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mul·tip·o·tent

 (mŭl-tĭp′ə-tənt)
adj.
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.
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multipotent

(ˌmʌltɪˈpəʊtənt)
adj
(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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Multipotent stem cells can be taken from bone marrow, for example, but become a bone, cartilage, muscle, or fat cell.
The researchers found that stem cell genes were not switched off, but simply put on standby, by preventing them from making the protein product that keeps the cell multipotent.
Through Histogen's patented technology process, fibroblast cells are induced to become multipotent stem cells, and there is upregulation of growth factors which have been shown to be important in hair viability.
Through the company's patented technology process, fibroblast cells are induced to become multipotent stem cells and there is upregulation of growth factors which have been shown to be important in hair viability.
Thereafter, hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells were defined as [Lin.sup.-][Sca1.sup.+][c-Ki.sup.t]+ (LSK) cells, pre- granulocytemonocyte progenitors (pre-GMPs: [Lin.sup.-][c.sup.-] [Kit.sup.+]Sca1--[LSK-] [CD41.sup.-][CD16/32.sup.low/-][CD150.sup.-][CD105.sup.low-/-]), granulocyte- monocyte progenitors (GMPs: LKS-CD16/32hi[CD150.sup.-]), and multipotent progenitors (MPPs: Lin-Sca1+ [c-Ki.sup.t]+[CD150.sup.-][CD105.sup.low-/-]).
Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent, adult stem cells that are therapeutic agents in the repair and regeneration of muscle, tissue, cartilage and bone.
In the article titled "Metformin Decreases Reactive Oxygen Species, Enhances Osteogenic Properties of Adipose-Derived Multipotent Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Vitro, and Increases Bone Density In Vivo' [1], an acknowledgment should be added as follows:
Stem cells have also been found in adults, but instead of being able to turn into all types of cells (pluripotent), they are usually able to turn into one or several types of cells (multipotent).
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.
They are the stem cells of choice because they are multipotent, they have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties and provide trophic support.