Telocytes pp 403-424 | Cite as

Telocytes of Fascial Structures

  • Joanna Dawidowicz
  • Natalia Matysiak
  • Sylwia Szotek
  • Krzysztof Maksymowicz
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 913)


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.


Connective tissue communication network Fascia Telocytes Transmission electron microscopy 



The work was financed by grants from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland - National Science Centre grant no. N N518 286540. We would like to thank MSc Łukasz Mielańczyk for his technical support. TEM analysis was performed in the School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, using equipment financed by the “Silesian Bio-farma” program with infrastructure supported by POIG.02.03.01-24-099/13.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanna Dawidowicz
    • 1
  • Natalia Matysiak
    • 2
  • Sylwia Szotek
    • 3
  • Krzysztof Maksymowicz
    • 4
  1. 1.Veterinary Clinic “Brynów”KatowicePoland
  2. 2.Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in ZabrzeMedical University of SilesiaZabrzePoland
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics and Theory of Mechanisms, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland
  4. 4.Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of MedicineWroclaw Medical UniversityWrocławPoland

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