Fibroblasts

Large, flat, spindle-shaped fibers!

Function

  • Maintain structural framework through secretion of proteins
  • Ignite healing process in injured tissue

Organelles

  • Mitochondria
Convert energy into forms usable by the cell
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
Functions as manufactering and packaging system
  • Nucleus
"Brain" of the cell

A part of the connective tissue

Connective Tissue

Extracellular matrix fills spaces between cells and fibers in connective tissues

Found in the skeletal system

Fibroblasts turn into connective tissues, which are rich in collagen. Collagen is found primarily in tendons, ligaments, bone, and cartilage.
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