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Stem Cells International
Volume 2017, Article ID 6848271, 10 pages
Research Article

Thymosin β4 Improves Differentiation and Vascularization of EHTs

1I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany
2German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner Site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany
3Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
4Institut für Experimentelle Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
5Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
6Department of Cardiac Surgery, Reference and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy (RTC), University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
7German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner Site Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck, Hamburg, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Christian Kupatt; ed.mut@ttapuk.naitsirhc

Received 23 September 2016; Accepted 7 November 2016; Published 16 January 2017

Academic Editor: Arnon Blum

Copyright © 2017 Tilman Ziegler et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In vivo fluorescence microscopy of EHT grafts implantet into skinfold chambers after injection of FITC-dextran highlights the perfusion and thus functionality of vessels within the EHT grafts.

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