totipotent


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to totipotent: totipotent cell

to·tip·o·tent

 (tō-tĭp′ə-tənt, tō′tĭ-pōt′nt)
adj.
Relating to a cell, especially a fertilized egg, that is capable of differentiating into an unlimited number of specialized cell types.

to·tip′o·ten·cy n.

totipotent

(təʊˈtɪpətənt)
adj
(Biology) (of an animal cell) capable of differentiation and so forming a new individual, tissue, organ, etc
[C20: from Latin tōtus entire + potent1]
toˈtipotency n

to•tip•o•tent

(toʊˈtɪp ə tənt)

adj. Biol.
(of a cell or part) having the potential for developing in various specialized ways.
[1895–1900]
to•tip′o•ten•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.totipotent - having the ability to give rise to unlike cells; "embryonic stem cells are totipotent"
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
Translations

to·tip·o·tent

, totipotential
a. totipotente, que puede generar totipotencia.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The guidelines exclude the recourse to a specialized EMRO in case of derivation of human pluripotent stem cells from somatic cells via genetic or chemical means of reprogramming (e.g., induced pluripotent stem cells or IPSCs) as long as the research does not generate human embryos or entail sensitive aspects of the research use of human totipotent or pluripotent stem cells.
Specifically, they have the characteristics of totipotent cells; a primitive state never before obtained in a laboratory.
First theory hypothesises that teratomas arise from totipotent primordial germ cells, while second theory postulates that teratomas arise from remnants of the primitive node.
Oat transformation has utilized friable, embryogenic callus initiated from immature embryos as a source of totipotent target cells for microprojectile bombardment (Somers et al., 1992, 1996; Torbert et al., 1995).
defined teratoid Wilms as a tumor that contains heterologous elements comprising more than 50% of the tumor mass The pathogenesis of this entity is still debated; it is likely that it originates from totipotent primitive metanephric blastema [9].
Citation: "Totipotent Embryonic Stem Cells Arise in Ground-State Culture Conditions"; Sophie M, Morgani et al.; Cell Reports, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/ j.celrep.2013.04.034
Stem cells can be categorized as totipotent, pluripotent, and multipotent, depending upon their differentiation potential [4,5].
the cells of the inner mass are totipotent and are capable of forming two normal individuals if they split equally, resulting in identical monozygotic twins.
In the initial stages of development, when an embryo contains as few as five to eight cells, the stem cells arc totipotent and can develop into any cell type.
INTRODUCTION: An immature-teratoma is a tumor arising from totipotent cells of gonads or extragonadal sites containing elements differentiating into two or more germ cell types with variable amount of immature tissue.
The first cell type was totipotent cells--cells from the early embryo that have the ability to divide and produce all of the differentiated cells in the placenta and the body of organism.
Stem Cells based on their cell potency and differentiation are divided into unipotent cells, multipotent cells, pluripotent cells and totipotent cells (Figure 1).