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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Hoenicka, M; Lehle, K; Jacobs, VR; Schmid, FX; Birnbaum, DE 
Title:
Properties of the human umbilical vein as a living scaffold for a tissue-engineered vessel graft. 
Abstract:
Umbilical cords are usually discarded after delivery, even though they contain a set of functional vessels. We investigated whether the human umbilical vein (HUV) is suitable as a storable scaffold for the tissue engineering of small-caliber vessel grafts. Isolated HUVs were cryopreserved by freezing or vitrification. The reaction of the vessels to vasoactive compounds and the mechanical properties were determined in an organ bath. Mitochondrial metabolism, release of antithrombotic compounds, a...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Tissue Eng 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
13 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
219-29 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1076-3279 
TUM Institution:
Frauenklinik und Poliklinik