What is fibroblast?

  • (noun): A cell from which connective tissue develops.

Fibroblast

A fibroblast is a type of cell that synthesizes the extracellular matrix and collagen, the structural framework (stroma) for animal tissues, and plays a critical role in wound healing. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in animals.

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Some articles on fibroblast:

Fibroblast - Secondary Actions
... Mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) are often used as "feeder cells" in human embryonic stem cell research ...
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 4
... Fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FGFR4 gene ... The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor receptor family, where amino acid sequence is highly conserved between members and ... portion of the protein interacts with fibroblast growth factors, setting in motion a cascade of downstream signals, ultimately influencing mitogenesis and differentiation ...
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 - Function
... The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) family, where amino acid sequence is highly conserved between members and throughout evolution ... The extracellular portion of the protein interacts with fibroblast growth factors, setting in motion a cascade of downstream signals, ultimately influencing mitogenesis and differentiation ... This particular family member binds both acidic and basic fibroblast growth factors and is involved in limb induction ...
FRS3
... GeneCards FRS3 Gene Gene Ontology Molecular function • fibroblast growth factor receptor binding • insulin receptor binding Cellular component • plasma ... The protein encoded by this gene is a substrate for the fibroblast growth factor receptor ...
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1
... Fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), also known as basic fibroblast growth factor receptor 1, fms-related tyrosine kinase-2 / Pfeiffer syndrome, and CD331, is a receptor tyrosine ...