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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a connective-tissue cell in man and other vertebrates, a fibroblast that has reached its final stage of differentiation and is incapable of further division.

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Anti-fibrotic efficacy of nintedanib in pulmonary fibrosis via the inhibition of fibrocyte activity.
Fourteen days after injury, the total lymphocyte and neutrophils counts decreased and the total fibrocytes count was higher in the Bene oil gel treated groups compared with the control and base gel groups but this these differences were not significant (Table 2).
It is concluded this study supports the view that lumbar disc herniation involved in degradation of collagens and proteoglycans with significance decrease of cells (fibrocytes / Chondrocytes) result in the formation or in growth of new blood vessels, this new vasularity represent the collateral pathways which serve not only as source of nutrients but also contribute in the healing process of discal tears.
Fibrocyte is an important effector cell that can mediate chronic airway inflammation and pathologic remodeling in AADs.
Recent studies have identified fibrocytes as having a primary role in collagen synthesis in tissue remodeling and inflammation [27].
In 2003, researchers determined that the fibrosis of NFD seemed to be mediated by cells arriving via the circulation--so called circulating fibrocytes (CF).
Many mechanisms are involved in age-related cardiac fibrosis, including TGF-[sz] unresponsiveness and fibrocyte infiltration.[sup][75] It was found that compared with younger individuals, aging mice had more circulating fibrocytes in the hearts.[sup][23],[28] This increase of fibrocytes is correlated with up-regulation of MCP-1, Th2 cytokines (IL-4, IL-13), thereby enhancing infiltration of monocytes and monocyte to fibrocyte differentiation.
Because of ethical problems associated with embryonic stem cells, we will focus on adult stem cell therapies, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), bone-marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs), and fibrocytes (Table 1).
The myocardium consists of apparently branching striated myocytes, supported by loosely arranged fibrocytes and collagen fibrils, and nerve processes, forming cavernous muscular trabeculae (Fig.
These SPs and irregularly-shaped cells in the stroma are identified as fibrocytes and fibroblasts as confirmed in the visualization of these cells in the hematoxylin and eosin staining based on its morphology.