Tissue Engineering of the Intestine

Authored by: James C.Y. Dunn , Benjamin M. Wu

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120041906

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Abstract

The intestine is a complex organ that integrates the functions of many types of cells and tissues. Current attempts to regenerate the intestine have yielded promising results. This entry reviews the state of the art and contains a discussion on the challenges ahead.

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