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Somatic

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adjective

(1) (cell biology) Of, relating to, characteristic of, a somatic cell (as opposed to the germ cell)

(2) (anatomy) Relating to the body wall (as opposed to the viscera, head, or limbs)

(3) (psychology) Of the body; physical (as opposed to the mind or spirit)


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Word origin: from Ancient Greek sōmatikos (bodily)

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Stem Cells and Cell division?

... I now haven't thoutht much about that. I'm wondering that may be thousands of years latter, not only humans, but animals as well don't need somatic stem cells any longer. We will see. :wink:

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by CandyTon
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells and Cell division?
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Views: 5528

Do hESC actively produce telomerase?

... background cause it's basically null.  I've read hIPSC have shorter telomere lengths than hESC. I understand this is due to hIPS coming from adult somatic cells but apparently hIPS don't naturally create telomerase, is this true? And do hESC produce it indefinitely so they won't hit the Hayflick ...

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by oxi
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:51 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do hESC actively produce telomerase?
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Views: 494

An Overview of Embryonic Stem Cells

... ES cells were found able to propagate indefinitely in the undifferentiated state while still conserve the capacity to differentiate to all mature somatic phenotypes. The initial isolation of murine ES cell lines in 1981 contributed to a simple model system for studying the basic processes of early ...

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by 2444256703
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:48 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: An Overview of Embryonic Stem Cells
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Stem Cells and Cell division?

... function of embryonic stem cells (As I know that Cell Specialization must occur in order for all our vitals and tissues to be formed). However, somatic (Adult tissue) stem cells I am unsure of. My question is, is that if our vitals and tissues are formed during our embryonic stages of development, ...

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by CaptainCovalency
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:54 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells and Cell division?
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Somatic Fusion and Reproduction

Hello, For my advanced Biology project, I would love to create protoplasts and then create a hybrid plant through somatic fusion, but just a few quick questions first: Do somatic fusion hybrids display characteristics of both cell donors at the same time? Or is it similar to a dihybrid ...

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by Thomas9666
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Somatic Fusion and Reproduction
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