multipotent adult progenitor cell


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multipotent adult progenitor cell

stem cells isolated from marrow of postnatal people.
Synonym(s): adult stem cell
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The researchers reported earlier this year that multipotent adult progenitor cells proliferate abundantly in the lab and can differentiate into cells similar to liver cells.
The stem cells used in the study were a recently discovered stem cell type, referred to as multipotent adult progenitor cells, or MAPCs.
The versatility of these bone marrow cells, which Verfaillie and her team call multipotent adult progenitor cells, or MAPCs, could make them invaluable in several clinical and research settings.