terminally differentiated cell


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terminally differentiated cell

A cell sufficiently committed to a particular function that it can no longer divide, e.g. a red cell.
See also: cell
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(12) Macaque studies also support the linear differentiation pathway from naive, to central memory, to effector memory, with terminally differentiated cells representing the end stage.
Furthermore this same technology can be used to efficiently direct the differentiation of mRNA-induced pluripotent stem cells into terminally differentiated cells and can be employed as an alternative to DNA-based gene therapy.
For instance, multi-potent cells may be transplanted that give rise to terminally differentiated cells in vivo.