unipotency

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unipotency

/uni·po·ten·cy/ (-po´ten-se) the ability of a part to develop in one manner only, or of a cell to develop into only one type of cell.unip´otentunipoten´tial
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We will define the mechanisms that regulate the switch from multipotent to unipotent cell fate during development of glandular epithelia.
iPSCs and other multipotent or unipotent cells possess a genetic "memory" (see "Differences between iPSCs and ESCs" in Section 4.
Multipotent stem cells are the next set of stem cells to form following a cascade of cell differentiation towards unipotent cells.
Multipotent cells are capable of differentiating into a group of related cell types and unipotent cells can produce only one type of cells [3,4].
Unipotent cells differentiate into only one cell type and exhibit little or no capacity for self-renewal.