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.
The inhibition of the lignification in the IBA-treated soybean hypocotyls may be due to the process of redifferentiation induced by IBA (Chao et al.
Rather, dedifferentiation and then redifferentiation of other tissues has likely occurred under the influence of antiandrogen and estrogen therapy.
Atrophy reversal and cardiocyte redifferentiation in reloaded cat myocardium.
In the region of polymorphic equilibria, the point of no return is effectively infinite because stopping migration always leads to redifferentiation of the populations.
11],[12] Activation of p53 may be necessary to prevent Schwann cells from excessive proliferation and to induce their redifferentiation.
In vitro redifferentiation of culture-expanded rabbit and human auricular chondrocytes for cartilage reconstruction.
The auxin is necessary for the formation of rice embryogenic calli, but it negatively affects their redifferentiation process.
Changes in neutral sugar compositions of cell wall polysaccharides during redifferentiation of cultured carrot cells and during maturation of soybean seeds.
Our results demonstrate that fully differentiated larval body tissues are capable of additional proliferation and apparent dedifferentiation and redifferentiation in order to reconstruct missing body parts, including the larval epidermis and coelomic pouches, suggesting organogenesis from previously differentiated cells.
Tapetal cells pass through a number of cycles of secretory activity and redifferentiation, which is rather unusual for plant cells (Rowley, 1993).