1. The act or process of preparing flax for use by soaking, maceration, and kindred processes; -- also called rotting.
2. A place where flax is retted; a rettery.
Retting is the process of where by plant leaves are soaked in water, so that they are compleatly submerged. They soaked for a period of time, a day, a week etc. Then they are removed and washed to remove the soft tissue and then drying them so that all that reamain the fibres.
RET expression is found in several crest-derived cell lines, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, salivary glands, spermatogonia, and recently in normal thyroid tissue, thyroid adenoma and both papillary and follicular thyroid cell neoplasias.
RET rearrangement as RET/PTC1 is mostly detected in typical sporadic papillary thyroid carcinoma, RET/PTC3 occured at high frequency in chilhood papillary thyroid carcinoma from areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident.
Mutations of the RET proto-oncogene in Hirschsprung's disease.
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