Cell Transformation from One Type of Cell to Another

ScienceDaily (Oct. 5, 2011) — Researchers from the Haematopoietic Differentiation and Stem Cell Biology group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), have described one of the mechanisms by which a cell (from the skin, for example) can be converted into another which is completely different (e.g., a neuron or hepatic cell). They have discovered that the cell transcription factor C/EBPa is a determinant factor in cell transdifferentiation.

Cell transformation

This differentiation mechanism can be applied to any cells of an organism.

Source: ScienceDaily

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