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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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It has been recommended by the International Society for Cellular Therapy that stem cells isolated from adult tissues are designated "multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells" (MSCs) [31].
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.
Multipotent stem cells can produce only cells of a closely related family of cells e.g.
It was able to show that some of these stem cells, called multipotent adult germline stem cells, turned into heart, muscle, brain and other cells.
Spinal Cord Society (Fergus Falls, MN) has patented a process for generating multipotent cells from glial cells using in vitro techniques to dedifferentiate fetal or adult mammalian glial cells into multipotent cells.
Multipotent: Stem cells that can reproduce only limited cells and tissues in the body.
"They are a potential source of multipotent stem cells that may serve many therapeutic and biotechnological roles."
One of the clearest of these kinds of mistakes was made by The New York Times' Nicholas Wade in an article on the discovery of a versatile new type of stem cell found in adults, known as "Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells." Previously unknown, these cells can be mass-produced for researchers, and may prove very useful for disease therapies.
The stem cell bill thaws the federally induced chill on such research by opening up opportunities and state funds for study of multipotent and pluripotent stem cells, including those produced by nuclear transplantation.
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).