Fibroblasts have been shown to possess the capacity to differentiate into follicular dendritic cells in lymph nodes and into myofibroblasts in wounded tissues. Here, we demonstrate that foreskin-derived fibroblasts also have the potential to differentiate into adipocytes and osteoblasts under cell culture, developed for the differentiation of bone marrowderived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC).
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