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fi·bro·blast

 (fī′brə-blăst′)
n.
A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.

fi′bro·blas′tic adj.

fibroblast

(ˈfaɪbrəʊˌblæst)
n
(Physiology) a cell in connective tissue that synthesizes collagen
ˌfibroˈblastic adj

fi•bro•blast

(ˈfaɪ brəˌblæst)

n.
a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers.
[1875–80]
fi`bro•blas′tic, adj.
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Noun1.fibroblast - a cell from which connective tissue develops
embryonic cell, formative cell - a cell of an embryo
Translations

fi·bro·blast

n. fibroblasto, células de soporte de las que proviene el tejido conectivo.
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Our findings here serve as a proof of concept that human fibroblasts can be reprogrammed successfully into beating heart cells.
The article, entitled "Programming Fibroblasts into Bipotential Hepatic Stem Cells by Defined Factors" is available in the July online Cell Stem Cell journal.
Under normal circumstances, fibroblasts help maintain the structural integrity of connective tissue, and they play a critical role in wound healing and collagen production.
The cells thus derived are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and are typically made from fibroblasts from skin.
In this study, we aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of intradermal injections of autologous fibroblasts for the treatment of acne scars.
The technology described in the patent comprises differentiating human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) into chondrocyte-like cells in vivo, which is accomplished by delivering HDFs to the spinal disc of an individual without the need for any clinical manipulation.
Methods: Fibroblasts were cultured using tissue specimens that were harvested from the uterosacral ligaments of POP and non-POP (NPOP) patients (n = 10 for each group) from September 2016 to December 2016.
Therefore, our experiment was designed to determine whether the granulation tissue-derived fibroblasts show osteogenic activity when induced with fibronectin, and to determine their possible dose-dependent relationship in the proliferation of fibroblasts and osteogenesis.
Using this method and subsequent nuclear transfer (NT), homozygous [alpha]GT KO pigs were produced from fetal fibroblasts [11].
However, the presence of MUC1 in human skin fibroblasts has been recently unexpectedly revealed.

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