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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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Multipotent stromal cells derived from the infrapatellar fat pad of the knee.
In further experiments, the scientists confirmed that human blood vessels contain multipotent vascular stem cells after isolating them from arteries and coaxing them to develop into several different cell types.
Astrocytes proliferate in vivo and behave as multipotent progenitors in vitro, but no chain migration was observed in the human SVZ (14).
Verfaillie and her team have found in human bone marrow a kind of adult stem cell that they call multipotent adult progenitor cells.
A: There are three types of stem cell: totipotent (which form when a fertilised egg first divides, and turn into any type of tissue to become a total organism), pluripotent (which can turn into almost all kinds of tissue but not a whole organism) and multipotent (which turn into specific kinds of cells and remain within people all their lives).
12) Either developmental rests or differentiation of multipotent endodermal cells can lead to the development of ciliated cysts.
In culture, oligodendrocyte precursor cells, which normally give rise to just oligodendrocytes, can be converted to multipotent stem cells that will differentiate into all three neural cell types-neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.
This disparate list of biological agents, which at first seems to contain substances not previously conceived as potential offensive biological weapons agents, on closer inspection reveals a rationale based on the possession of a multipotent arsenal having lethal, incapacitating, oncogenic, ethnic, economic, terror, and variable time-onset capabilities.
ReGenica's secret lies in its Multipotent CCM Complex (Cell Conditioned Media) developed by Dr.
MAX BioPharma's first success based on small molecule lipids has contributed to the discovery of novel osteogenic oxysterol compounds that target multipotent mesenchymal cells, including mesenchymal stem cells, to induce the formation of bone-forming osteoblasts and bone.
Amnion is a well-established source of multipotent stem cells used in a large variety of treatment modalities.