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Dedifferentiated

Definition

adjective

Describing a cell or tissue that has undergone dedifferentiation, i.e. losing specialization and reverting to performing a more generalized function.


Supplement

Word origin: de- + diffentiated.

Compare: undifferentiated, differentiated.
See also: cell differentiation.


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Superhuman abilities

... the wound/without a fibrous clot, dedifferentiation (how far back is a matter of debate) of cells near the wound, then proliferation of these dedifferentiated cells into a mass called a blastema, and then redifferentiation of the cells back into their specific cells and tissues), though in ...

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by kolean
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:55 am
 
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Re: ?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

... that we just don't have full comprehension . . . yet), and that means that there are more processes to repress to get back to stem cell/progenitor/dedifferentiated status. But if the dna "blueprints" are still there, we should be able to create an environment (albeit complex) to facilitate ...

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Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:37 pm
 
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