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Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-0-387-33650-3

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The purpose of this book, is to put together the most recent advances in the understanding of myofibroblast biology and to present the main directions of research taking place worldwide to explore new aspects of myofibroblast physiological and pathological activities, such as: mechanisms of force generation by the myofibroblast; myofibroblast origin and diversity; interaction of the myofibroblast with other cells, normal and malignant epithelial cells in particular; and participation of the myofibroblast in the development of fibrosis in various organs.

Subject: Biomedical and Life Sciences, asthma, biology, cancer, cell, cell biology, development, evolution, eye, glycoprotein, membrane, pathology, protein, regulation, tissue, tumor