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fibroblast

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A connective tissue cell which secretes an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules. Flattened and irregular in outline with branching processes; appear fusiform or spindle-shaped. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0517223651 MESH:A11.329.228 MESH:D005347 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibroblast ]

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These cells may be vimentin-positive, fibronectin-positive, fsp1-positive, MMP-1-positive, collagen I-positive, collagen III-positive, and alpha-SMA-negative.