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Telocytes

Volume 913 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 403-424

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Telocytes of Fascial Structures

  • Joanna DawidowiczAffiliated withVeterinary Clinic “Brynów” Email author 
  • , Natalia MatysiakAffiliated withDepartment of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia
  • , Sylwia SzotekAffiliated withDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics and Theory of Mechanisms, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  • , Krzysztof MaksymowiczAffiliated withDepartment of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University

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Abstract

Currently, the exact role of telocytes within fascial structures is unknown. The morphology, distribution and behaviour of fascial telocytes as well as the mutual relationship between telocytes and other cellular fascia constituents should be definitely a subject of further studies. It will contribute to better understanding of the role of the fascial system in health and diseases, may shed light on the regeneration potential of these tissues and may help to find targets for future treatments for locomotor disorders, including fascial diseases. Last but not least, confirmation of the presence of telocytes within fascia may contribute to optimise the use of fascia as a graft material.

Keywords

Connective tissue communication network Fascia Telocytes Transmission electron microscopy