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Study reveals how immature cells grow up to be red blood cells

08:00 EDT 18 Aug 2017 | World Pharma News

Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is this process more dramatic than it is in red blood cells. In order to make as much room as possible for the oxygen-carrying protein hemoglobin, pretty much everything else inside these precursor red blood cells - nucleus, mitochondria, ribosomes and more - gets purged.

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