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Under a magnification of 1000X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the cytoarchitectural morphology found in a section of normal, newborn human foreskin tissue, which had been extracted from a fibroblast tissue culture. You will note that the predominant cell type seen in this dermal tissue sample, was the spindle-shaped fibroblast. Fibroblasts are found throughout the body’s connective tissues, including the skin, tendons, and ligaments. These cells secrete an extracellular tissue matrix, when used to generate cell culture media. It has been found that use of these human fibroblasts reduces the introduction of zoonotic contaminants when generating human embryonic stem cells (hESC) lines.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Mary Lane Martin
Creation Date: 1974
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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