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    Atheroprone sites of coronary artery bifurcation: Effect of heart motion on hemodynamics-dependent monocytes deposition

    , Article Computers in Biology and Medicine ; Volume 133 , 2021 ; 00104825 (ISSN) Biglarian, M ; Firoozabadi, B ; Saidi, M. S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    Atherosclerosis as a common cardiovascular disease is a result of both adverse hemodynamics conditions and monocyte deposition within coronary arteries. It is known that the adhesion of monocytes on the arterial wall and their interaction with the vascular surface are one of the main parameters in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. In this work, hemodynamic parameters and monocyte deposition have been investigated in a 3D computational model of the Left Anterior Descending coronary artery (LAD) and its first diagonal branch (D1) under the heart motion. A one-way Lagrangian approach is performed to trace the monocyte particles under different blood flow regimes and heart motion... 

    A foreign body response-on-a-chip platform

    , Article Advanced Healthcare Materials ; Volume 8, Issue 4 , 2019 ; 21922640 (ISSN) Sharifi, F ; Htwe, S. S ; Righi, M ; Liu, H ; Pietralunga, A ; Yesil Celiktas, O ; Maharjan, S ; Cha, B. H ; Shin, S. R ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Vrana, N. E ; Ghaemmaghami, A. M ; Khademhosseini, A ; Zhang, Y. S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley-VCH Verlag  2019
    Abstract
    Understanding the foreign body response (FBR) and desiging strategies to modulate such a response represent a grand challenge for implant devices and biomaterials. Here, the development of a microfluidic platform is reported, i.e., the FBR-on-a-chip (FBROC) for modeling the cascade of events during immune cell response to implants. The platform models the native implant microenvironment where the implants are interfaced directly with surrounding tissues, as well as vasculature with circulating immune cells. The study demonstrates that the release of cytokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) from the extracellular matrix (ECM)-like hydrogels in the bottom tissue chamber...