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 [u-nip´o-tent] (unipotential [u″nĭ-po-ten´shal]) having only one power, as giving rise to cells of one order only.


Referring to those cells that produce a single type of daughter cell; for example, a unipotent stem cell. Compare: pluripotent cells.


Capable of developing into only one type of cell or tissue.

unipotent, unipotential

having only one power, as giving rise to cells of one order only.
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Every unipotent matrix can be written as a product of n(n - 1)/2 elementary matrices so [SL.
One advantage of our method is that it works in situations where the idea of a basic subset of roots does not make sense, such as the case of the unipotent radical of a parabolic subgroup.
Therefore, hepatocytes are characterized by their ability to self-support throughout the whole life of organism of one of the main characteristics of stem spaces' cells and permit consider differentiated parenchymal cell of liver as unipotent stem cell.
BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 15, 2012--Researchers here have identified multipotent and unipotent stem cells (SCs) that contribute to prostate postnatal development.
Unipotent and nilpotent classes in simple algebraic groups and lie algebras.
k](V) is unipotent if all characteristic values of e are equal to 1 [member of] k.
Table 1: Differential potential ranges of Different Stem Cells Differentiation Number of cell Example of stem types cell Totipotent All Zygote, blastomere Pleuripotent All except cells Embryonic Stem of the embryonic cells membranes Multipotent Many Hematopoietic cells Oligopotent Few Myeloid precursor Quadripotent 4 Mesenchymal progenitor cell Tripotent 3 Glial-restricted precursor Bipotent 2 Bipotential precursor from murine fetal liver Unipotent 1 Mast cell precursor Nullipotent None Terminally differentiated cell e.
Host cells in the central zone act as a population of "tissue-specific unipotent bacteriocyte stem cells" (Pflugfelder et al.
Unipotent stem cells can produce only one cell type, their own, but have the property of self-renewal which distinguishes them from non-stem cells.
Young researchers were exposed to the basic theory of the two in lectures on interval exchange maps and translation surfaces; unipotent flows and applications; quantitative nondivergence and its Diophantine applications; diagonal actions on locally homogenous spaces; and Fuchsian groups, geodesic flows on surfaces of constant negative curvature, and symbolic coding of geodesics.
Unipotent cells differentiate into only one cell type and exhibit little or no capacity for self-renewal.
We are taking adult spermatogonial stem/progenitor cells, which in the body are unipotent, capable of only making sperm, and coaxing them back to embryonic stem-like cells, which are pluripotent," said Dym.