Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.

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  • n. a cell found in connective tissue that produces fibers, such as collagen

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the cells which give rise to connective tissue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cell from which connective tissue develops

Etymologies

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fibro- + -blast

Examples

  • By growing varicella virus in fibroblast cells it became less and less able to grow in human cells that lined the back of the throat or skin.

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  • A-- a good example of this might be to take a skin cell, which would be called a fibroblast, and grow it in culture and give it the regulation that's required to make it into a nerve cell.

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  • Technically, one of these cells is only called a fibroblast while the tissue is developing.

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  • In a study appearing in the May print issue of The Journal of Urology, lead author David Hains, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, found that these models were missing a protein known as fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (Fgfr2) in their kidney tissue.

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  • In their approach, a selection marker is introduced into MC16 in a mouse primary fibroblast, which is then processed into 'microcells', each of which contains, on average, a single chromosome string fused to a special 'X' cell.

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  • The scientists used a cell type called a fibroblast, found in the connective tissue and easily collected from skin biopsies, because they knew that mature, differentiated cells such fibroblasts could be made pluripotent by activating particular genes.

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  • The researchers specifically found that in contrast to other dog breeds, all short-legged dog breeds have an extra copy of the gene that codes for a growth-promoting protein called fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF4).

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  • In the current study, the team at WPI and CellThera turned on the existing, yet dormant, stem cell genes OCT4, SOX2 and NANOG already in the skin cells by lowering the amount of atmospheric oxygen the cells were exposed to, and by adding a protein called fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) to the culture medium.

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  • Specifically, the researchers found that in contrast to other dog breeds, all short-legged dog breeds have an extra copy of the gene that codes for a growth-promoting protein called fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF4).

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  • Fgfs function through a set of tyrosine kinase receptor (RTKs) known as the fibroblast growth factor receptors (FgfRs), for which four members have been identified in vertebrates

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