Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast summarizes the most recent findings concerning the biology of the myofibroblast, a cell involved in the evolution and contraction of granulation tissue and of fibrotic changes. This recent work shows that the myofibroblast is responsible for the development of pathological situations such as hypertrophic scars, pulmonary and renal fibrosis and bronchial asthma.Based on the concept, that EMT fibrosis and angiogenesis may be part of the same process of peritoneal membrane failure, another ... Thus, this drug may also have a potential therapeutic use for preventing peritoneal vessel expansion and ultrafiltration failure. ... as long as initiating stimuli persist, and may contribute to PD-induced fibrosis and angiogenesis and peritoneal membrane failure (Fig. 6 ).
|Title||:||Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast|
|Author||:||Christine Chaponnier, Alexis Desmoulière, Giulio Gabbiani|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-02-26|