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Modeling of Endothelial Cell Adhesion Dynamics Modulated by Molecular Engineering

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Adrian M. Kopacz, Brandon J. Tefft, Shu Q. Liu, Wing K. Liu

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Paper No. NEMB2010-13269, pp. 313-314; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/NEMB2010-13269
From:
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Houston, Texas, USA, February 7–10, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME Nanotechnology Council
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4392-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3866-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Vascular thrombosis, intimal hyperplasia, and atherosclerosis are common disorders affecting a very large portion of the human population. A potential reduction in these disorders will elicit a significant impact. It has been shown that endothelial cells play a critical role in protecting blood vessels against the formation of thrombosis and atherosclerosis. Hence, a successful endothelial cell lining of arterial constructs will prevent intimal hyperplasia in reconstructed arteries. However, in practice endothelial cells often detach from reconstructed arteries due to weak adhesion strength, hindering the effectiveness of endothelial cell lining.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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