Perspective Article: Tissue repair, contraction, and the myofibroblast

@article{Desmoulire2005PerspectiveAT,
  title={Perspective Article: Tissue repair, contraction, and the myofibroblast},
  author={Alexis Desmouli{\`e}re and Christine Chaponnier and Giulio Gabbiani},
  journal={Wound Repair and Regeneration},
  year={2005},
  volume={13}
}
After the first description of the myofibroblast in granulation tissue of an open wound by means of electron microscopy, as an intermediate cell between the fibroblast and the smooth muscle cell, the myofibroblast has been identified both in normal tissues, particularly in locations where there is a necessity of mechanical force development, and in pathological tissues, in relation with hypertrophic scarring, fibromatoses and fibrocontractive diseases as well as in the stroma reaction to… 
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