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Regeneration via transdifferentiation: the lens and hair cells.

Research paper by Panagiotis A PA Tsonis

Indexed on: 01 Sep '06Published on: 01 Sep '06Published in: Hearing Research



Abstract

Tissue repair and regeneration is mediated by mainly two strategies, the one employing the services of reserve cells and the other via transdifferentiation of already differentiated somatic cells. In this mini-review some issues of transdifferentiation will be presented, especially as they pertain to regeneration and induction of lens and hair cells in several animal models.