Term: Muller cell cell dedifferentiation
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Name: Muller cell
Synonyms: Mueller cell, Muller cells
Definition: Glial cell of the retina that forms a support structure stretching radially across the thickness of the retina. Muller cell bodies are found in the inner nuclear layer and send projection to the outer limiting membrane and inner limiting membrane.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009280]
Name: cell dedifferentiation
Synonyms:
Definition: The process in which a specialized cell loses the structural or functional features that characterize it in the mature organism, or some other relatively stable phase of the organism's life history. Under certain conditions, these cells can revert back to the features of the stem cells that were their ancestors.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0043697]   QuickGO   AmiGO