Directed Cell Differentiation | Process and Examples

Stem Cell Regeneration Center Glossary

Differentiation of Adipocytes

Cell Differentiation is the process by which the genes of a particular cell changes upon interaction with external factors (chemical and physical), and transforming into another specialized form of cell, i.e., bone, heart, or liver. There are several techniques that have been formulated to stimulate cell differentiation for therapeutic reasons.

One way is through directed differentiation, a process by which signaling pathways of protein are induced. Protein is found on the external surface of a cell.