Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.4032/9789814267861
Title: Controlling a cellular niche in scaffold designs for epithelial tissue engineering
Authors: Yue, Z.
Lou, Y.-R.
Rahim, N.A.A.
Yu, H. 
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2012
Citation: Yue, Z.,Lou, Y.-R.,Rahim, N.A.A.,Yu, H. (2012-01-31). Controlling a cellular niche in scaffold designs for epithelial tissue engineering. Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine : 455-481. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.4032/9789814267861
Abstract: Epithelial tissues have sophisticated spatially and temporally defined biochemical and structural features, which are the prerequisites for functioning tissues. These include extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and growth factors, both in terms of presence as well as presentation, topographical cues that direct polarity, mechanical properties of the underlying substratum, which regulate the interplay between cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, and fluidic effects that govern mass transfer as well as applied physical stresses. Focus has been placed on quantitatively defining and controlling the microenvironmental cues to regulate the functional and structural features of epithelial tissue constructs. These requirements present special challenges to the engineering of innovative scaffolds for tissue engineering. Over the past decades, significant inroads have been made into tackling these challenges, and improvements in the field present a trend and a path to more innovative engineering efforts. The ultimate goal is to converge at an approach that drastically improves the performance of such constructs in liver, kidney, intestine, esophagus, and lung tissue engineering applications that facilitate tissue repair. © 2012 Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/117311
ISBN: 9789814267854
DOI: 10.4032/9789814267861
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