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In granulation tissue the myofibroblast, a specialized fibroblast characterized by cytoplasmic stress fibres with alpha smooth muscle actin (SMA), develops from mechano-tension between cells. In vitro the myofibroblast phenotype can be induced in the absence of obvious tension by plating human dermal fibroblasts at low density (LD). Upon reaching confluence(More)
The role for the metabolism of hyaluronic acid in the repair process is uncertain. Fetal dermal wounds do not heal by scarring and have sustained high levels of hyaluronic acid. In contrast, adult dermis is repaired by scarring and has less hyaluronic acid. Initially after injury, hyaluronic acid is elevated in both adult and fetal wounds, and although it(More)
Intestinal smooth muscle cells (SMC) produce the fibrotic tissue, strictures, that characterize Crohn's disease. These SMC change their phenotype from a contractile muscle form to an inflammation-responsive form that migrates and synthesizes a collagen matrix. It is postulated that the inflammatory responsive SMC form associates differently with its(More)
This paper assesses the current regulatory environment, relevant regulations and guidelines, and their impact on continuous manufacturing. It summarizes current regulatory experience and learning from both review and inspection perspectives. It outlines key regulatory aspects, including continuous manufacturing process description and control strategy in(More)
Fibroblasts were derived from dermis and scar of a 47-year-old white man with a recurrent incisional hernia as a result of fractured ribs. The scar was thin and stretched, suggesting a defect in the maturation of granulation tissue. After surgical repair, biopsy specimens of discarded scar and skin were used to generate fibroblast cell lines. Fibroblasts(More)
The inflammatory alpha-chemokine, interleukin-8 (IL-8), affects the function and recruitment of various inflammatory cells, fibroblasts, and keratinocytes. Gap junctions are anatomical channels that facilitate the direct passage of small molecules between cells. The hypothesis is that IL-8 enhances gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) between(More)
OBJECT to determine if a semistructured interview would enable elderly patients to give adequately informed consent for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHOD one hundred consecutive patients admitted to Wakari assessment and rehabilitation unit for the elderly, who satisfied study criteria, were randomly allocated to receive a detailed discussion on(More)
Motor output in activities such as walking and hopping is suggested to be mediated neurally by purported stretch reflex augmentation of muscle output. Reflex EMG activity during these tasks has been frequently investigated in the soleus muscle; with alterations in reflex amplitude being associated with changes in hip joint angle/phase of the gait cycle.(More)
BACKGROUND In several mammalian animal models, early-gestational-age fetal wounds heal without scar, but wounds of late gestational age heal with scar. This change in wound healing phenotype can be a result of both intrinsic (i.e., cellular characteristics) and extrinsic (i.e., environmental) factors. Our question was: Does amniotic fluid (AF) influence the(More)
Dupuytren's contracture is a fibrotic lesion of the palmar fascia that includes two distinct structures, the nodule and the cord. Histologically the Dupuytren's nodule has a high cell density with numerous myofibroblasts (alpha smooth muscle actin-expressing fibroblasts). The Dupuytren's cord has a rich connective tissue matrix containing a low density of(More)