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Totipotent

Definition

adjective

Having the ability to differentiate into all cell types.


Supplement

For example, the zygote and early embryonic cells are totipotent since they can differentiate into any cell type during development.


Word origin: toti- » from Latin tōtus, entire + - potent, have power, to be able.
Related forms: totipotency (noun)

Compare: unipotent, multipotent, pluripotent.
See also: potent.

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Re: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components

I am not saying # of protein x = # of protein y(In fact this is almost never the case). Rather I am saying that for a particular protein in my stem cell at least, the amount of that particular protein is the average of the gene expression in # of strands of mRNA * 100. I am getting the protein this ...

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by caters
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:42 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

Re: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components

A1: good luck, even Venter haven't managed that yet. A3: and how will you get the protein? Are you really sure that the stemm cells contain all protein in the same amount? A4: amplicon is the result of PCR. You need some template though, in your case probably the DNA.

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by JackBean
Tue May 13, 2014 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components

Q1 I am wanting to make an animal cell from DNA, RNA, Protein, and Fatty Acids as well as Glucose and other sugars. I am wondering. Should I start with the cell membrane or the nucleus and nucleolus(both are very important)? Q2 The pace of DNA replication is 8 2/3 hours for every chromosome and 2097...

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by caters
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components
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Re: Stem Cells

... the organ-systems. all they need is a hormonal or a neural message to do so. dis reminds me of something. can we say that these cells are further, totipotent

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by Sumanth001
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:11 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Stem Cells
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Views: 4916

Re: adult stem cells, differentiated cells and proliferation

... 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 however have lost some of their potency ...

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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
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