Fibroblasts Promote Inflammation and Pain via IL-1α Induction of the Monocyte Chemoattractant Chemokine (C-C Motif) Ligand 2.

Abstract

Fibroblasts persist within fibrotic scar tissue and exhibit considerable phenotypic and functional plasticity. Herein, we hypothesized that scar-associated fibroblasts may be a source of stress-induced inflammatory exacerbations and pain. To test this idea, we used a human model of surgery-induced fibrosis, total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Using a combination… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.11.007

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