Transdifferentiation of pancreas to liver

  title={Transdifferentiation of pancreas to liver},
  author={Chia-Ning Shen and Marko E. Horb and Jonathan M. W. Slack and David. Tosh},
  journal={Mechanisms of Development},
Transdifferentiation is the name used to describe the direct conversion of one differentiated cell type into another. Cells which have the potential to interconvert by transdifferentiation generally arise from adjacent regions in the developing embryo. For example, the liver and pancreas arise from the same region of the endoderm. The transdifferentiation of pancreas to liver (and vice versa) has been observed in animal experiments and in certain human pathologies. Understanding… CONTINUE READING

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