undifferentiated cell


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un·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed cell

a primordial cell that has not assumed the morphologic and functional characteristics it will later acquire.

un·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed cell

(ŭn'dif-ĕr-enshē-ā-tĕd sel)
Primordial cell that has not assumed the morphologic and functional characteristics it will later acquire.

undifferentiated cell

A cell resembling an embryonic cell in that it does not have the specific morphologic or functional characteristics of any particular adult cell type.
See also: cell
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Therefore, scientists have tried many ways to achieve the common goal including finding more specific cell surface makers and diminishing residual undifferentiated cells like inhibiting DNA topoisomerase II or stearoyl-coA desaturase [21, 42].
However, a correlation between undifferentiated cells and inflammation in leiomyoma onset has never been explored.
As the result, she found an undifferentiated cell zone of the rat adrenal cortex, which seems to be a stem/progenitor cell zone and maintain the functional zonation of the adrenal cortex.
These undifferentiated cells (UCs) were usually tightly adjacent to the luminal surface of the myocardial trabeculae.
Indeed, in undifferentiated cells, where the cholinergic contribution is low, vitamin E produced substantial protection against the antimitotic effects of CPF.
The mesothelium is the tissue layer in which cell proliferation is the most precocious and the most important, involving both peritoneocytes and undifferentiated cells (which seem to be dedifferentiated peritoneocytes).
But researchers, using techniques learned from the cloning of Dolly, the sheep, are learning that adult cells can be reprogrammed to behave like undifferentiated cells.
For instance, Hannun says, these fats can also initiate the programmed death of abnormal cells and can trigger the transformation of undifferentiated cells, as in cancer, into more normal ones.
It has always been unclear what intracellular mechanism initiates cardiac cell fate from undifferentiated cells.
This new method extends ISCO's portfolio of intellectual property, demonstrating for the first time that the pretreatment of undifferentiated cells by trichostatin A (TSA) significantly improves the efficacy of the differentiation procedure.
The second treatment, nicotine, by itself had a small negative effect on the development of new cells, but it protected undifferentiated cells from the actions of chlorpyrifos and had mixed effects on cell numbers in differentiating cells.
Embryonic stem cells are not themselves `human beings." They are fast-growing, undifferentiated cells which are capable of producing a wide variety of specialized cell types - - brain, muscle, blood, and liver, for example.

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