Glycolipids and Cell Differentiation

  • G. Rebel
  • J. Robert
  • P. Mandel
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 125)


Differentiation of a cultured cell refers generally to a change in the expression of some peculiar functions specific to this cell. Generally differentiation involves only a modification of some biochemical properties of the cell such as synthesis of melanin by melanocytes (KREIDER et al., 1975) or synthesis of collagen by bone fibroblasts (MANNER and KULEBA, 1974) or tendon cells (SCHWARTZ et al., 1976). However, differentiation is sometimes characterized by a net change in the cell morphology which accompanies the biochemical changes as for example with myoblasts.


Short Chain Fatty Acid Tendon Cell Neuraminic Acid Neutral Glycolipid Total Ganglioside 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Rebel
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Robert
    • 1
  • P. Mandel
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Neurochimie du CNRSStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.Chargé de Recherche au CNRSFrance

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