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n. Biology
A process by which a group of once differentiated cells return to their original specialized form.
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Convergent anatomical traits are observed according to the feeding mode of the gall inducers, representing potentiation or inhibition of similar events of host plant morphogenesis and cell redifferentiation, independent of gall-inducing taxa.
As previously demonstrated, PPAR[gamma] and SREBP-1 cooperatively play key roles in regulating the redifferentiation of bovine adipofibroblasts [18].
Its replication is induced by binary fission and is released out with infectious EB by redifferentiation.[12] EB maintains structure by disulfide-bridge protein complex.
This step was followed by redifferentiation of RMCMO to either hepatocyte-like cells (neohepatocytes [3, 4]) or insulin-producing cells [3] with appropriate differentiation media.
The reversal of [beta] cell dedifferentiation (redifferentiation) [22], reduction of endoplasmic reticulum stress [23], and correction of a dysfunctional unfolded protein response could be possible explanations [24] for improved insulin production and glucose-stimulated insulin release, although a detailed mechanism still remains unclear.
On the basis of this abnormal plasticity hypothesis, new treatment protocols have been designed aimed at the redifferentiation of the disturbed hand representations.
Redifferentiation of dedifferentiated human articular chondrocytes: Comparison of 2D and 3D cultures.
Furthermore, regarding the formation of callus, there was no significant interaction between the factors and, the low percentages obtained (Table 1) may be an indication that the formation of roots in Tibouchina sellowiana occurs directly, without requiring callus formation and subsequent differentiation and redifferentiation in these roots.
Unphysiologically high magnesium concentrations support chondrocyte proliferation and redifferentiation. Tissue Eng 2006;12:3545-56.
Valproic acid limits pancreatic recovery after pancreatitis by inhibiting histone deacetylases and preventing acinar redifferentiation programs.
Retinoic acids (RA) and their derivatives are potent molecules that have been used for redifferentiation therapy of many cancers because of their differentiation-inducing and proliferation-inhibiting abilities (84).
Impact of expansion and redifferentiation conditions on chondrogenic capacity of cultured chondrocytes.