Airway myofibroblasts and their relationship with airway myocytes and fibroblasts.

@article{Singh2008AirwayMA,
  title={Airway myofibroblasts and their relationship with airway myocytes and fibroblasts.},
  author={Shailendra R. Singh and Ian P Hall},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={127-32}
}
Myofibroblasts are mesenchyme-derived cells responsible for tissue repair after injury. Resident populations of myofibroblasts are present throughout the lung. In addition, it is likely that myofibroblast progenitors (fibrocytes) can migrate to the lung from the circulation during injury. The relationship and interdependencies among myofibroblasts, fibroblasts, and myocytes within the airway wall remain poorly understood. Myofibroblasts are likely to be present in primary culture systems… CONTINUE READING