Vascular mimetic microfluidic systems for the study of endothelial activation and leukocyte recruitment in models of atherogenesis

R. Michael Gower, Scott Simon

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Abstract

Monocyte recruitment to inflamed endothelium is an early event in atherogenesis and occurs at focal regions where the average shear stress is on the order of one dyne/cm2. Applying soft lithography to fabricate microfluidic channels that assemble above a living endothelial monolayer grown in culture, we have produced a vascular mimetic system that enables detailed studies of the influence of inflammation, hydrodynamics, and dietary lipid on the expression and function of vascular adhesion molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHemodynamics and Mechanobiology of Endothelium
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages313-329
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789814280426
ISBN (Print)9789814280419
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Gower, R. M., & Simon, S. (2010). Vascular mimetic microfluidic systems for the study of endothelial activation and leukocyte recruitment in models of atherogenesis. In Hemodynamics and Mechanobiology of Endothelium (pp. 313-329). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814280426_0013