Definitions

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  • n. A cell that is intermediate between a fibroblast and smooth muscle

Etymologies

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myo- +‎ fibroblast

Examples

  • TITLE: Epimorphin deletion protects mice from inflammation-induced colon carcinogenesis and alters stem cell niche myofibroblast secretion

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  • Curcumin improves sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 -/- mice by inhibition of cholangiocyte inflammatory response and portal myofibroblast proliferation Curcumin, one of the principal

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  • Taken together, these data suggest that "Notch1 signaling in response to FIZZ1 may play a significant role in myofibroblast differentiation during lung fibrosis."

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  • Liu et al hypothesized that Notch1, which regulates cell fate in numerous cell types, plays a role in FIZZ1-mediated myofibroblast differentiation.

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  • The ability of MSC to travel to solid tumors after intravenous administration and their ability to develop myofibroblast-like characteristics under defined culture conditions

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  • Untergasser G, Gander R, Lilg C, Lepperdinger G, Plas E, et al. (2005) Profiling molecular targets of TGF-β1 in prostate fibroblast-to - myofibroblast transdifferentiation.

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  • The third characteristic of TAF is the expression of myofibroblast-like cell markers, including α-SMA, desmin and another marker of neo-microvascularization, VEGF.

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  • The third characteristic is the expression of typical myofibroblast-associated proteins.

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  • Jeon ES, Moon HJ, Lee MJ, Song HY, Kim YM, et al. (2008) Cancer-derived lysophosphatidic acid stimulates differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells to myofibroblast-like cells.

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  • It is also well established that the central effector cell in the development of lung fibrosis is the myofibroblast.

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