Some Papers on Formation of Blood Vessels

On October 9th we talked about whether there is really a fundamental difference between the formation of blood vessels in embryonic development and vascularization of tissues in later life, and how tubes can form either by folding of sheets of tissue, or hollowing out of solid rods.

The following papers weren't discussed in class, but you may find them interesting:

Rossitti and Löfgren (1993). Optimality principles and flow orderliness at the branching points of cerebral arteries. Stroke 24(7):1029-32. doi: 10.1161/01.str.24.7.1029.

Jackson et al. (2002). Wall tissue remodeling regulates longitudinal tension in arteries. Circ Res. 90(8):918-25. doi: 10.1161/

Hughes (2015). Optimality, Cost Minimization and the Design of Arterial Networks. Artery Res. 2015 Jun;10:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.artres.2015.01.001.