Setting a trap for tissue fibrosis

Eric G. Neilson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The accumulation of fibroblasts in epithelial organs such as the kidney can produce dangerous scars. Such tissue fibrosis begins when epithelial cells morph into fibroblasts by epithelial-mesenchymal transition. A key regulator of this process in the kidney now emerges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-374
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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