A Fibroblast Is Not a Fibroblast Is Not a Fibroblast JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY Hu, M. S., Moore, A. L., Longaker, M. T. 2018; 138 (4): 729–30


Fibrosis after injury is a huge public health concern, leading to morbidity, mortality, and expenditure of billions of health care dollars. Recent mouse studies have shown that dermal fibroblasts are heterogeneous. New research using single-cell RNA sequencing to identify major fibroblast populations in humans is paving the way to a better understanding of fibroblast heterogeneity and fibrosis.

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