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Fibroblast

Definition

noun, plural: fibroblasts

Cell of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibers (e.g. collagens, reticular and elastic fibers) and other ground substance in order to maintain the extracellular matrix (especially during wound healing or tissue repair), and to provide a structural framework for many tissues.


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They occur in various shapes, such as stellate, fusiform, and spindle-shaped.


Related forms: fibroblastic (adjective).
Related terms: fibroblast growth factors, fibroblast interferon.

See also: collagen.


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Please help me identify this cell

... I want to guess from the histology books I looked over that it is a fibrocyte. I was told that the darker purple circles in the picture are fibroblast nuclei. I don't need to know this for the class, I'm just curious. http://www60.zippyshare.com/i/58383930/18/Areolar%20Tissue%20-%20fibrocyte%20maybe%201000x.jpg

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by Marauder21
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:01 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please help me identify this cell
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Collagen formation by fibroblast

I want to observe and take good pictures of collagen produced by fibroblast (L929) under the microscope. Can anyone help me with the protocol. what can I do to stain collagen and observe them? Thank you...

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by Yeditepe
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Collagen formation by fibroblast
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Views: 3542

Anyone thought about reprogram fibroblast to liver cells?

Maybe can use those core transcriptional regulators that expressed in liver cells? say overexpession of 10 factors together in liver stem cell culture medium?

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by reprogramming
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Anyone thought about reprogram fibroblast to liver cells?
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Views: 1266

Re: cell cloning by limiting dilution

... Friend, As I am awair that you have very good hands-on experience of cell cloning by limiting dilution. I have first time planned to clone mouse fibroblast cells by this method. I need you expert guidance. Please send me the protocol for this. And your critical suggessions. Waiting for your reply. ...

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by anubt22
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:02 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell cloning by limiting dilution
Replies: 4
Views: 9095

Limiting dilutions of fibroblast cells

Dear Friends, If anybody have experiance on limiting dilution of adherent cell lines. please explain the detail procedure/protocal. Thanks

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by anubt22
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:11 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limiting dilutions of fibroblast cells
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Views: 771
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