I am a biology student, so i know that centrioles are required for cell division, and i also know that nerve cells lack centrioles.

My question is that if somehow compatible centrioles were introduced to the nerve cells, would their division be possible?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology SE! I think it would be helpful for people to know your understanding of mitosis and meiosis. Since you say you are a biology student, how much of cell division have you studied? $\endgroup$ Aug 13 '16 at 7:41
  • $\begingroup$ Please read about cell division and what happens there first and then rephrase your question. Adding centrioles alone wouldn't certainly be enough. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Aug 13 '16 at 10:33

Induced Pluripotent Cells https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induced_pluripotent_stem_cell?wprov=sfla1

You should probably look into this. This introduces what is called iPSCs, which are stem cells derived from adult cells.

What it is is that they use signals that are found in embryonic cells, and the adult cells revert from their differentiated form into cells that can become virtually anything.


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