Research Article

Potential of Newborn and Adult Stem Cells for the Production of Vascular Constructs Using the Living Tissue Sheet Approach

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BMSCs-derived media present higher mechanical resistance than SMCs-derived media. Ultimate tensile stress (a) and elastic modulus (b) were determined by uniaxial tensile testing. A representative stress-strain curve is shown in (c). Burst pressure was evaluated on whole tissue-engineered vessels (d).