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Relating to a stem cell that is capable of differentiating into a limited number of specialized cell types.

mul·tip′o·ten·cy (-tən-sē) n.


(Biology) biology a variant form of multipotential
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Adj.1.multipotent - able to many things; "multipotent drugs"
potent, stiff, strong - having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
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BONN, Germany, February 1, 2018 -- Multipotent stromal cells have long been a hot topic in medical research.
The goal will be to determine whether AAGP enhances the ex vivo survival and maintenance of multipotent potential in a way that could be used to enhance bone marrow transplantation.
announced that its proprietary multipotent cell conditioned media will be marketed by biopharmaceutical company Allergan within the recently-acquired Regenica Advanced Rejuvenation System.
In this publication, the authors isolate multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs) from the bone marrow to determine if injecting these cells into a rat whose spinal cord has been crushed will help reverse the effects of the SCI.
An article published in Stem Cells reveals that the bone-loss prevention drug zoledronate protects DNA and extends the life span of mesenchymal stem cells: multipotent connective tissue cells that can differentiate into a number of cell types, including bone, fat, and cartilage cells.
A novel, topical multipotent growth factor was found to be safe, effective, and well tolerated for periorbital skin rejuvenation, in an open-label pilot study of 39 women.
Objective: In adult organisms, the natural ability to regenerate tissues damaged by injury or aging resides in multipotent tissue-specific precursors in local microenvironments.
The patent is named 'Identification and isolation of multipotent cells from non-osteochondral mesenchymal tissue.
According to Slukvin, an unfulfilled aspiration is to produce hematopoietic stem cells, multipotent stem cells found in bone marrow that are used to treat some cancers, including leukemia and multiple myeloma, in the lab.
DreamFect[TM] Stem exhibits high transfection efficiency on human adult multipotent stem cells such as MSC (Mesenchymal Stem Cells), AdSC (Adipose derived Stem Cells), AFSC (Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells), and KG1a.
Dermal papilla cell clusters are mesenchyme cells, which perform several important functions that include being reservoirs of multipotent stem dens, which are critical assets in the area of regenerative medicine; having the physical inductive influence on the cells of undifferentiated epidermis to push into the dermis as part of processes involved in skin appendage formation; acting as body's antidote mechanisms for preventing unwarranted inflammatory reactions; and producing useful antimicrobial proteins.
The team is calling the newly identified stem cell type multipotent vascular stem cells.