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Pluripotent stem cell



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


The term pluripotent is used for some stem cells to identify them from other stem cells that are totipotent. The pluripotent stem cells are in fact derived from totipotent stem cells. The pluripotent stem cells can develop into any cell type except for the extraembryonic tissue.

Compare: unipotent cell, totipotent cell, multipotent cell.

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Stem Cells
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by Amphibitile
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Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: adult stem cells, differentiated cells and proliferation
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Where is embryonic stem cell research at?

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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

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