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(general) The ability or capacity to perform something.

(biology) The ability of a stem cell to differentiate into different cell types.

(pharmacology) The measure of the activity of a drug in a biological system.


In biology, a cell may be totipotent, pluripotent, multipotent, or unipotent depending on its differentiation potential.

Word origin: Latin potentia, power, capacity.
Related form: potent (adjective).

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Re: adult stem cells, differentiated cells and proliferation

... excessively, with no control from the cell cycle. Due to these facts stem cells aren't the only cell type to proliferate. With regards to the potency of the cells, zygotic cells are totipotent - meaning they can differentiate into any of the somatic cells of the organism. Adult stem cells ...

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: adult stem cells, differentiated cells and proliferation
Replies: 2
Views: 3579

Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

... Castor bean is considered the most deadly of all natural poisons, ricin was extracted from castor beans for chemical warfare in World War I. Its potency proved it too risky for both sides and has remained in the arsenal, but rarely used except by terrorists. You might want to visit here flowering ...

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by mikebeverly
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Identifying a flowering tree/plant
Replies: 12
Views: 17540

how to choose your PI3K inhibitors

... derived from LY294002 preferentially target p110-δ and p110-γ. TG100–115, which inhibits all four isoforms but displays a 5- 10 fold increased potency against p110-γ and p110-δ. PI-103, which was found to have a unique selectivity profile in that it inhibited all four class I PI3Ks and, with ...

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by kenzhang
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: how to choose your PI3K inhibitors
Replies: 0
Views: 2387

Help in Drug Discovery

but I'm not quite sure the process.my lecturer say must write the whole complete process. Like how u gonna find the potency efficacy. then lead findings those things.

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by angellee0113
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help in Drug Discovery
Replies: 6
Views: 3336

Cefsulodin potency/stability as antibacterial

Hello, Does anyone know of potency/stability issues with regards to Cefsulodin (or Cefsulodin Sodium) as an antibacterial agent?. There is minimal information on wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cefsulodin and a little ...

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by antibiotic
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Cefsulodin potency/stability as antibacterial
Replies: 1
Views: 1070
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