The human umbilical vein with Wharton's jelly as an allogeneic, acellular construct for vocal fold restoration.

Abstract

This study investigated the potential of the decellularized human umbilical vein (HUV) as an allogeneic, acellular extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold for engineering the vocal fold lamina propria in vitro. HUV specimens with Wharton's jelly on the abluminal surface were uniformly dissected from native umbilical cords using an automated procedure and… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2009.0064

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