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  • n. Plural form of myofibroblast.


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  • It has long been known that specialized connecting tissue cells, so-called myofibroblasts, wander in and pull the wound together.


  • During tissue repair, specialized cells called myofibroblasts migrate to the wound where they generate the adhesive and tensile forces required for wound closure.

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  • During tissue repair, the study says, specialised cells called myofibroblasts travel to the wound to generate connective tissue to cause healing.

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  • Most of the fibrogenic cells in the liver are a-smooth muscle actin-expressing myofibroblasts and most are derived from the transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells.

    Basic Biliary Atresia Research

  • Intranodal palisaded myofibroblastoma (IPM) is a benign mesenchymal neoplasm originating from smooth muscle cells and myofibroblasts.

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  • The number of stromal myofibroblasts was lower than that seen in the suture group at 3 months postsurgery.

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  • Tsujino T, Seshimo I, Yamamoto H, Ngan CY, Ezumi K, et al. (2007) Stromal myofibroblasts predict disease recurrence for colorectal cancer.

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  • (MSC), like other bone marrow-resident cells, have the capacity to differentiate within the tumor microenvironment into fibroblastic-like cells that have been variably referred to as; myofibroblasts, tumor-associated (myo) fibroblasts (TAF), carcinoma-associated fibroblasts

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  • LaRue AC, Drake CJ (2006) Hematopoietic origin of fibroblasts / myofibroblasts: Its pathophysiologic implications.

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  • Reiteration of the diverse phenotype of the TAF is necessary; TAF can be matrix-synthesizing or matrix-degrading cells, they can be contractile cells (myofibroblasts), circulating precursor cells (fibrocytes), or blood vessel-associated pericytes

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