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Fibrocytes in Health and Disease

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2012 - Autumn


edited by Richard Bucala, Ph.D., M.D., professor of medicine (rheumatology), of epidemiology (microbial diseases), and of pathology (World Scientific Publishing Co.) This volume provides an overview of fibrocytes, precursor cells of fibroblasts. The contributors discuss the role of circulating fibrocytes in the etiopathogenesis of various fibrosing disorders, atherosclerosis, autoimmunity, and cancer.