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cel·lu·lar dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion

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  1. Cellular differentiation

    In developmental biology, cellular differentiation is the process by which a cell changes from one cell type to another. Most commonly this is a less specialized type becoming a more specialized type, such as during cell growth. Differentiation occurs numerous times during the development of a multicellular organism as it changes from a simple zygote to a complex system of tissues and cell types. Differentiation continues in adulthood as adult stem cells divide and create fully differentiated daughter cells during tissue repair and during normal cell turnover. Some differentiation occurs in response to antigen exposure. Differentiation dramatically changes a cell's size, shape, membrane potential, metabolic activity, and responsiveness to signals. These changes are largely due to highly controlled modifications in gene expression and are the study of epigenetics. With a few exceptions, cellular differentiation almost never involves a change in the DNA sequence itself. Thus, different cells can have very different physical characteristics despite having the same genome. A cell that can differentiate into all cell types of the adult organism is known as pluripotent.

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How to say cellular differentiation in sign language?

  1. cellulardifferentiation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cellular differentiation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cellular differentiation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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