Wound repair: the fibroblast and the inhibition of scar formation

@article{Grierson1988WoundRT,
  title={Wound repair: the fibroblast and the inhibition of scar formation},
  author={I. O. Grierson and Jacob Joseph and M Miller and Joanne E. Day},
  journal={Eye},
  year={1988},
  volume={2},
  pages={135-148}
}
The formation of scar tissue in response to damage is the story of the repair cell of con­ nective tissue-the fibroblast (Fig. 1). The quiescent fibroblast or fibrocyte is a cell of low metabolic activity which in the normal situ­ ation is virtually inactive. This 'hibernating' cell is found in low numbers throughout con­ nective tissue with its highest density around blood vessels. Following a wound, poly­ morphs enter the area of damage and clot within a few minutes becoming established in… CONTINUE READING
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