asymmetric cell division


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asymmetric cell division

Cell division in which the daughter cells have differing quantities of cytoplasm.
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Mikolaj Ogrodnik (Graduate student, Newcastle University, United Kingdom) has been studying asymmetric cell division (where cells divide without both sides being the same) as a means of rejuvenation.
Kellogg (2000) speculated that in the common ancestor of Poaceae and Joinvilleaceae, the developmental program that controls asymmetric cell division in stomatal cell files became expressed in all cell files in the leaf.
PRI-724 modulates signaling of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway, shifting from symmetric to asymmetric cell division resulting in a shift from proliferation towards differentiation.
One of the cardinal principles of the CSC hypothesis is that (only) CSCs have the capacity to undergo symmetric cell division (for self-renewal) as well as asymmetric cell division (to give rise to differentiated progeny).
Rotation and asymmetry of the mitotic spindle direct asymmetric cell division in the developing central nervous system.
The differential activation of signalling leads to two different kinds of cells which arise from the same mother cell, a reason why the researchers used the fruit flies sensory organ precursor cell division as a model to understand how Notch signalling is activated during asymmetric cell division.
This tells us that the TMM protein probably receives signals that orient the position of asymmetric cell division," Sack said.
Asymmetric cell division and polarized synapse formation influence the differentiation and function of many cell types, including lymphocytes.