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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. [ MESH:D005347 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibroblast http://openisbn.com/search.php?q=0517223651&isbn=1/ MESH:A11.329.228 ]

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database cross reference
  • FMA:63877
  • BTO:0000452
  • VHOG:0001482
  • CALOHA:TS-0362
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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.