parent cell


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to parent cell: daughter cells

parent cell

n.
2. A cell, such as a stem cell or progenitor cell, that is the precursor or source of other cells.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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).
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.
1998) developed Super- CHO cell line (from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) parent cell line) which expressed recombinant IGF-I that renders the cells to grow indifinitely in protein and/or serum-free media.
Mitosis results in daughter cells with the same genetic composition as parent cells, whereas meiosis results in progeny with different genetic composition from both each other and the parent cell (Figure 1).
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) are identical antibodies because they are produced by one type of immune cell that are all clones of a single parent cell.