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fibrocyte

(ˈfaɪbrəˌsaɪt)
n
an inactive fibroblast
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observed in the placentas of pregnant women with hypertension characteristic lesions in the arterioles of the villous stems, represented by hyperplasia of the muscular layer and great thickening of the subendothelial connective tissue, with proliferation and fibrocyte invasion by leukocytes, which determines progressive obstruction of the vessel lumens.
Crystalline Silica Promotes Rat Fibrocyte Differentiation in Vitro, and Fibrocytes Participate in Silicosis in Vivo.
The crucial role of the antifibrotic effects of pirfenidone was also investigated in a murine bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis model focusing for the first time on fibrocyte accumulation related to CC-chemokine ligand (CCL)-2 production.
[3.] Cox N, Pilling D, Gomer RH (2012) NaCl potentiates human fibrocyte differentiation.
Charbeneau et al., "Cysteinyl leukotrienes are autocrine and paracrine regulators of fibrocyte function," Journal of Immunology, vol.
Neujahr et al., "Aging promotes pro-fibrotic matrix production and increases fibrocyte recruitment during acute lung injury," Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, vol.
The intima responds to local blood flow and changes of vascular wall tension through hyperplasia and fibrocyte hypertrophy.
This dual purpose is achieved by the segmented structure of the spine, vertebral bodies and their intervertebral discs.1 The disc transmit load and provide flexibility to the spine, owing to its extra cellular matrix, colla- gen and proteoglycans.2 People whose work involves repeated bending and lifting have a 300% 600% increased risk of lumbar disc herniation.3 The disc is an avascular structure composed of an extra cellular matrix embedded with chondrocytes and fibrocyte like cells.
The incidence of benign prostatis hyperplasia (BPH) increases with age; it affects 50% of men in their 60s.[sup.1] Additionally, about 28% of men over 70 years old have moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).[sup.2,3] Bladder out-flow obstruction (BOO) is found in 60% of symptomatic patients, and in 52% of asymptomatic patients.[sup.4,5] Previous studies have demonstrated that BOO causes smooth muscle hypertrophy, fibrocyte hyperplasia and collagen deposition in the bladder wall.[sup.6,7]
Study Selection: We had done a literature search using the following terms 'allergic airway disease OR asthma OR allergic rhinitis OR chronic sinusitis AND IL-25 OR IL-33 OR thymic stromal lymphopoietin OR fibrocyte'.