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Pluripotent cell


noun, plural: pluripotent cells

The cell having the ability to differentiate into more than one cell type.


In a developing animal embryo, pluripotent cells are those that can differentiate and give rise to many cell types of fetus or adult.

In plants, the cells of the meristems are pluripotent.

Compare: unipotent cell, totipotent cell, multipotent cell.

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Stem Cells

Shaanu, stem cells are pluripotent i.e., they can give rise to all of the body cells derived from the three germ layers but it cant give ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Stem Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 4916

Re: adult stem cells, differentiated cells and proliferation

Hi cathbr, 1) Yes they are Somatic cells, the definition of a somatic cell is - Any cell in a multicellular organism ... the organism. Adult stem cells however have lost some of their potency and are Pluripotent- They can only differentiate into the three germ layers, Ectoderm, mesoderm ...

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: adult stem cells, differentiated cells and proliferation
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Views: 2317

Re: DNA methylation

... in promoter methylation transfers to the next generation when a cell divides, but is reset to nil in the zygote, thus allowing pluripotent capability which would obviously be damaging to a developed organism in most cases ...

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by merv
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA methylation
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Where is embryonic stem cell research at?

Hey a general prediction of when we can expect mainstream stem cell therapy has been placed as being between 10-20 years away, the science ... an adult, the somatic cells can be reprogrammed to behave as if they are pluripotent. Look up about somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) which has potential ...

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by Kezzer
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is embryonic stem cell research at?
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Stem Cell Research not using embryos

... I'm not much good at science. Basically we are doing a report on stem cell research and it's controversies. After researching for a while I cam ... and can create, as I understood it, artifitial stem cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) that do the same thing as a normal stem cells. If ...

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by Maelbox
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cell Research not using embryos
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