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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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She has initiated a comprehensive program of cellular transplantation and reprogramming that holds great promise toward advancing the feasibility of successfully treating a broad spectrum of disorders of the skin, as well as providing a source of easily accessible multipotent adult stem cells to regenerate other organs.
They are the stem cells of choice because they are multipotent, they have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties and provide trophic support.
We have shown that the adult CB is a plastic organ that contains a population of multipotent neural stem cells.
Using multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells from rats, they also showed that FM550 and its constituent triphenyl phosphate (TPP) stimulated formation of fat cells.
Tianhe) which has licensed a series of patented technologies for the isolation of human cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells for possible clinical applications.
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.
4) showed that the IFP contains multipotent root cells capable of changing into chondrocyte, osteoblast and adipocyte cells under suitable culture conditions.
Single stromal cells were multipotent as their progeny differentiated into smooth-muscle cells, adipocytes, chondrocytes and osteoblasts [9,10] This suggests that the human endometrium contains populations of epithelial progenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells.
Led by a team of specialists at the University Hospital of in Regensburg, Germany, the researchers developed an approach using a special class of stem cells referred to as multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs).
Adipose tissue represents an abundant, accessible source of multipotent adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs).
These multipotent mesenchymal cells may proliferate at the ectopic sites to form meningioma.