By Richard Bucala

ISBN-10: 9812568697

ISBN-13: 9789812568694

Because the discovery of the circulating fibrocyte in 1994 as a collagen-producing cellphone of the peripheral blood, the physiologic and pathologic function of this precise phone populaton has grown gradually. This pioneering new booklet presents the 1st finished evaluate of the position of fibrocytes in wound fix, granuloma formation, antigen presentation, scar formation, and diverse fibrosing problems reminiscent of interstitial lung illness and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. additionally it is discussions of the hot reports at the molecular indications that impact fibrocyte migration, proliferation, and serve as within the context of standard body structure and pathology. The chapters are contributed through the major researchers within the box.

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20. Pilling D, Buckley CD, Salmon M, Gomer RH. (2003) Inhibition of fibrocyte differentiation by serum amyloid P. J Immunol 171: 5537–5546. 21. Yang LJ, Scott PG, Giuffre J, et al. (2002) Peripheral blood fibrocytes from burn patients: identification and quantification of fibrocytes in adherent cells cultured from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Lab Invest 82: 1183–1192. 22. Labat ML, Bringuier AF, Arysphilippart C, et al. (1994) Monocytic origin of fibrosis — in vitro transformation of Hla-Dr monocytes into neofibroblasts — inhibitory effect of all-trans-retinoic acid on this process.

2006). ch01 FA October 6, 2006 6:24 14 WSPC/SPI-B408: Fibrocytes: New Insights into Tissue Repair and Systemic Fibroses R. Bucala IL-1, SLC, CXCL12, and serum amyloid P influence fibrocyte function, proliferative potential, differentiation into myofibroblasts, and trafficking properties. Whether the circulating fibrocyte explains the origin of the myofibroblast, which features prominently in many pathologic fibroses, is of interest in better understanding many chronic diseases. This model of fibrocyte action does not discount the important role of locally-derived, connective tissue cells in the host response but suggests that the contribution of circulating fibrocytes to a particular site of injury likely reflects the inflammatory character of the lesion and the relative abundance of fibrocytes, which may enter from exudative fluid, versus local connective tissue sources of fibroblasts.

39. Chauhan H, Abraham A, Phillips JRA, et al. (2003) There is more than one kind of myofibroblast: analysis of CD34 expression in benign, in situ, and invasive breast lesions. J Clin Pathol 56: 271–276. 40. Ramaswamy A, Moll R, Barth PJ. (2003) CD34+ fibrocytes in tubular carcinomas and radial scars of the breast. Virchows Archiv 443: 536–540. 41. Kirchmann TTT, Prieto VG, Smoller BR. (1994) CD34 staining pattern distinguishes basal-cell carcinoma from trichoepithelioma. Arch Dermatol 130: 589–592.

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