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cell dedifferentiation involved in phenotypic switching +   
hepatocyte dedifferentiation  
The process in which a hepatocyte (specialized epithelial cell of the liver) 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.
kidney cortex tubule cell dedifferentiation 

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Definition Sources: PMID:20102719

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