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- n. Plural form of heterokaryon.
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To that end, Fisher and her lab have been making heterokaryons-fusing together mouse ES cells and human B cells.
"Mandy is always taking a unique angle on things;" in this case, using heterokaryons to determine which genes are key for nuclear reprogramming.
What's more, the heterokaryons themselves assumed the morphology of the ruling cell type - flat and roundish like skin cells or long and skinny like muscle cells.
In heterokaryons, the nuclei of each cell type remains distinct, and the influence of one on the nature of the other can be clearly distinguished.
She and her laboratory members fused mouse muscle cells with human skin cells to create hybrids called heterokaryons.