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The mechanism of initial cell fusion shown in As (III) experiments (and partially shown in chromium (VI) experiments) has not been well understood and thus has not been included in the models.
"This new technology we call 'cell fusion' has the potential to dramatically reduce the costs associated with cloning human cells for clinical use.
After cell fusion, hybrid cells were incubated in a selective hypoxanthine-aminopterin-thymidine medium (Kohler, 1979; Garfre and Milstein, 1981).
These two transcription factors play a critical role in the expression of specific genes, such as tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), osteoclast-associated receptor (OSCAR), dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein (DC-STAMP), and cathepsin K, which are required for osteoclast differentiation, cell fusion, and maturation.
One of the mechanisms being studied is reprogramming through cell fusion.
Initial studies emphasized the role of cell fusion and differentiation as the potentially most important mechanisms of actions [27, 28], but subsequent studies questioned their importance in the beneficial effects [29, 30].
The study demonstrated that the intrinsic flexibility of the attachment protein is a necessary condition to initiate the cell fusion process.
Three days before the cell fusion, 20 ug of KLH-peptide (without any adjuvant) was injected intravenously.
The 22 chapters presented here by Pells (gene function and development, Roslin Institute, UK) describe methods of nuclear reprogramming including isolation of stromal cells from human adipose tissue, cell fusion, polyethylene glycol-mediated cell fusion, epigenetic reprogramming of somatic genomes by electrofusion with embryonic stem cells, modulation of cell fate using nuclear and cytoplasmic extracts, using immunofluorescence to observe methylation changes in mammalian preimplantation embryos, staining embryonic stem cells using monoclonal antibodies to stage-specific embryonic antigens, and methylation-sensitive polymerase chain reaction.
Progress is being made in understanding transcription regulation and cell fusion by henipaviruses.
The technology, dendritic/cancer cell fusion, combines a patient's dendritic cells with their inactivated tumor cells in a laboratory procedure.
A novel process involving what appears to be exchange of plasmids by partial cell fusion has been observed in Halobacterium volcanii (16), and exchange of genetic markers has also been reported in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius (17).

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