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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-13
The diverse role of oral fibroblasts in normal and disease

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Priyadharshini Dental College and Hospital, Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India

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R J Vijayashree
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alappakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_48_22

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Fibroblasts are the major cellular component of the connective tissue. They differ both structurally and functionally based on their location. The oral fibroblasts vary from the dermal fibroblasts in their origin, properties and also functions. These cells play an important role in wound healing, tumor progression and metastasis, allergic reactions. In this review, the various functions of the oral fibroblasts are discussed in detail.

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