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Unformatted text preview: Transforming growth factor (TGF): released by platelets and attracts white cells Fibroblast growth factor (FGF): released by white cells and damaged ECM o Fibroblasts: unheralded heroes; manufacture ECM, especially collagen; very generic; live in and secrete large quantities of ECM proteins, especially collagen, not terminally differentiated they can change function and appearance, intimately involved in wound healing, differentiate to a contractile phenotype: myofibroblasts (result in wound contraction) Platelets: release growth factors...
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- Spring '11