3. Materials and Methods: Cell culture

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In order to study the changes in tissue optical properties caused by smooth muscle cell (SMC) remodeling of an extracellular matrix, we created slab shaped artificial tissue samples. Our cell culture methods are illustrated in Fig. 1 below and summarized as follows:


Fig. 1: Cell culture methods. A collagen matrix is incubated with smooth muscle cells and mounted on a microscope slide


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