Engineering Three-Dimensional Cardiac Microtissues for Potential Drug Screening Applications

ISSN: 1875-533X (Online)
ISSN: 0929-8673 (Print)


Volume 21, 38 Issues, 2014


Download PDF Flyer




Current Medicinal Chemistry

Aims & ScopeAbstracted/Indexed in

Ranking and Category:
  • 9th of 58 in Chemistry & Medicinal
  • 49th of 254 in Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • 96th of 291 in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Submit Abstracts Online Submit Manuscripts Online

Editor-in-Chief:
Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK


View Full Editorial Board

Subscribe Purchase Articles Order Reprints

Current: 3.715
5 - Year: 4.239

Engineering Three-Dimensional Cardiac Microtissues for Potential Drug Screening Applications

Author(s): L. Wang, G. Huang, B. Sha, S. Wang, Y.L. Han, J. Wu, Y. Li, Y. Du, T.J. Lu and F. Xu

Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China 710049.

Abstract

Heart disease is one of the major global health issues. Despite rapid advances in cardiac tissue engineering, limited successful strategies have been achieved to cure cardiovascular diseases. This situation is mainly due to poor understanding of the mechanism of diverse heart diseases and unavailability of effective in vitro heart tissue models for cardiovascular drug screening. With the development of microengineering technologies, three-dimensional (3D) cardiac microtissue (CMT) models, mimicking 3D architectural microenvironment of native heart tissues, have been developed. The engineered 3D CMT models hold greater potential to be used for assessing effective drugs candidates than traditional twodimensional cardiomyocyte culture models. This review discusses the development of 3D CMT models and highlights their potential applications for high-throughput screening of cardiovascular drug candidates.

Keywords: Bioprinting, cardiac microtissues, cell encapsulation, cell microenvironment, drug screening, high throughput, hydrogels, stem cells, three dimensional, tissue engineering.

Purchase Online Order Reprints Order Eprints Rights and Permissions

  
  



Article Details

Volume: 21
Issue Number: 22
First Page: 2497
Last Page: 2509
Page Count: 13
DOI: 10.2174/0929867321666131212152408
Advertisement

Related Journals




Webmaster Contact: urooj@benthamscience.org Copyright © 2014 Bentham Science