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parent cell

n.
2. A cell, such as a stem cell or progenitor cell, that is the precursor or source of other cells.
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Though previously considered to operate exclusively inside the parent cell, it is now acknowledged that miRNAs can exit cellular boundaries and control transcription in bystander cells.
Mitosis and cytokinesis together define the mitotic (M) phase of an animal cell cycle--the division of the mother cell into two daughter cells, genetically identical to each other and to their parent cell.
the mother cell divides into two daughter cells, genetically identical to each other and to their parent cell.
Briefly, 5(6)-carbosyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester (CFSE) labeled PBMCs are incubated with stimulants for four to five days at 37oC/5% CO2 and determine the number of fluorescent peaks corresponding to cell divisions of the parent cell population (Figure 2).
The location in the DNA where a transposon moves acts as an individual cell's barcode, so that if the mouse's blood is taken a few months later, any cells with the same transposon location can be linked back to its parent cell.
We don't get a perfect, new cell with mitotic cell division--we get a duplicate of the parent cell with the same DNA damage and epigenetic markers.
A cell and its sister are formed when their parent cell divides in two.
Monoclonal antibodies are antibodies made by identical immune cells that are all clones of a unique parent cell, in contrast to polyclonal antibodies, made from several different immune cells.
Schwann cell is the parent cell of both schwannoma and neurofibroma.