Lin and Jian-ping Xu and Kefeng Ren and Jian Ji},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={2588-99}
}
The in vivo endothelialisation of materials provides a promising strategy for the rapid re-endothelialisation of a cardiovascular implantation. Although many studies have focused on improving the rapid endothelialisation through the immobilisation of bioactive molecules, it should be noted that the endothelial cells (ECs) will compete with other cell types in vivo. Thus, the efforts to partially enhance the EC growth without considering the cell competition might be misleading and meaningless… CONTINUE READING