Flora Angeli

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The basement membrane, immune cells, capillaries, fibroblasts and extracellular matrix (ECM) constitute the tumour stroma, commonly referred to as the 'reactive stroma'. The fibroblasts from the initial stages of a tumour, as the main constituents of the reactive stroma, present a different phenotype from the normal fibroblasts and play a crucial role in(More)
AIM to identify biological interactions between proliferating fibroblasts and HeLa cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fibroblasts were isolated from both normal and tumour human tissues. Coverslip co-cultures of HeLa and fibroblasts in various ratios with medium replacement every 48 h were studied using fixed cell staining with dyes such as Giemsa and(More)
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