Metabolic responses of extracellular matrix in tissue repair

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Abstract

Tissue repair is a property of all vascularized tissues. A complex yet co-ordinated series of molecular and cellular events regulates repair, including its fibrogenic component that eventuates in fibrous tissue formation. This report suggests that phenotypically transformed fibroblast-like cells, termed myofibroblasts (myoFb) because they express α-smooth muscle actin, are responsible for collagen turnover at sites of repair. They impart extracellular matrix with metabolic and contractile activity. De novo generation of angiotensin II by myoFb at sites of repair has important autocrine and paracrine functions. Regressive, persistent and progressive forms of fibrosis are related to the fate of myoFb and the signals they generate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Medicine
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Myofibroblasts
Extracellular Matrix
Angiotensin II
Smooth Muscle
Actins
Fibrosis
Collagen
Fibroblasts

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Metabolic responses of extracellular matrix in tissue repair. / Weber, Karl.

In: Annals of Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.01.1997, p. 333-338.

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