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Immunol Today. 1991 Jan;12(1):17-23.

Fibrogenic cytokines: the role of immune mediators in the development of scar tissue.

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Dept of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153.

Abstract

A variety of diseases that are characterized by fibrosis share common features including the proliferation of fibroblasts and the deposition of extracellular matrix. Fibrosis often begins as an inflammatory reaction with leukocyte infiltration followed by the elaboration of cytokines. Here, Elizabeth J. Kovacs argues that the aberrant production of these mediators sustains the connective tissue accumulation that results in permanent alteration in tissue structure and function.

PMID:
2015044
DOI:
10.1016/0167-5699(91)90107-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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