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multipotent

(mŭl-tĭp′ə-tənt)
adj.
Relating to a stem cell that is capable of differentiating into a limited number of specialized cell types.

mul·tip′o·ten·cy (-tən-sē) n.

multipotent

adjective Referring to a cell or tissue able to form several different kinds of cells or tissues.

multipotent

(mŭl-tĭp′ă-tĕnt)
Of stem cells, having the ability to differentiate into several types of specialized cells.
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sup][26] Low-oxygen culture conditions act to maintain both multipotency and self-renewal properties of human RPCs in vitro .
Thus, the neural crest cell population is defined by a combination of its embryonic origin, change from epithelial to mesenchymal morphology, acquisition of a migratory state, multipotency, and molecular markers.
The stem cells from the testes seem to hover in a gray area between true pluripotency and the more limited, tissue-specific multipotency exhibited by many types of adult stem cells.
BMSCs are characterized with paracrine actions, immunomodulation, and multipotency [18-20].
The slow, inertial flow also reduces stress on the cells, resulting in a high percentage (more than 90 percent) of viable cells with preserved multipotency.
The report is the first to characterize cranial neural crest cell lines isolated from the mouse embryo, which definitively demonstrate multipotency and long-term propagation.
We found glutinous granules in these three principal cell types of juvenile sponges, thus indicating the multipotency of the flagellated cells of the coeloblastula.
There is a growing body of data showing that rodent neural progenitor/stem cells from different anatomical regions of the embryonic central nervous system (CNS) can be cultured for long periods (months) while maintaining multipotency.
To test whether the cells would maintain their multipotency in living animals, the researchers transplanted them into mice whose white blood cells had been depleted.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells expand using the BD Mosaic hMSC SF cell culture environment and reliably retain their multipotency, even after many passages.