cell determination


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cell determination

[¦sel ‚di‚tər·mə¦nā·shən]
(physiology)
The process by which multipotential cells become committed to a particular development pathway.
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The three target proteins of this initial model are the most commonly studied, but their mutual relationships in relation to the creation of fat cells are still not well-known, so we are putting their roles together to see how they contribute to fat cell determination for the first time, as far as we know, in the literature," said Coskun.
His interests have included the synthesis of RNA in early embryos, the movement of mesenchyme cells during gas- trulation, and cell determination in slime moulds.