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transdifferentiation

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  • n. The change of one type of differentiated cell into another; metaplasia

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  • The process is called transdifferentiation—that’s when specialized cells change from one type into another.

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  • It is also the latest example of a process called 'transdifferentiation', in which adult cells take on an entirely different identity.

    Scientific American

  • It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation.

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  • Most of the fibrogenic cells in the liver are a-smooth muscle actin-expressing myofibroblasts and most are derived from the transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells.

    Basic Biliary Atresia Research

  • In vitro transdifferentiation of human fetal type II cells toward a type I-like cell.

    Recent Neonatal Research Publications

  • At that point, scientists will be that much closer to understanding the mechanism that kick-starts transdifferentiation.

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  • The finding convinced Wernig and others in the field that there was hope for transdifferentiation after all.

    Scientific American

  • Earlier this year, Wernig's research prompted stem-cell biologists Cory Nicholas and Arnold Kriegstein of the University of California, San Francisco, to write: "Such are the developments in cell transdifferentiation that one might ask if stem cells will be dispensable in the quest for regenerative medicine3."

    Scientific American

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