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Using methods that start with tissue cells called fibroblasts, researchers can engineer stem cells, which are cells capable of becoming any kind of body cell.
For years, researchers suspected that tattoos worked by permanently staining fibroblasts, the cells that synthesize collagen, under the surface of our skin.
The antibodies also make matters worse by attaching to receptors on the macrophages, which in response spit out transforming growth factor β, an immune messenger that activates collagen-producing fibroblasts, leading to fibrosis of tissues.
But by secreting these inhibitory proteins, the fibroblasts actually induce a repair mechanism that encourages the nerve cells to grow.
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medical Definition of fibroblast
fibroblasticplay \ˌfīb-rə-ˈblas-tik, ˌfib-\ adjective
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