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Calcification of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Imaging of Aortic Calcification and Inflammation
 

Calcification of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Imaging of Aortic Calcification and Inflammation

Article doi: 10.3791/54017
May 31st, 2016

Summary May 31st, 2016

Vascular calcification is an important predictor of and contributor to human cardiovascular disease. This protocol describes methods for inducing calcification of cultured primary vascular smooth muscle cells and for quantifying calcification and macrophage burden in animal aortas using near-infrared fluorescence imaging.

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