The Stroma

Immunological Functions of the Omentum

The omentum is a visceral adipose tissue with unique immune functions. Although it is primarily an adipose tissue, the omentum also contains lymphoid aggregates, called milky spots (MSs), that contribute to peritoneal immunity by collecting…

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MicroRNAs in fibrosis: opportunities and challenges

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that mediate mRNA cleavage, translational repression or mRNA destabilisation and are around 22–25 nucleotides in length via partial complementary binding to the 3′ untranslated region in target…

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