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A stellate connective tissue cell found in fibrous tissue. Also known as a fibrocyte.



the basic cellular unit of connective tissue in man and other vertebrates. Fibroblasts produce fibers and the ground substance of connective tissue. They are converted to fibrocytes as a result of differentiation.

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Xu J: Preliminary survival studies on autologous cultured skin fibroblasts transplantation by injection.
gingivalis LPS at a concentration of 10 [micro]g/mL, gingival fibroblasts produced a significantly increased level of TGF-[beta] when compared to control (Figure 1).
The previous study ( in vivo study) conducted by our group demonstrated the isolation of fibroblasts from the uterosacral ligament tissues of POP and non-POP (NPOP) patients by laser capture microdissection.
Passage 3 fibroblasts began to adhere after seeding for 2 h.
However, unexpectedly, it has been recently observed that MUC1 mucin was expressed by normal human skin fibroblasts, which were assumed as negative control during authors' experiments [6].
The researchers transplanted the cardiac fibroblasts isolated from the region of calcification under the skin of healthy mice and observed soft-tissue calcification similar to that seen in the donor mice.
NBDS fibroblast cells, isolated from healthy hair follicles, are a rich source of fibroblasts unique in their high-level expression of the necessary proteins, such as Type I collagen, required to jump-start the stalled healing cycle.
Objective: To determine the effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 on cognitive function in neonatal rats with hypoxic- ischaemic brain injury.
Normal fibroblasts form a meshwork of fibronectin that helps support cells.
Primary lung fibroblasts were harvested from these animals and cultured in DMEM supplemented with 10% FBS and 1% antibiotic-antimycotic solution (Cellgro, Manassas, VA) as previously described [31, 32].

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