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cell differentiation

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by issa, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. issa

    issa Senior Member
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    what do we need to know about cell differentiation?

    anyone here has a link that explains it especailly the genes control it?
     
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    issa Senior Member
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    nobody know what gene control cell differentiation?
     
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    Are you asking which gene makes the ectoderm develop into nervous system, skin, etc.? Because if so... my goodness, there are tons of genes working together.

    For example... sonic hedgehog (Shh) is part of the story. And unfortunately, I'm not kidding:

    http://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/MolDev/factor/shh.htm

    I took a class in neuro that focused just on how the nervous system develops... and we didn't even cover a fraction of it. So much detail. This gene regulates that one, etc. etc.

    Don't worry about it. Focus on WHAT the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm become. The rest is... a lot of info that's highly unnecessary.

    aranjuez
     
  5. DonExodus

    DonExodus Dentist in Virgin Islands
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    Do we need to know pair rule, gap genes, etc?
     

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