Engineering of the microenvironment to accelerate vascular regeneration.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Blood vessels are crucial for tissue development, functionality, and homeostasis and are typically a determinant in the progression of healing and regeneration. The tissue microenvironment provides physicochemical cues that affect cellular function, and the study of the microenvironment can be accelerated by the engineering of approaches capable of mimicking various aspects of the microenvironment. In this review, we introduce the major components of the vascular niche and focus on the roles of oxygen and the extracellular matrix (ECM). We demonstrate how vascular engineering approaches enhance our understanding of the microenvironment's impact on the vasculature towards vascular regeneration and describe the current limitations and future directions towards clinical utilization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chavez, T; Gerecht, S

Published Date

  • January 2023

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 47

PubMed ID

  • 36371337

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9742290

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-499X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-4914

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.molmed.2022.10.005


  • eng