OBO ID: GO:0035990
Term Name: tendon cell differentiation Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • muscle attachment cell differentiation
  • tenocyte differentiation
Definition: 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. 21412429
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