Undifferentiated Cells Definition, Sources and Purpose

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Undifferentiated cells refers to a cell that has yet to develop into a particular cell variant. Undifferentiated stem cells are the very basic cells in biology that all other cells derive from. The very first few cells in an embryo are considered undifferentiated.(9737117)

Stem cells are basically undifferentiated cells that have the unique ability to produce many different types of cell lines. By the very definition large undifferentiated carcinoma cells lack either glandular or squamous differentiation.(23732256)

The term is the opposite of differentiated cells and is usually used to help describe tissue or cells that have not used paracrine cell signalling to become specialized into a particular function or structures as adult stem cells. Undifferentiated cancer cells are dangerous and often grow and spread quickly.(24044923)


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