Colonic subepithelial myofibroblasts in mucosal inflammation and repair: contribution of bone marrow-derived stem cells to the gut regenerative response


mesenchymal cells that exhibit the ultrastructural features of both fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells, and they are characterized by positive immunoreactivity for a-smooth muscle actin (a-SMA) and vimentin, but negative immunoreactivity for desmin (Figs. 1A and B).4–6,7 SEMFs are distinguished from smooth muscle cells, which express a-SMA but are negative… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00535-005-1727-4

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