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an immature fiber-producing cell of connective tissue capable of differentiating into a chondroblast, collagenoblast, or osteoblast. Called also fibrocyte. adj., adj fibroblas´tic.
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Older term applied to an inactive fibroblast.
[fibro- + G. kytos, cell]
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Pirfenidone inhibits fibrocyte accumulation in the lungs in bleomycin-induced murine pulmonary fibrosis.
Treatment with 10% Bene oil gel increased fibroblast and fibrocytes counts compared with the control and base gel group but these differences were not significant.
In comparison of A1, B1 and C1 all discs in group A and most of the disc (eight) in group C showed normal lamellar and wavy pattern of collagen / proteoglycan with abundant distribution of fibrocytes and chondrocytes in normal scattered manner as shown in Figure 1.
Interleukin-25/interleukin-33/thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (Il-17rb + St2l + Tslpr +) Fibrocyte Axis May Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Allergic Airway Diseases by Mediating Abnormal Epithelial-Mesenchymal Crosstalk
Fibrogenic mediators in ALI may also represent useful biomarkers and include type III procollagen, myofibroblasts, fibrocytes, and proteoglycans (PGs; Table 3).
Immunohistochemistry was used to quantitate monocytes/macrophages, T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes, and fibrocytes. Briefly, sections were blocked for 4 hours in PBS containing 10% donkey serum and 1% BSA (both from Sigma-Aldrich, St.
Gomer, "Distinct Fcgamma receptors mediate the effect of serum amyloid p on neutrophil adhesion and fibrocyte differentiation," Journal of Immunology, vol.
The peripheral blood fibrocyte is a potent antigenpresenting cell capable of priming naive T cells in situ.
In vitro experiments suggested that fibrocytes differentiated from monocytes.[sup][40] In this monocyte to fibrocyte differentiation, monocytes first differentiate into M1 macrophages, the latter become M2 macrophages, and finally M2 macrophages give rise to fibrocytes.
Mattoli, "The role of the fibrocyte, a bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor, in reactive and reparative fibroses," Laboratory Investigation, vol.
Vannella et al., "New concepts of IL-10-induced lung fibrosis: fibrocyte recruitment and M2 activation in a CCL2/CCR2 axis," American Journal of Physiology, vol.
In the STV, a strong staining reaction for LaminB1 was detected in the basal cells, which constitute an extensive gap junctional communication with strial intermediate cells and with fibrocytes in the spiral ligament [21].