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Category:GO:0035990 ! tendon cell differentiation

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DAG for GO:0035990id: GO:0035990

name: tendon cell differentiation
namespace: biological_process
def: "The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires the specialized features of a tendon cell. Tendon cell are elongated fibrocytes in which the cytoplasm is stretched between the collagen fibres of the tendon. Tendon cells have a central cell nucleus with a prominent nucleolus, a well-developed rough endoplasmic reticulum, and are responsible for synthesis and turnover of tendon fibres and ground substance." [CL:0000388, GOC:yaf, PMID:21412429]
synonym: "muscle attachment cell differentiation" EXACT [CL:0000388]
synonym: "tenocyte differentiation" RELATED [CL:0000388]
is_a: GO:0030154 ! cell differentiation
relationship: part_of: GO:0035992 ! tendon formation

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