Heparin induces fibroblast proliferation, cell-matrix interaction and epidermal growth inhibition.

We have examined the effect of heparin on fibroblasts cultivated in monolayer or in a 3-dimensional culture system: the so-called collagen lattices. Thereafter, we have investigated the effect of heparin on the kinetics of epidermal growth on the collagen lattices. In monolayer culture, heparin stimulated the fibroblast growth with an optimal response at 0… CONTINUE READING