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Advances in Inflammation, Autoimmunity and Cancer


Katja Lakota

Ljubljana University Medical Centre

Fibroblasts - Advances in Inflammation, Autoimmunity and Cancer presents recent advances in understanding the roles of fibroblasts and mesenchymal stem cells in tissue homeostasis and the development of human disease. The book delves into general principles of fibroblast and mesenchymal stem cell biology and their diversity across the human body. It highlights these cells’ unique and shared characteristics across organs (e.g., vasculature, kidney, joints and exocrine glands) and specific pathologies (e.g., tissue damage, inflammation, fibrosis and cancer). A particular focus is set on the roles of fibroblasts in disease chronicity, recurrence, progression, therapeutic resistance and utilisation of the advancing knowledge for developing new therapeutic approaches within and beyond disease boundaries.

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FibroblastsAdvances in Inflammation, Autoimmunity and CancerEdited by Mojca Frank Bertoncelj

Published: December 22nd 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87462

ISBN: 978-1-78985-800-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-799-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-578-4

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

738 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Organ- and Site-Specific HOX Gene Expression in Stromal Cells

By Masoumeh Mirrahimi and Caroline Ospelt


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2. Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells and Fibroblasts: Their Roles in Tissue Injury and Regeneration, and Age-Related Degeneration

By Janja Zupan


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3. The Role of Fibroblasts in Atherosclerosis Progression

By Tadeja Kuret and Snežna Sodin-Šemrl


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4. Heterogeneity of Fibroblasts in Healthy and Diseased Kidneys

By Takahisa Yoshikawa, Yuki Sato and Motoko Yanagita


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5. Fibroblast-Like Synovial Cell Subsets in Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Søren Lomholt, Morten A. Nielsen, Maithri P. Aspari, Peter B. Jørgensen, Adam P. Croft, Christopher Buckley and Tue W. Kragstrup


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6. Fibroblasts in Sjögren’s Syndrome

By Kerstin Klein


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