collagen, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, contraction, lattices
Bellaes introduction of the fibroblast populated collagen lattice (FPCL) (1) has facilitated the study of collagen-cell interactions. As a result of the numerous modifications of the casting of FPCL's, the in vivo applications of these in vitro findings has been confusing. Here experimental FPCL contraction findings are viewed in regard to three proposed mechanisms responsible for lattice contraction. The cellular mechanisms responsible for generating FPCL contraction are: cell contraction, cell tractional forces related to cell locomotion, and initial cell elongation and spreading.
Original Publication Citation
J.C. Dallon, H. Paul Ehrlich: A Review of Fibroblast Populated Collagen Lattices. To appear in Wound Repair and Regeneration.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dallon, J. C. and Ehrlich, Paul H., "A Review of Fibroblast Populated Collagen Lattices" (2008). All Faculty Publications. 889.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
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