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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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miRNA-mediated competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) networks

... the Rosetta Stone of a hidden RNA language? Cell. 2011 Aug 5;146(3):353-8. 6. Circular RNAs are a large class of animal RNAs with regulatory potency. Nature. 2013 Mar 21;495(7441):333-8. 7. Natural RNA circles function as efficient microRNA sponges.Nature. 2013 Mar 21;495(7441):384-8. 8. ...

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by rnaworld2110
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: miRNA-mediated competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) networks
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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
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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
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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
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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
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