somatic cell


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Related to somatic cell: somatic cell nuclear transfer, Somatic cell genetics, somatic cell hybridization

somatic cell

n.
Any cell of a multicellular organism other than a germ cell. Also called body cell.

somatic cell

[sōmat′ik]
any of the cells of body tissue that have the diploid number of chromosomes, as distinguished from germ cells, which contain the haploid number. Compare germ cell.

somatic cell

Cell biology
Any cell in the body that is not reproductive/germ cells/gametes and their precursors.

somatic cell

any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells.

somatic

1. pertaining to or characteristic of the body or soma.
2. pertaining to the body wall, not the viscera.

somatic afferent system
the system of sensory neurons scattered around the body and responding to pain, touch, temperature and other external stimuli.
somatic cell
see somatic cell.
somatic cell count (SCC)
measurement of somatic cells in milk. An indication of mastitis. See also linear score.
somatic cell hybridization
fusion in the laboratory of two different populations of somatic cells.
somatic mutation
see somatic mutation.
somatic myoneural junction
somatic nerves
nerves supplying the body wall and limbs.
somatic pain
pain emanating from muscles, skeleton, skin; pain in the parts of the body other than the viscera.
somatic sensation
central perceptions of sensory stimuli from the body wall and limbs include touch, temperature, tickle, itch, pain, conscious proprioception.
somatic theory
this postulates that very few immunoglobulins are inherited but there is great diversification in differentiating somatic cells.
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Thus, we used the oocyte extract of Siberian sturgeon to alter the epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation and histone acetylation in the nuclei of porcine somatic cells.
But if this threat indeed exists in the case of egg donation volunteers, then it also seems to apply with equal or greater force in the case of somatic cell donors.
has made it known that he believes Missouri should take the lead in outlawing somatic cell nuclear transfer, regardless of what good may come of the research or the jobs or money the effort brings to the state.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer is important to scientists not merely for the stem cells it produces that can be given back to the donor, but for the knowledge it may bring of wakening gene expression in ordinary cells in the body.
26) prohibits the creation of a human embryo clone by any means including somatic cell nuclear transfer and embryo splitting.
In February 1997, the state-run Roslin Institute, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, announced the successful cloning of a healthy lamb, named Dolly, using genetic material from somatic cells in the udder of a 6-year-old ewe.
Silver: Somatic cell gene therapy is very difficult to do.
For example, in the movie Jurassic Park, scientists used somatic cells that had been trapped in amber to create replicas of long-extinct dinosaurs.
Scientists at Cornell University optimized a cold microfiltration process that would effectively remove microbial and somatic cells from skim milk.
New research into direct reprogramming of one type of somatic cell into another without going through the stem cell stage is also covered.
The scientist claims his team has succeeded in cloning eight coyotes: "We injected a coyote's somatic cell into a dog's egg and produced a cloned embryo.