redifferentiation


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re·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion

(rē-dif'ĕr-en'shē-ā'shŭn),
The return to a fully specialized condition for the performance of a particular function after a period of nonspecific activity.

redifferentiation

(rē′dĭf-ə-rĕn′shē-ā′shən)
n. Biology
A process by which a group of once differentiated cells return to their original specialized form.

redifferentiation

(rē″dĭf-ĕr-ĕn″shē-ā′shŭn)
The respecialization of dedifferentiated cells, as occurs in the regeneration of an amphibian limb.
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and we want to still allow the production of 3[beta]-adiol because of its redifferentiation properties that are likely to reduce risks of more aggressive prostate cancer.
It involves a process of redifferentiation, in which predetermined cells switch from their morphogenetic path to act as mother cells for the root primordia.
Influence of homoeopathically processed coenzyme Q10 on proliferation and redifferentiation of endothelial cells.
Drugs targeting tyrosine kinases, gene therapy, and redifferentiation approaches are also among the "insight-based" approaches being explored.