Angiogenesis in hydrogel biomaterials


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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Our ever-improving understanding of the cellular and molecular processes involved in angiogenesis enables increasingly sophisticated design of pro-angiogenic biomaterials. More complex interactions may be required for formation of optimally functional vasculature. Engineered microvasculature in hydrogel biomaterials may also have far-reaching impacts on the development of optimised culture systems for a variety of stem cells. In vivo, many stem cell niches are closely associated with microvasculature, and these associations have been shown to be critical to the maintenance of stem cells in the niche microenvironment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nsiah, BA; Moore, EM; Roudsari, LC; Virdone, NK; West, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications

Start / End Page

  • 189 - 203

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781782421054

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-1-78242-105-4.00008-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus