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Specialization

Post by TheVirus » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:21 pm

Specialization or cellular differenciation (please correct me if these are two different concepts) is the process by which a less specialized cell becomes a more specialized cell type, changing dramatically a cell's size, shape, membrane potential, metabolic activity, and responsiveness to signals. Now, do you know how this happens? Please be as specific as possible.
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Post by mith » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:23 pm

epigenetics, see future nobel prize winner for specifics
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Post by TheVirus » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:30 pm

Oh, thanks.
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Post by JackBean » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:48 am

I don't think, this is epigenetics. It's just change in gene expression...
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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