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Advantages of human umbilical vein scaffolds derived from cesarean section vs. vaginal delivery for vascular tissue engineering.

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Hoenicka, Markus ; Jacobs, Volker R. ; Huber, Georgine ; Schmid, Franz-Xaver ; Birnbaum, Dietrich E.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Jul 2010 15:22


The current study investigated whether the mode of delivery and the mode of sample collection affect the functional properties of umbilical veins as scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering purposes. Human umbilical vein (HUV) from planned cesarean-sections (PCS) showed a 1.7-fold higher maximum contraction with potassium chloride compared to spontaneous vaginal deliveries (VDs, p=0.029). The ...


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