|Recommended standard culture media/subculturing system|
|201 0401||Fibroblast growth medium, FCS|
|203 0401||Defined fibroblast maintenance medium, serum-free|
|204 0002||Passage kit 2|
Fibroblast is the cover term for cells which are of mesenchymal origin and are located in connective tissue. They play an important role in the synthesis of intercellular substance, the extracellular matrix. Collagen is one of the major fibroblast products and, together with contemporaneously formed proteoglykanes, provides for enhanced strength of the extracellular matrix. Damage to tissue is capable of stimulating proliferation of fibroblasts and increasing discharge of cytokines which have a positive impact on repair of such damage.