Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast

hirty-four years after the first description of the myofibroblast, the number of publications concerning this cell is very impressive and Tcontinuously expanding, and the work on the myofibroblast involves many laboratories throughout the world. The myofibroblast has been implicated in developmental...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Chaponnier, Christine (Editor), Desmoulière, Alexis (Editor), Gabbiani, Giulio (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2006, 2006
Edition:1st ed. 2006
Series:Biotechnology Intelligence Unit
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Cytomechanics in Connective Tissue Repair and Engineering
  • Scleroderma Lung Fibroblasts
  • Functional Assessment of Fibroblast Heterogeneity by the Cell-Surface Glycoprotein Thy-1
  • Tissue Repair in Asthma
  • Experimental Models to Study the Origin and Role of Myofibroblasts in Renal Fibrosis
  • Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition of Mesothelial Cells as a Mechanism Responsible for Peritoneal Membrane Failure in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
  • FIZZy Alveolar Epithelial Cells Induce Myofibroblast Differentiation
  • Pro-Invasive Molecular Cross-Signaling between Cancer Cells and Myofibroblasts
  • Proangiogenic Implications of Hepatic Stellate Cell Transdifferentiation into Myofibroblasts Induced by Tumor Microenvironment
  • Matrix Metalloproteinases, Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinase and Matrix Turnover and the Fate of Hepatic Stellate Cells
  • Innate Immune Regulation of Lung Injury and Repair
  • An Eye on Repair