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Descriptor English: Myofibroblasts
Descriptor Spanish: Miofibroblastos
Descriptor Portuguese: Miofibroblastos
Descriptor French: Myofibroblastes
Entry term(s): Myofibroblast
Tree number(s): A11.329.228.975
A11.620.520.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058628
Scope note: Spindle-shaped cells with characteristic CONTRACTILE PROTEINS and structures that contribute to the WOUND HEALING process. They occur in GRANULATION TISSUE and also in pathological processes such as FIBROSIS.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fibroblasts (1972-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
DeCS ID: 53852
Unique ID: D058628
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Myofibroblasts - Preferred
Concept UI M0543787
Scope note Spindle-shaped cells with characteristic CONTRACTILE PROTEINS and structures that contribute to the WOUND HEALING process. They occur in GRANULATION TISSUE and also in pathological processes such as FIBROSIS.
Preferred term Myofibroblasts
Entry term(s) Myofibroblast



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