What are some differences between a chondrocyte and a fibrocyte?
- Anonymous6 months ago
A fibrocyte is an inactive mesenchymal cell, that is, a cell showing minimal cytoplasm, limited amounts of rough endoplasmic reticulum and lacks biochemical evidence of protein synthesis. The term fibrocyte contrasts with the term fibroblast .
Chondrocytes and chondroblasts are two types of cells found in cartilages. Chondroblasts are a type of immature cells whereas chondrocytes are a type of mature cells. The main difference between chondrocytes and chondroblasts is that chondroblasts secrete the extracellular matrix of the cartilage whereas chondrocytes are involved in the maintenance of the cartilage. Once the chondroblasts are trapped in the extracellular matrix, which is secreted by the chondroblasts itself, chondrocytes are formed. Chondrocytes are involved in the diffusion of nutrients to the cartilage as well as the repair of the cartilage.
- Elaine MLv 76 months ago